Just about a week after Nokia officially tweeted that the company’s CEO would deliver a kynote address at MWC 2017 bill for the first quarter of 2017, a senior Microsoft Executive has come out to disclose that the much anticipated two Nokia phones would be released in second quarter (Q2) 2017.
According to the report which emanated from Vietnam, James Rutherfoord, CEO of Mobile device commodities in Microsoft Asia-Pacific was quoted as saying HMD Global Oy is working on launching two new Nokia phones, perhaps feature phones, by Q4 2016 which means any moment from now, and then two smartphones should be expected in the early part of Q2 2017.
News about the return of Nokia branded phones have been coming in and out for the past couple of months right after two Android Nokia phones leaked. A Nokia feature phone was later on spotted on TENAA and of late the Nokia D1C made the rounds on benchmarks, sporting Android Nougat. A Nokia tablet is also said to be in the works, even though we are not too sure about that.
It remains to be seen how the Nokia brand will be re-jigged to get back into the groove. The specs posted on benchmarks have been anything but spectacular and uniqueness is a key factor in the highly competitive smartphone market. We’ll wait to see what exactly Nokia has in store because an official teaser is yet to come from the company.