- Rumoured smartphones are tipped to be water, dust resistant
- The two Nokia smartphones are expected to pack Snapdragon 820 SoCs
- Two variants with 5.2-inch and 5.5-inch displays are expected
According to the latest rumours, two Nokia-branded Android phones made by Finland’s HMD Global might be soon making their way to the market. The leaks suggest that the 5.2-inch and 5.5-inch phones will sport 2K resolution (QHD) displays and will come with IP68 certification, which effectively means they will be highly resistant to water and dust on the similar lines to phones like the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and Galaxy S7.
As per a report by Gizmo China, the phones are rumoured to be powered by Snapdragon 820 chipset and will come with Z-Launcher System UI based on the latest Android 7.0 Nougat.
The phones is tipped to have an all-metal body and according to a report by Nokia Power User both will sport an Oled screen. It also adds that the phones might also pack fingerprint scanners, and will be based on Android 7.0 Nougat. It says that “the sensors on these two smartphones may be most sensitive ever and will be based upon Nokia’s extensive research on wonder material graphene.”
Nokia Power User has said that the official unveil for these two smartphones is planned towards the end of 2016 but adds that their launch date will be dependent on testing and development of the phones and might move to first quarter of 2017.
In May this year, Nokia said that it has granted the newly-established HMD Global, the exclusive global license to create and sell Nokia-branded mobile phones and tablets for the next 10 years.
Nokia was the world’s top mobile maker before it was dethroned by Apple and Samsung. The Finnish company’s decision to choose Windows Phone platform proved to be the wrong one, and the company had to eventually sell its handset business to Microsoft for a consideration of $7.2 billion (roughly Rs. 48,340 crores) in 2014.