New report suggests Nokia will make a re-entry into the smartphone market as early as next year with an Android smartphone.
According to G for Games, Mike Wang, Nokia China’s president, has revealed that the company will be using the factories in Sichuan to build new Android-powered smartphones next year. The president also confirmed that Nokia’s global R&D center will also be relocated in Sichuan, China.
It is rumored that Nokia’s re-enrtry will be marked by the launch of a new phone to be called ‘the C1’ which will come running Android 5.0 Lollipop. It is expected to come powered by a quad-core Intel processor with a clock speed of 2.8GHz and feature 3GB RAM, a 5-inch 1080p display. a competitive 20.1MP camera, a 5MP secondary camera and 3,100 mAh battery.
Apart from the smartphone industry, Nokia is also said to be having its eyes upon other growing fields like Virtual Reality.
Nokia is yet to comment on the report.
Recently, Nokia agreed to buy French telecom equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent in an all-stock deal valued at 15.6 billion euros (USD 16.6 billion).The deal is expected to get finalised in the first half of 2016.