We know Nokia has plans to get back into the smartphone game. They have to go about it in tricky ways thanks to Microsoft’s exit clause looming over their head, but they’re doing it. And rumor has it the phone they’re planning is going to be pretty damn good. Here are some of the early known specs, and they sound like the framework of something juicy:
- 5.5-inch QHD display
- Snapdragon 820
- IP68 Certification
- Android 7.0 Nougat
If true, it means Nokia is planning to come back with a vengeance, and the fact that the company’s new figurehead for marketing recently expressed desires to help restore Nokia to former glory supports that notion quite well.
Nokia was one of the top mobile brands in the early 2000s and leading into last decade, but they eventually faded to irrelevance with the downfall of Symbian. They had a nice renaissance moment under the arm of Microsoft, but the Lumia phones ran an operating system in its infancy up against the behemoths known as iOS and Android.
And then there were these abominations which were Nokia’s last notable releases (only notable due to the fact that a Microsoft-owned company would dare use Android) before Microsoft decided to ditch them. It’s been a rocky road for them indeed, but Nokia’s name and reputation for creating great devices hasn’t yet been forgotten, and their goal is to use their name to communicate those qualities and get back on top of the game.
The Nokia X phones were far from the company’s best work.
It won’t be easy, as even Android’s earliest dominant players are starting to see intense pressure from up and coming players in China as well as the continued onslaught being performed by Samsung. But they’ll try, and that’s all we can ask for. The question is: would you join Nokia in their quest to get back to the throne? Beyond a historic name and flashy marketing, what kind of Android phone would they have to make in order to win you over and get you to join their ranks once more? Hit us up below let us know!