Foxconn To Manufacture Nokia's Upcoming Smartphone(s)

Nokia was once the largest cellphone manufacturer in the world. This Finland-based company was well-known all around the world, and it seemed like they will remain at the very top of the food chain for a very, very long time. Well, Nokia made quite a few mistakes while they were switching over to smartphones, first they pushed forward two of their very own OS’, Symbian and MeeGo, and later on they signed an exclusivity agreement with Microsoft to manufacture Windows Phone devices exclusively. Now, that didn’t exactly went well, and Microsoft ultimately purchased Nokia’s Devices and Services unit, and Nokia's whole smartphone unit was a part of it. The Redmond giant did not keep the company for long though, it was announced a while back that Nokia was sold to Foxconn, well, sort of, they were technically sold to HMD Global, which is Foxconn’s brand, essentially.

Having that in mind, last we heard Nokia was planning to release at least one smartphone and a smartwatch before the end of this year, and after weeks of silence, we finally have some new info. Earlier info claimed that the company plans to release a 5.2-inch and a 5.5-inch handset, both of which will sport QHD (2560 x 1440) resolution. These two devices are said to ship with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box with the company’s Z Launcher on top of Google’s offering. Now, a new piece of information claims that these two devices will be manufactured by Foxconn, a Taiwan-based tech giant. Foxconn, as many of you know, manufactures smartphones for tons of companies out there, including Apple. In any case, the report also claims that the upcoming Nokia smartphone(s) will sport camera sensors manufactured using graphene material, and that this device (or devices) will be made out of metal. So, what is graphene? This is essentially a very thin layer of pure carbon, that's the best way to describe it.

That is more or less it as far as new info goes. We don’t really have all that much info regarding Nokia’s upcoming smartphone(s), but if rumors are to be believed, at least one of the two devices will be fueled by the Snapdragon 820 SoC, though that was to be expected. IP68 certification for water and dust resistance had also been mentioned in the past, but we’ll see how accurate those rumors are.

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