According to supply chain sources in Taiwan, HMD Global will be launching a total of four new Nokia-branded Android smartphones by the third quarter of next year.
The four models will reportedly feature display sizes ranging from 5.0-inch to 5.7-inch. The more affordable models will sport Full HD resolution displays, while the flagships will get WQHD or 1440p resolution displays. Main panel supplies are said to include LG Display, Century Technology (CTC) and Innolux. FIH Mobile will be the production partner, as confirmed earlier in the past as well.
The first Nokia-branded smartphone to debut next year will be the D1C, which could be made official at the Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona in late February. According to rumors, the smartphone will be available in two variants. The cheaper version will be priced around the $150 mark, while the more expensive version will be priced at $200. The cheaper version is expected to sport a 5-inch 1080p resolution display and 2GB of RAM, while the more expensive version will arrive with a larger 5.5-inch 1080 display and 3GB of RAM. Both versions are likely to go on sale in the second quarter of the year globally.
The flagship Nokia-branded smartphones on the other hand could be unveiled in Q3, with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset under the hood. Known as the “Nokia P” in the rumor mills currently, the flagship handset is also expected to come with a metal unibody build, 23MP rear camera with Carl Zeiss optics, and IP68 certification for dust and water resistance.