Yet Another Nokia Feature Phone Comes To Fore; It Is An Android-Powered Handset Now 


Nokia feature phones are still popular in India.

Written By Tech Desk | Mumbai | Updated On:

Nokia, in its pe-HMD avatar, was essentially known as the “king amongst feature phones”; Nokia feature phones had caught fancies of people across the world. Now, there could be more advanced Nokia phones as new leaked images indicate the existence of Android-powered feature phones rumoured to be from the brand.   

These images, obtained by 9to5Google apparently via an unnamed tipster, indicate that the purported Nokia feature phones would still incorporate the classic touchpads whilst giving off a conventional feature phone look and feel.  Rumour mills have been going on record to state that the phone in these images is Nokia-branded.

An important aspect, from these images, is the fact that a Google Assistant microphone icon can predominantly be seen towards the top of the display. Right below this icon is the “Change speaking language” message; all these add to speculations about this Nokia phone being driven by Google’s Android platform possibly customized for feature phones; evokes memories of the KaiOS platform which drives popular feature phones such as Reliance Jio’s JioPhones and even Nokia’s own 8110 banana handset.  

At this point in time, it is worth understanding that the Google Android Go platform drives multiple popular lo-end smartphones such as the Redmi Go; with this being the criteria it becomes natural to ponder over whether there would be an operating system customized for devices lower than the ones supported by Android Go.  

Finally, technical details such as the key technical specifications of the purported Nokia Android feature phone; along with pricing; are yet to come to the fore (even unofficially). In case the rumoured Android-powered feature phone exists, it should be competitively priced. 

Also Read: Would You Care To Buy A $11 Feature Phone In India?

Also Read: Nokia Seemingly Back To Old Ways: Captures Significant Market Share In Feature Phone Segment In Q3 2018; Are You Surprised?​​​​​​​

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