- New models will have display sizes starting from 5 inches
- Will include a variant of the Nokia D1C
- First set of Nokia-branded devices to be unveiled at MWC 2017
The comeback of Nokia’s brand under HMD Global early next year has been highly anticipated and rumours surrounding the upcoming smartphones keep growing day by day. Up until now, it was rumoured that at least three Nokia-branded Android devices will be unveiled at MWC 2017 in February targeting the entry-level, mid-range, and high-end categories. A fresh rumour however suggests that HMD Global will come out with four more models in Q2 and Q3 of 2017, which includes a variant of the Nokia D1C.
It looks like HMD Global wants to bring back the Nokia brand swiftly with a total of at least five smartphones now rumoured for 2017. Digitimes cites supply chain sources to claim the four new models will have display sizes ranging from 5 inches to 5.7 inches, at QHD or full-HD resolutions. The sources further added that LG Display, Century Technology (CTC), and Innolux will be supplying the panels for the upcoming phones with FIH Mobile serving as production partner.
The first set of Nokia-branded smartphones is tipped to be unveiled by HMD Global in February at MWC 2017. The highly rumoured Nokia D1C is the most likely smartphone we will get to see at the MWC 2017. The Nokia D1C is rumoured to be a mid-ranged device that will be offered in two variants, depending on memory and display size. A more recent leak also suggests that there may be another mid-level device tipped as Nokia E1.
Meanwhile, HMD Global is also expected to unveil its flagship Nokia-branded smartphone at MWC 2017 which is rumoured to pack a Snapdragon 835 SoC, 6GB of RAM, and a 23-megapixel rear camera with Zeiss lens.
We are still two months away from the MWC 2017, which means you can expect a few more leaks and rumours to pour in until then. With no official word from HMD Global or Nokia on any of the rumoured devices, we’ll just have to wait a little longer to see exactly what is in the works.