Nokia is making a comeback! New Android smartphone to launch next year

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A new range of Nokia smartphones are set to be released in 2017.

HMD Global Oy, the company created to release the next generation of Nokia branded smartphones, agreed a deal back in May with Nokia Technologies for the sole use of the Nokia phone brand name and patents for the next ten years.

In a statement released on Thursday, HMD announced plans to release new Nokia smartphones which will be powered by the Android operating system.

The company also announced that FIH Mobile will manufacture the handsets.

“Today marks a happy and important day for HMD. Nokia has been one of the most iconic and recognisable phone brands globally for decades,” said Arto Nummela, CEO of HMD Global.

“The excitement of re-introducing this much loved, well known and trusted brand to smartphone consumers is a responsibility and an ambition that everyone at HMD shares.

“We are excited about building the next chapter for Nokia phones. We see this as a brilliant opportunity to solve real life consumer problems and to deliver on the quality and designs that the Nokia brand has been always known for.”

Reports that Nokia was set to make a comeback first emerged earlier this year, with rumours that brand was about to release the D1C smartphone – a mid range Android device with said to include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor and 3GB of RAM.

There is no official word yet on when Nokia will release its new smartphone, but analysts have said that it could be unveiled at Mobile World Congress 2017 which takes place in February.

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