Nokia's Comeback Smartphone Expected to be the A1 Android Mid-Ranger

By Aatif Sulleyman on at

Fresh leaks suggest that Nokia is pinning its smartphone comeback hopes on the A1, the handset pictured above. The Finnish company is believed to have a summer 2016 release in mind, and if the gossipers are right, the Nokia A1 won't be the blockbuster many of us were hoping for.

In terms of appearance, it’s a far cry from the Lumia range, which Microsoft of course now has complete control of after completely fucking the company over. The A1 leak shows off a neat, but relatively ordinary-looking handset with curved corners and a textured plastic backside. The capacitive keys are a nod to Android, though the smartphone’s believed to run Nokia Z Launcher, which is built on top of Marshmallow.

Reported specs confirm that this will be a mid-range handset through and through. The A1 is said to feature 5.5-inch, 1080p display and a Snapdragon 652 chip, though there's little else to go on right now. Early murmurs suggest it could be aimed primarily at the Chinese market, but we'll find out more in due course. If it isn't indestructible, there'll be hell to pay. [AndroidAuthority]