There was a time when Nokia actually ruled the mobile market. Around 6 years back it was hard to compete with the market penetration that Nokia had. The smartphones based on Symbian OS were some of the very first and finest smartphones of that time. However, when Android OS was launched, a lot of companies like Samsung, LG, Intex, Micromax etc. jumped into the smartphone market.
Slowly, the market share of Nokia declined to almost nil while the company remained stubborn to launch phones based on Android OS. Nokia finally had to sell its mobile shares to Microsoft, which further sold the brand name to HMD. Now, the phones are making a slow but significant comeback in the smartphone industry. In the year 2017, one of the most talked about the phone is going to come from the Nokia’s inventory.
The Nokia Edge 2017 is all set to hit the market very soon. As happens with most of the high-end smartphone, there are several rumors about the Nokia Edge 2017 as well. Though Nokia has not shed any light on the official name of the phone, but the rumors are indicating that it will be called Edge 2017.
As per the rumors, Nokia is going to launch 5 new smartphones during 2017. Among these 5 phones, Nokia Edge 2017 is going to be the main competitor for Apple iPhone, Samsung Galaxy S7, and Google Pixel phones. As per the reports, the nostalgia and faith associated with the Nokia brand will play an important role in increasing the sales of upcoming phones by Nokia. Features of Nokia Edge 2017 Talking about the features, there are a lot of confirmed and unconfirmed reports about the upcoming smartphone. If all the rumors coming out from the authentic sources come true, this phone will bring a revolutionary change for the brand Nokia.
Nokia Edge 2017 Specifications
|Sim support||Single nano sim with VoLTE|
|Screen||5.5 inch Full HD display with 441 ppi|
|Processor||2.3 Ghz Snapdragon Octa core|
|Camera||23 MP rear, 5 MP front|
|Expected price||50,000-55,000 Rs|
Bezel-less full HD display
First of all, before buying a phone, all buyers check the quality of the display. The phone will have an almost bezel-less display. The phone will come with 5.5-inch full HD resolution at 1920 x 1080 pixels. The display will give the pixel density of approx 441 ppi. As of now, there is no information about the protection available for the display. Though it will come with a screen protection like Gorilla Glass or something else but the version and make is unknown.
Powered by an octa-core processor, the phone will have 3 GB RAM and 32 GB of internal storage. It may come with Adreno 530 GPU. If the reports are to be believed, there are chances that Nokia Edge 2017 will come with the latest version of Android i.e. Nougat 7.0. The phone will have the option to increase the memory by additional 32 GB via microSD card. Nokia may also bring the new phone with multiple storage capacities or RAM but it is only a speculation. Nothing has been confirmed by the company.
Great optics & Camera Features
Moving on to the next feature, it is a well-known fact that mobile camera is one of the most important features these days. All the companies are concentrating on enhancing the image quality on mobile phones. Better optics, more options, and high-resolution video recording have become a norm in the high-end smartphones. Nokia Edge 2017 will not stay behind in this area as well. As per reports, the phone will come with a 23-megapixel rear camera with Carl Zeiss Lens i.e. famous for its optic quality. As per reports, the image quality will be as good as mid-range DSLR. The company may offer an 8-megapixel front camera as well. The rear camera will definitely come with a LED flash module and the front camera may have flash or display flash for low light photography. The rear camera will support features like geo-tagging, phase detection autofocus, touch focus, panorama, face detection, smile detection, and HDR. The rear camera and front camera will be able to shoot videos up to 1080p@30fps. It may also offer slow motion videos.
Powerful battery backup
Now let’s talk about the battery. The phone may come with a powerful non-removable li-po 3600 mAh battery. As per the reports, it can give up to 30 hours of talk time, 350 hours of standby time, and 12 hours of video playback and 36 hours of music playback.
Maximum connectivity options
In terms of connectivity, the phone will support Dual SIM and can connect to 2G, 3G, and 4G LTE bands. It will support features like Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi direct for file transfer, Wi-Fi hotspot for sharing mobile internet, Bluetooth and GPS via A-GPS. It will come with a 3.5mm audio jack and may support FM Radio as well. There are some rumors about NFC and IR support as well but it is not confirmed yet. It will use type-C v1.0 reversible microUSB port for wired connectivity.
The phone will have a fingerprint scanner on the back panel. It will come with some other sensors like accelerometer, proximity, compass, and gyro for better user control. The phone will come preloaded with Google apps like Chrome, Gmail etc. There are no words about the VR and AR capabilities of the phone as well. It will be interesting to see if Nokia decides to add VR to this model or not. Nokia is known for good quality speakers as well. The users will hope one of the best audio outputs from the phone. The demand of VoLTE support is also at the peak these days. There is a much chance the phone will support VoLTE as well.
Nokia Edge Price in India and availability
As of now, Nokia has not confirmed the release date of the phone. Still, the rumors suggest that the phone will be announced sometime in Feb 2017 and will be made available in the market in March 2017. Also, the price of the phone is not available yet. There are very many chances that the phone will fall in the range of USD500-700 but these are all just guesses. Also, there is no word if the phone will be initially launched in a limited market or Nokia Edge 2017 will be made available in all global markets together. Hopefully, official information about the phone will come out soon.
- Bezel-less full HD display
- High power processor and GPU
- Fingerprint scanner
- High resolution rear camera with DSLR-like features
- Less internal storage
- High price
- No 4K display
How to buy it online from Flipkart, Snapdeal, Amazon?
After the launch of phone, we will update the buying links here.
The overall specifications of the Nokia Edge 2017 look promising. If Nokia pulls the specifications as per the rumors, it will definitely bring back the charm the brand name has lost in the last 5 years. The phone may hit the market in March 2017 and it will compete with Samsung, Apple and LG phones.