Nokia Android phones to feature Nougat, Snapdragon 820, 2K display

Nokia Android Concept

Nokia’s highly anticipated Android phones have just gotten leaked in two separate reports revealing a number of intriguing new details about the handsets. The smartphones will mark a return to form for the former Finnish giant which had announced its comeback into the mobile business earlier this year.

According to GizmoChina, there are two Nokia smartphones in the pipeline with one sporting a 5.2-inch display and the other a 5.5-inch one. Both are apparently going to feature specs like a 2K OLED resolution and Snapdragon 820 processor. The devices may be priced at around CNY 3000 ($450 or Rs 30178).

Nokia is supposedly working on improving its Z-Launcher System UI which will be based on Google’s as-yet unreleased Android 7.0 Nougat OS. As per Nokia Power User, the final product may contain aspects of touch and hover interaction. Interestingly, the company may also be introducing IP68 certification into the mix to make sure the phones are dust and water resistant.

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This is apparently meant to tie into Nokia’s brand image of being a sturdy and robust handset maker. As for design, both have apparently been fashioned out of metal for a premium look and feel. The manufacturer is also looking to install fingerprint scanners for added security.

The new report further mentions that users can expect a ton of innovations in the camera department. Insider sources claim that the sensors on these offerings might be the most sensitive ever due to Nokia’s extensive research on Graphene. The devices are expected to come out by the end of 2016, though this may get pushed to Q1 of 2017 depending on testing and development.

It should be noted that the information above is apparently based on early-stage prototypes and as such may not be present in the final product. Stay tuned for more on Nokia’s Android phones as new information emerges out of the woodwork in the coming days.