Surely, everyone still remembers Nokia. The popular phone brand disappeared from the mobile scene due to the rise of newer and better smartphones. Still, rumors started circulating a few months ago that the company will be making a comeback either late this year or in 2017.
Now, the news has been confirmed by Nokia. The Finnish phone manufacturer recently revealed a presentation during the Capital Markets Day 2016 event. The slide presentation included plans and target dates of the company's return to smartphone development since their two-year deal with Microsoft will be edning this year.
However, Nokia will return as a brand only and not a phone manufacturer. In collaboration with HMD Global and Taiwanese research and development facility Foxconn, Nokia will be supplying the design and telecom patents of the soon-to-be-released handsets.
Nokia will reportedly start off with three devices to be announced at the Mobile World Congress in February. Two of those will be flagships, and the other one will be a mid-range smartphone equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 or the fast charging Snapdragon 835 in order to compete with other phone brands. Other specifications for the devices include one 5.2-inch screen and another 5.5-inch variant. The handsets will likely have an OLED display, Quad HD resolution, and a 22.6MP rear camera.