With Nokia trying to make its way back to the mobile market, the company seems to be on the right path judging with the rumors flying all over the internet. The former heavyweight champion of phone manufacturers is set to make a major comeback after years of failed partnership with Microsoft. Mobile World Congress is almost here, and Nokia is expected to make some really big announcements.
Nokia 6 was released in China, and reports claim it sold out in January. Nokia (or rather HMD Global) seems to have a great chance at making a real comeback.
Nokia 3310 is coming back
When you talk about strength, durability and legendary battery life, the iconic Nokia 3310 is the phone that comes to mind. Nokia 3310 continues to be the subject of memes online even after if has been discontinued. Several reports corroborates the claim that Nokia 3310 is set for a reboot. We are going to see this phone on the shelves again.
Nokia 3310 existed at a time when most phones were dumb, and such a dumb phone in this age of smartphones sound absurd. However, nostalgia will still make some buy it, and a lot of people who want a break from smartphones would see it as a great option.
Besides, feature phones are still a thing in developing countries around the world.
Nokia 6 is going global
Nokia’s comeback device was the Nokia 6 released in China last month. The 5.5-inch device was received positively, gathering millions of registrations and selling out within minutes. It’s very likely that a global launch would be announced this February. The mid-range Android phone was launched with a price tag of $249.
Nokia P1: The flagship device
Nokia P1 is the company’s flagship device and it packs some great specs. According to rumors, it will pack a 22.6MP Zeiss-certified camera sensor. It’s expected to pack 6GB RAM with storage options pegged at 128GB and 256GB, and a 2K display protected by Gorilla Glass 5. Although reports claim that Samsung Galaxy S8 will be the first device to use Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, a very interesting rumor claims that Nokia P1 will be released with this same chipset. It is expected to be water-resistant with an IP57 rating. Also, it’s likely to come with a 3,500mAh battery and support Quick Charge.
Nokia 3 and Nokia 5
Nokia 3 is a budget phone with a 5.2-inch display to be sold around $160. It’s expected to come with 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, 13MP rear camera, 5MP front camera, 1.4GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor. It is expected to support additional storage via a microSD card slot. As for Nokia 5, details are pretty sketchy, but it’s also a budget phone with a 5.2-inch display.
Mobile World Congress kicks of on the 27th of this month and will last through March 2nd. These devices, along with whatever Nokia has in stock for 2017, will be unveiled.