The whole debacle about Nokia’s comeback to the smartphone industry is about to come to an end thanks to a new leak that confirms a timeframe for the highly-anticipated event.
Apparently, an official slide from Nokia’s Capital Markets Day presentation has just leaked online and the folks over at NPU have been quick to report on it. The slide shows Nokia’s main topics for the next two years and the current one.
While in 2016 Nokia focused on the launch of its incredible OZO VR camera, Withings’ acquisition and licensing its phone brand to HMD, the next two years will be even more exciting for the Finnish company.
For example, in 2017 Nokia plans to strengthen its presence in the VR market, but it remains to be seen how it will be able to do that. Another important topic for Nokia fans is that fact that the comeback of the company to the smartphone business is happening next year as well.
The Finnish giant specifically notes in the presentation slide that “Nokia brand’s return to smartphones” is to take place in 2017. Moreover, the company plans to expand patent licensing in mobile, automotive and consumer electronics during the same year.
As for 2018, Nokia is going to work towards licensing its own VR technology and hopes to grow considerably in remote patient care in Digital Health. The Finnish company also mentions that it will continue the patent licensing growth and diversification throughout 2018 as well.
If you’re a Nokia fan, 2017 is definitely going to be a very interesting year for you. At least two Android smartphones are expected to be unveiled in the first half of the year, but these won’t be the only handsets Nokia will launch in 2017.
The only thing that remains to clarify is when exactly the first Nokia-branded smartphones in a long while will be officially unveiled.
Some bet on Mobile World Congress, which is scheduled to take place at the end of February, while others are more pessimistic and claim the first Nokia smartphones won’t be announced until April/May.