Nokia has confirmed that its upcoming smartphone will be released next year, making good on its promise to re-enter the mobile phone market.
The new generation of devices are expected to be released in the second quarter of 2017, with rumours suggesting that they will be unveiled at Mobile World Congress in February.
Microsoft restricted Nokia from manufacturing phones with its name on until 2015 when the company said it would consider re-entering the market “if and when we find a world class partner” to take care of manufacturing, sales, marketing and consumer support.
Nokia is partnering with a Finnish company called HMD, which will take responsibility for manufacturing the forthcoming smartphones. The two signed a deal back in May that gave HMD the exclusive rights to the Nokia brand.