Nokia’s smartphone business will soon be opening up to the Chinese market.
The company has confirmed to The Wall Street Journal that it plans to start selling Lumia 926 handsets in China, the country’s largest smartphone market.
Nokia will sell the Lumia 927 handsets, priced at 699 yuan ($1,064) in China.
“Lucky” Nokia’s new Lumia handsets are expected to be available for purchase in China by the end of the year.
“The company is planning to start rolling out its first series of Lumia 928 handsets by the middle of next year,” a Nokia spokesperson said.
“We are working with various manufacturers to make sure all handsets get shipped in the end.”
The company said it plans “to start selling the Lumia 920 in China as well”.
The company previously said it would start selling its Lumia 920 handsets next year.
Nokia was founded in Finland in 1986.
It has sold smartphones in the UK, India, the US and other markets since then.
Nokia has seen strong growth in China over the past three years.
The Chinese market accounted for 28% of Nokia’s revenues last year.
The Nokia smartphone market has also been booming.
In 2014, Nokia’s Chinese sales reached $17 billion.
In 2017, the company sold 2.8 billion handsets globally.
The latest Nokia Lumia 930 handset was launched in China on Monday.