Nokia is scheduled to return to the smartphone market later this year, although via a licensing agreement with HMD Global, which will make phones with the “Nokia” brand name. This time, though, their phones will run Android, which is more in demand when compared to Windows Phone OS, which used to power earlier Nokia smartphones. There is a lot of speculation about the launch, but as per sources, the Nokia phones will launch at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017 in Barcelona in the later part of February.
Nokia will bring out two Android devices, rumored to be named the E1 and D1C. Today, the specs of the E1 were confirmed, and as per rumors, it is indeed an entry level device. The phone comes with a mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor, which is a quad-core chipset along with the Adreno 308 to drive graphics. The phone also comes with 2 GB of RAM along with 16 GB of internal storage, with a microSD card slot to further expand the memory.
The Nokia E1 will also come with a 5.2-5.3 inch display with a resolution of 720p along with capacitive buttons. The device also features a 13MP camera sensor at the back while a 5MP sensor performs the imaging duties up front. The devices will also run the latest version of Android, v7.0 Nougat.
Considering the hype surrounding the Nokia launch, many analysts expect the devices to sell well, due to the “Nokia” brand name. But the most important factor for these devices’ success will be their pricing, which will either make or break Nokia’s dreams of returning to the smartphone market. Either way, we can’t wait enough for the Mobile World Congress this year, as a lot of innovative and exciting launches are expected from all the major phone makers.