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Nokia Said To Be Prepping 2017 Lineup

Multiple reports over the previous week seem to suggest that a range of Nokia-designed and Nokia-branded smartphones will be coming to market in 2017.

Nokia made its name in the mobile market but sold off its mobile phone business to Microsoft for $7.17 billion in 2013. The range of rumored handsets would be their first return to the mobile market since then.

Rumors say that a device, code-named the Nokia Pixel, will occupy the lower-end of the market and feature a basic dual-core Snapdragon 200 processor alongside 1GB of RAM.

Unlike the company’s more recent efforts, these new handsets won’t run on Windows Mobile but rather Android 7.0 Nougat.

Meanwhile, the company’s new flagship proposition will feature a Snapdragon 820 processor, water and dust resistance up to IP68, fingerprint sensors, and OLED displays with QHD resolution.

Rumors also suggest this flagship device will include a sort of hover or gesture-based control.

“We have been reinventing ourselves for 150 years using this amazing brand,” Ramzi Haidamus, president of Nokia’s consumer Nokia Technologies division, told Digital Trends in June.

“We’re starting to focus on people’s happiness and health in a way that wasn’t possible before because the technology wasn’t possible before. You can expect some really surprising products in the next year or two directly from this company as we turn a new chapter.”