Despite that Nokia has not produced Smartphones for a long time; it still has a fixed place in many hearts. Nokia risked everything on a Windows Phone since Microsoft has bought it. Last year, Nokia launched an Android tablet, Nokia N1.
HMD Global has earned the right to manufacture Nokia Smartphones from Microsoft for the next 10 years. Recently, James Rutherfoord, Microsoft Asia-Pacific CEO, and Nokia’s CEO disclosed that HMD is Global planning to launch at least two smartphones within this year and the year following.
Nokia also confirmed its presence in MWC 2017 but however, nothing is mentioned whether it any Nokia handset will be released in the trade fair or not.
A Vietnamese publication quoted James Rutherfoord that HMD Global plans to launch at least two Nokia handsets within this year and similarly two more within the second quarter of 2017.
Here, the Vietnamese connection is on FIH Mobile, a Foxconn subsidiary which took over the local feature phone industry that was previously dominated by Nokia and Microsoft. It seems that FIH will launch two Nokia feature handsets within this year. In the meanwhile, HMD will be busy for the 2017 release.