The Nokia of today is different from what most of us grew up with. A Finnish company called HMD Global has licensed the brand name and it’s the one making these Nokia smartphones now. The company is apparently bringing its mid-range smartphones to the United States through a carrier partnership with Verizon. If the information is accurate, it would be the first Nokia-branded smartphone on Verizon since the Windows Phone-powered Lumia days.

Well regarded tech leakster @evleaks mentions that mid-range Nokia devices will be available through Verizon soon as HMD Global and Big Red ink a partnership. The revamped Nokia brand has seen considerable success in Europe and Asia so that might have given the company confidence to try its luck with carrier partnerships in the United States.

The first device to hit the shores of this country will likely be the Nokia 2.1V. It’s a mid-range device that’s similar to the Nokia 2.1 released last year. It will have support for Verizon. The device features a 5.5 inch display, a Snapdragon 425 processor with an 8 megapixel rear camera.

It obviously doesn’t confirm that we will soon see Nokia’s other handsets being offered by carriers in the country as well but at least it’s a good indication that this could happen in the future. No word as yet if this device will be carried by other carriers as well.

Filed in Cellphones. Read more about HMD Global, Nokia and Verizon. Source: twitter

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