Nokia's story in the Indian handset market has been one that has seen a lot of highs and lows since the time it has been around, to the modern day market that has made a great technological jump from feature phones to smartphones.
There have been the arrival of a number of top notch smartphones companies like Apple, Samsung and others that have effectively pushed aside Nokia from a position where it was sitting comfortable even 5 years ago. And this, as expected, has been possible with the arrival of the Google-based Android operating system.
Nokia is easily past the days of the once-popular Symbian operating system, and has since gone through a number of changes that have seen the company grow and fall in the last few years. And although Nokia is now under the Microsoft Mobile's division, it still has its brand name intact to offer new smartphones in the upcoming days.
Like most others in the race, Nokia has also made a great start to the year with the initial announcement and eventual release of its Nokia X series of smartphones, running Android at its base. But, as expected, there's more to expect from the company in the upcoming days in terms of new smartphones.
We take this opportunity and take a look at the top 5 Nokia smartphones that are currently waiting to arrive by the end of the current year.
The Lumia 1820 is yet another camera-centric handset that's set to arrive straight from the Microsoft Mobility benches. The device, often referred to as the "Qualcomm LiQUID," is said to arrive with higher display resolution - QHD or 2560 x 1440 pixels. Apart from that, the Lumia 1820 has already been rumored to have a 5.2-inch QHD display.
The Lumia 929 features a 5-inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 1920 pixels. However, the device's biggest point is that it offers internal memory of 32GB, and hence no external memory slot for additonal memory upgradation. The device also has a massive 20MP camera with dual LED flash that ups its claim in the market.
A part of the famed "first Nokia phone to run Android" bandwagon, the XL is a part of the X series that was launched recently. The device, compared to the Nokia X, offers more RAM support (768MB to be precise), alongside 4GB of internal memory. The device is a better deal if you are looking to invest on one of the phones in the X series.
The Lumia 630 could be the one device that could make a lot of name for itself this year, provided fans make that extra effort in reading up on the device a bit more. Not only does the device offer the latest Windows Phone 8.1 operating system at its core, but also supports microSD expansion up to 128GB. And that's quite the deal.
The Nokia Goldfinger is one high-end handset that has been mentioned a lot in the recent past. While we are yet to find out if the device will carry the Nokia branding, there are chances that the device might also come under the Microsoft title.
The Goldfinger is also believed to arrive with an innovative technology, described as ‘3D Touch.' Although we don't really know what it's all about.