We have been reading lots of rumors regarding upcoming Nokia Android smartphones in 2016. Now Nokia is ready to get back into the hardware business with two new phones powered by the latest version of Android. New a new report claims the company is working on two Android powered smartphone that might launch end of this year.
HMD Global purchased the Nokia brand from Microsoft in May. HMD has signed a strategic licensing agreement with Nokia Technologies, the advanced technology and licensing unit of Nokia Corporation, giving HMD sole use of the Nokia brand on mobile phones and tablets worldwide for the next decade, and cellular standard essential patent licenses.
HMD intends to invest over USD 500 million over the next three years to support the global marketing of Nokia-branded mobile phones and tablets, funded via its investors and profits from the acquired feature phone business. To complete its portfolio of Nokia branding rights, HMD has conditionally agreed to acquire from Microsoft the rights to use the “Nokia” trademark on feature phones until 2024, and design rights relating to Microsoft’s Feature Phone Business. This transaction is expected to close in H2 2016. Together, these agreements will make HMD the sole global licensee for all types of Nokia-branded mobile phones and tablets.
Nokia is planning to put in use its Brand image of “Sturdy & Robust” smartphones creator and will come with water and Dust resistant IP68 ratings. These two smartphones will run on Android Nougat out of the box and come with fingerprint scanner. One of them smartphone will be smaller and may have a 5.2-inch display size and the bigger one may have a display size of 5.5-inch. Nokia is also rumored to working on to improve its Z-Launcher UI.