This is the year we might see Nokia reclaim its rightful place on the smartphone chessboard. A Nokia phone image leaked and it seems this could be the company’s way of re-entering the mobile game.
After Microsoft bought the business in 2013, Nokia was banned from releasing phones under their brand until 2016, so this rumor might have more truth in it than we’re ready to believe now. According to Android Authority, their new handset is going to be released this summer as a mid-range device.
Under the name Nokia A1, users could get a phone running Nokia Z Launcher and Android 6Marshmallow software with Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor. From the pictures leaked, we can see a 5.5-inch 1080p display, with capacitive keys and a plastic, textured back. #mobilemagic
The news comes “from a trusted insider”, but we can’t confirm anything until Nokia releases an official statement. Even if the rumors come true, the handset might become available only on the Chinese market, as the Nokia N1 tablet before it.