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Nokia reportedly to release 2 premium Android Nougat smartphones

No fooling around this time: undisclosed sources claim that Nokia has two Android Nougat smartphones in the works for later this year.

Published onJuly 21, 2016

Remember when the brand Nokia was synonymous with mobile technology? Back in the days when the internet would growl at you every time you logged on and nobody could call the house until you closed Netscape Navigator, the reliable Nokia Brick™ was the only way to communicate with the outside world. Also we all got pretty damn good at that Snake game.

But as Robert Frost once wrote, possibly while thinking of Nokia, “Nothing gold can stay,” and the era of this brand’s cellular dominance came to a close. However, if the sources noted by NokiaPowerUser can be trusted, the company might just be trying to get back into the main game.

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Although rumors of Nokia premium Android phones have abounded (we even created one ourselves back on April Fools Day), this report seems more specific and reliable. The pair of devices have allegedly entered the prototyping stage and could be formally unveiled as early as Q4 2016. Both devices will run Android Nougat out of the box. The larger smartphone will have a display size of 5.5 inches, while it’s smaller companion will boast 5.2 inches. No resolution has been confirmed as of yet.

These smartphones will use an improved version of Nokia’s Z-Launcher UI, and fingerprint scanners might be in the work as well. As always, since these reports come from an unrevealed source, do take this revelation with a grain of salt. We’ll keep our ears to the ground for any additional leaked information about these devices, but if the source golden, then the latest we’ll be seeing a premium Android smartphone from Nokia running Nougat will be early 2017.

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