There are about ten days, Nokia again denied its return to the smartphone market. Yet according to the latest leaks, the Finnish company is planning to launch an Android smartphone in 2016, the same date when the agreement with Microsoft that prevents the company from designing and selling phones will be no more. According to Nokia Power User, the manufacturing of this device would be ensured by Foxconn.
This new rumor comes a little like a hair in the soup when we know that only ten days ago, the CEO of Nokia, Rajeev Suri, declared that the company is not planning to build any new smartphones. This can be explained by the fact that the Finnish company does not wish to reveal its plans considering that it will not release this smartphone on the market until next year.
After the “X” serie that relied on Google’s OS while affixing Microsoft services, a real Android smartphone designed by Nokia and integrating the technologies and the know-how of the Finnish firm remains highly anticipated from the part of consumers.
Also according to the same source, India, China and Europe would be the first markets targeted by this new device. The fact that the Foxconn name will be mentioned as an assembler is not surprising in itself, given that it was the manufacturing company behind the Nokia N1, recently voted “Best Android tablet in China“.
For about six months, we constantly read everywhere that Nokia wishes to return to the smartphone market with an Androphone but the company consistently denied every rumor few days later. It is often said that there is no smoke without fire and the recurrence of these rumors is confusing. It remains to ascertain fact from fiction in order to know what Nokia is really preparing and why it persists to contradict every leak.