However, according to the latest report, it will first launch a few iconic Nokia feature phones before showcasing the much-anticipated Android-powered smartphones in early 2017.
This news comes straight from the horse's mouth, the CEO of HMD Global, Arto Numella. In an interview with The Economic Times, he revealed that the launch of iconic Nokia branded feature phones manufactured by HMD Global is imminent. He stated that "HMD Global would venture globally right from the day when the new feature phones (Nokia-branded) are launched."
Considering the fact that India has been a strong market for the company, these feature phones should make their way to India as well. Moreover, it is worth mentioning the fact that the good old feature phones are still preferred by a majority of people in India. Which makes complete sense for the company to bring these feature phones to the Indian market if seen from the business point of view.
In the same interview, Arto Numella revealed that the new Android-powered smartphones will be launched in early 2017. No specific timeframe was mentioned, though.
Furthermore, he shed some light on the pricing aspects of the upcoming smartphones as well. He said that multiple pricing options will be given to the customers to choose from, along with Nokia's trust and reliability.