Nokia Stages Comeback at MWC 2017

So LG unveiled G6 at Mobile World Congress in what's seen as a significant scale back from the ambitious G5 it released last year, Sony is still as clueless and confused as we are about its smartphone lineup (XZ Premium, XA1 and XA1 Ultra anyone?), TCL is hoping to inject some life into the fading BlackBerry brand with KeyOne, and Motorola, now under Lenovo, is luring mid-range Android smartphone users once again with Moto G5 Plus. Huawei's P10 is okay, I guess? That these smartphone makers, apart from Huawei, are bleeding is besides the point. What's of interest is Nokia's comeback.

Having licensed its brand to HMD Global, the once global handset giant is making all the right noises with its trio of pure Android (No OEM bloatware, wait, what?) smartphones Nokia N6, N5 and N3, not to forget its resurrection of the much-beloved Nokia 3310 for a mere US$ 52 that lasts for up to 22 hours of talk time or up to 25 days of standby time. What a time to be alive! Strange that 10 years into the cellphone revolution that happened with the iPhone, followed by a prolonged period of successive iterative updates and a gazillion spec wars, a feature phone has stolen everyone's thunder. Is it smartphone fatigue? Or will Samsung or Apple or Google wow us this year?