Nokia to Launch Two Smartphones with Snapdragon 820 SoC in China
Nokia is already confirmed to enter the smartphone market by launching Android powered devices soon. Now the company is said to launch two new high-end smartphones running on latest Android Nougat based Nokia Z Launcher. The device will be manufactured by Foxconn while HMD Global looks after the marketing and distribution of the Nokia device.
Nokia will not get into the device distribution or manufacturing; it will just give authority to use its brand name and in return get the royalties. Two new Nokia smartphones with a screen size of 5.2-inches and 5.5-inches are reported to come soon. Both the devices are expected to come with similar kind of design and sports mostly the same hardware. The company opted for the AMOLED display panels with QuadHD resolution.
The devices shall be powered by Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor clocked at 2.1GHz along with Adreno 530 GPU. Recently, Qualcomm also unveiled the upgraded Snapdragon 821 chipset which is clocked at 2.4GHz and offers 10% better performance. It is also mentioned that both the devices are IP68 certified which means they are waterproof and dustproof.
The Nokia-Foxconn deal was announced in May 2016 through which Foxconn will manufacture Nokia’s Android smartphones. Since Foxconn has permission to use the Nokia name, it’s thought that it has simply slapped a more recognisable brand name and logo onto the handset in order to get more market interest when launched in western parts of the world.
The devices will be launched first in China, same as Nokia N1 Tablet and the pricing of these is said to be around 3000 Yuan (approx $450).