Nokia will be upset by location of Samsung's new R&D facility, it's practically next door

Tech giant Samsung has chosen the site for its new research and development center, and rival handset manufacturer Nokia may be smarting. They've gone with Nokia's Finnish home town, Espoo.

Finland is becoming somewhat of a hive for technology firms, with Huawei and Intel also opening R&D facilities in the country, which now boasts a high number of engineers and software developers.

Many of these once worked for now flagging Nokia which has seen its share in the mobile market wane over recent years. Samsung is now a clear leader in the global smartphone wars.

Research from Gartner showed that Samsung now has a 31 per cent share of recent sales. The Korean firm sold 64.7m phones in the first quarter of the year.