This news generated waves of excitement in the mobile tech scene, so we made a poll asking our readers whether they thought Nokia could succeed in today's oversaturated Android smartphone market. The majority of you answered with “Yes, absolutely!”, and if the latest rumors are anything to go by, then there really might be a reason for excitement.
The latest leak suggests that there are two Nokia-branded devices in the works – a 5.2-inch and a 5.5-inch smartphone – both of which will reportedly sport a robust and premium metallic design evocative of the famous “Nokia feel” that we have been yearning for. Both handsets will reportedly be powered by Snapdragon 820 CPUs and will be IP68 certified – like the Glaxy S7, S7 Active and S7 Edge – which means complete dust resistance and protection from immersion in up to 3 ft of water for 30 minutes.
As far as screens go, the 5.2- and 5.5-inch sizes have been confirmed by two separate sources – Nokia Power User (NPU) and GizmoChina – though the latter claims 2K resolution for both, while the former states that “while display resolution is not confirmed yet we can expect a QHD resolution OLED display” on both devices.
As far as the camera department goes, the bigger of the two phones is expected to feature a 22.6MP rear shooter. The sensors on both could be the “most sensitive ever and will be based upon Nokia’s extensive research on wonder material Graphene”, NPU claims.
According to GizmoChina, the two Nokia handsets will launch in China, with the bigger of the two going on sale for around $500. The new Nokia smartphones are expected to be unveiled toward the end of 2016 but could be pushed to a Q1 2017 launch.