Remember the Nokia N95 phone? Perhaps among our readers there are those who remember this flagship phone, which received a double slider design. Its announcement came in September 2006, and it entered the market in March 2007. Nine months later, the first iPhone was launched, which determined the future of the industry.
For 2006, the Nokia N95 was a futuristic model that combined a music player, a decent camera, an impressive amount of memory and GPS navigation. It runs Symbian OS, and supports the installation of third-party applications and had a 900mAh battery.
HMD Global, which received the right to create devices under the Nokia brand, seriously thought about releasing a sequel to the Nokia N95, giving it a new breath. True, in the end, the idea was abandoned, but we can see an engineering prototype of what a modern Nokia N95 could be.
The Youtuber Michael Fisher (MrMobile) got a prototype of the smartphone, which shows that the idea was to propose a design with a side slider. Sliding down the top reveals the speakers, dual cameras and LED flashes. The hidden sensors would function as a selfie camera, and the way they were positioned would have avoided the need to drill the screen for them.
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Nokia phones are the most trusted devices on Counterpoint ranking
HMD Global may not be having the best of the years since the revival of Nokia smartphones. However, this is pretty much understandable since the company suffered during Q1 and Q2 in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the disruption in the market. The Finnish company has postponed several of its smartphones; and we’re still here waiting for the highly-anticipated flagship Nokia 9.3 PureView. Despite this, Nokia still rocks solid as one of the most trustable companies for some customers. That is what says Counterpoint Research. According to the research firm, Nokia tops the chart on its “Trust Ranking” for smartphone companies.
Counterpoint’s ranking evaluates four important segments – Software update frequency, security updates, build quality, and devices recommended for enterprises. Nokia has been doing a solid job by keeping its smartphones up to date and safe with regular security patches. In fact, we can say that Nokia is the only company that really succeeded with the Android One program. First of all, all eligible Nokia smartphones are currently running Android 10. The company has a total of 20 smartphones running Android 10. OnePlus comes in second with just 7 devices. So we can say that HMD Global is doing a stellar job here. One can say that this is due to the Android One program. Well, Xiaomi proves that Android One devices can be a mess.