Will 2017 be the real return for Nokia phones?

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The Finnish phone company Nokia plans to launch the new version of its 3310 phone during the international conference for mobile phones named “Mobile World Congress,” taking place in Barcelona, Spain, between 27 February to 2 March.

HMD, which works on developing the mobile phones of the brand “Nokia,” seeks to launch the phones Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and Nokia 6 during the conference.

About 800 telecommunications companies and more than 250 mobile phone developers, along with internet, programming, and financing companies will take part in the conference, in addition to other industrial sectors.

According to Bassem Mogahed, the CEO of Raya Trade, the affiliate of Raya Holding and exclusive agent of Nokia in Egypt, said that a delegation from the company will take part in the events of the Mobile World Congress. The company will officially launch its Android smartphones in Egypt mid-May.

He explained that the 3310 phone the company will re-launch will not be a smartphone, but rather an advanced version of a traditional mobile phone. The real bet, though, will be on the company’s smartphones.

Even though it has been 17 years since Nokia launched its 3310, many still admire its rigidity and the strength of its batteries, something you cannot easily find in modern phones, according to Mogahed. The phone has many advantages, including a calculator, large storage, and four famous games: “Snake II,” “Pairs II,” “Space Impact,” and “Bantumi.” Snake is considered one of the most popular games and is currently available on Windows, Android, and iOS phones.

The company has launched the Nokia 6 into the Chinese market, with specifications of a 5.5″ screen, 1080×1920 pixels, a Snapdragon 430 processor from Qualcomm, 4GB memory, a 16 megapixel rear camera, and the price of $270.

Nokia is working to return to the market in the age of smartphones, where Microsoft bought the shares of Nokia in 2013 and completed sales in 2014 for $5.4bn, making the name Nokia disappear from the market and being launched under the name Lumia, whereas the company continued to produce traditional phones under the name Nokia before it was resold to Chinese company Foxconn in 2016 for $350m.

The Nokia 6 has advanced features, such as a 5.5″ screen, a 16 megapixel camera, 4GB RAM, and an eight-core processor. Nokia 3 and Nokia 5 have lower specifications for a lower price.

Leaks suggest that the Nokia 5 will have a 5.2″ screen with 720 pixels, 2GB RAM, and a camera of less than 12 megapixels, whereas the Nokia 3 will have the lowest specifications of the three new smartphones.

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