How times have changed. Nokia sold its entire mobile division to Microsoft in 2014 and now, much like BlackBerry, no longer manufactures its own devices. Today, Nokia is partnered with HMD Global, the Finnish manufacturer with the exclusive rights to use the Nokia brand for phones, and together may be launching some new Nokia devices at Mobile World Congress.
HMD’s first Android-powered Nokia phone, the Nokia 6, is already available in China. VentureBeat recently reported that two more Android-powered phones would be revealed at MWC. These would likely be the Nokia 5 and Nokia 3. The Nokia 5 is expected to have a Snapdragon 430 CPU, 2GB of RAM, and a 5.2″ 720p display for €199. No details have been leaked for the Nokia 3, aside from a €149 price point. Both devices are likely to run Android 7.0 Nougat, much like the Nokia 6.
If bringing the old name back can work for Mini and Fiat then why not Nokia, as there are not rumours Nokia might announce a modern version of the Nokia 3310, one of the most iconic devices from mobile phone history. With the Nokia 150 launching this week with 31 days of battery life, there is no reason Nokia wouldn’t dust off the old favourite for a refresh. Rumoured price tag is around €59 and likely to be targeted for Europe.