Nokia to Unveil New Phones by Year’s End Dylan Duarte August 18, 2016 News Don’t call it a comeback. Just recently, Nokia’s marketing chief claimed that the company will “rise again,” which seems a bit ominous and maybe even threatening, but you can relax; they’re just talking about phones. According to executive Mike Wang, we’ll be seeing three or four Nokia-branded Android devices – smartphones and tablets – unveiled in the fourth quarter of 2016. The devices won’t actually launch until early 2017. A hard release date depends on both development and testing. The handsets will be designed by HMD, a Finnish company actually comprised of ex-Nokia (and ex-Microsoft) employees, and then manufactured by Foxconn. Official details are non-existent, but an earlier rumor suggested that the company was working on two premium phones that would run Android 7.0 Nougat. The reports claimed they would have 5.2 and 5.5-inch QHD OLED displays, Snapdragon 820 processors, 22.6MP cameras, and metal bodies resistant to dust and water. HMD is also working on two new feature phones for the next six months. This news, combined with Nokia’s recent $191 million purchase of Withings, shows that they’re serious about getting back into the smartphone game. We know it’s not that easy to reclaim your former glory, just ask BlackBerry, but Nokia is certainly going all in. Share This With The World!