Swedish electronics manufacturer Nokia will introduce a face-lifted version of its Lumia smartphone in a bid to challenge Samsung in the phablet market.
At an event, expected to take place in New York at the end of Septemeber, Nokia will unveil the new 5-inch-screen phablet together with other unspecified devices. Some suggest that among the new gadgets might also be Nokia’s first tablet.
The move represents another step in Nokia’s effort to keep up the pace with Samsung and Apple who have been dominating the smartphone and tablet market in the past years.
Nokia, once a mobile-phone market leader, has been struggling with declining sales after the onset of the smartphone era.
Nokia’s newest Lumia 1020 device was introduced in July, equipped with a 41-megapixel camera – by far the best in the market. However, experts have pointed to the major drawback of the gadget - Microsoft’s Windows Phone software, which still lags behind Apple’s iOS or Google’s Android in terms of the amount of apps available.
Currently, Windows Phone software makes up barely 3 per cent of the market while iOS and Android together control over 90 per cent.