Nokia Android Phones 2017
The Finnish company HMD Global has now officially received the license to offer smartphones under the name Nokia. Already on the MWC the first models could be shown.
The comeback of the Nokia brand on smartphones is now safe: HMD Global has announced that the brand licensing agreement announced in the spring will now enter into force after the financial transactions are concluded. The deal included the HMD Global, founded in Finland this year, the Foxconn subsidiary FIH Mobile as producer and Microsoft as the current rights owner.
The company Nokia, which after the sale of its hardware division to Microsoft in 2013 is mainly active as a TK equipment supplier, receives from each sold device a license from HMD Global. On the Nokia website, a range of future phones has already been set up, which is still of little use.
The license of the naming rights is valid for 10 years worldwide except in Japan. HMD Global will continue to offer simple feature phones, as well as smartphones and tablets, under the traditional name of Nokia. According to the information on the Nokia website 2017, they are expected to come on the market.
HMD Global will also be represented for the first time at the Mobile World Congress at the end of February 2017 and could show the first new products there. Whether the Android smartphones and tablets to be launched in Germany will be available, but is still unclear. It would also be possible to initially serve markets such as India or Vietnam, where the Nokia brand is particularly popular thanks to its feature phones.