Anytime the name “Nokia” is mentioned, we then look back to fond memories that this brand has brought us, but its market share now has lessened considerably. Being the largest cellphone manufacturer in the world a decade ago, this Finland-based company made wrong decisions that hit them so hard during the time when smartphones were just becoming widely adopted.
First, the firm unleashed two of their OS into the smartphone market, the Symbian and Meego which was not really accepted due to complexity issues. Nokia then signed an exclusivity agreement with Microsoft to manufacture Nokia phones with Windows Mobile operating system but that did not exactly went well either.
In 2014, Microsoft purchased Nokia’s Devices and Services unit (smartphone inclusive) for $7.2billion.Then in May 2016, it was announced that Foxconn had purchased Nokia, technically sold to Foxconn’s brand- HMD Global Oy (Taiwanese company that also manufactures Apple iPhones).
According to earlier reports that emerged online, it was revealed that the Nokia brand will release two new smartphones into the market but from the stable of HMD Global Oy.
The both phones will feature all metal body along with graphene camera. Graphene is a carbon allotrope with atoms bonded in the form of a honeycomb shape. Having appeared in a leak, they will sport different screen size, one of them is a 5.2” model and the other is a large 5.5” model, both are accompanied with (2560 x 1440) resolution, and will be packed with Z-Launcher System UI based on the latest Android 7.0 Nougat.
Other noteworthy features are said to be Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset, along with an IP68 certification for water and dust resistance, similar to the one on the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.
The 5.5” version will be equipped with a huge 22.6MP main camera and will carry a price tag in the region of $500 (3000 Yuan). Currently, in the phone market, any device having these rich features with the above price tag will be considered competitively priced.