Nokia was among the largest tech companies in the world. It is undeniable that for many years, the mobile giant was the world leader in the cellphone market, however, when entering the smartphone era, they were not able to adapt to it. In 2008, Nokia decided to launch Symbian OS in attempt to compete with Android, they clung to Symbian for long, and then they moved this operating system over to Meego, which showed that Symbian was over. However, the new OS didn’t really achieve success as expected. The company was made a crucial mistake which was to form a strategic partnership with Microsoft in order to manufacture Windows Phone-based smartphones only. Microsoft purchased substantially all of Nokia’s Devixes and Services business, which basically put an end to Nokia.
Microsoft’s decision to sell Nokia to Foxconn has shown the world that Nokia’s devices will get back to the smartphone market and will be powered by Android. So, Foxconn will make Nokia-branded phones. Indeed, after we are aware of a midrange Nokia device named Nokia D1C, information about the Nokia P1 leaked in China.
According to the info, this rumored flagship will run Android and come with two variants with different screen sizes. Besides, the info says P1 will be made out of metal and packed with IP68 certification for water and dust resistance, and especially the graphene camera sensor, which is known to be 1,000 times more sensitive to light compared to the traditional CMOS camera sensors in our phones. It is likely that Nokia wishes to offer camera sensors that have the potential ability to take pictures in direct sunlight and low light conditions as well.
Here are the leaked specs of Nokia P1:
- 5.2 and 5.5 inch screens with QHD (2560 x 1440) AMOLED displays
- dust and water resistance
- metalic body
- Android 7.0. Nougat with Z Launcher
- graphene camera sensor
Though the info doesn’t mention the processor, it’s previously rumored that HDM’s Nokia branded flaships could ship with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820, therefore, you can definitely expect 4GB of RAM included in the list of specs as well. Many people expect that the real P1’s design would be pretty much like the C1 concept, and own Lumia 925-like antenna lines.
In July 2016, there was a press render of Sharp Aquos P1 with the Nokia brand leaked. It comes with Snapdragon 820 processor, a 5.3 inch FHD resolution IGZO panel, a 22.6MP primary camera, a 3,000mAh battery, IP58 certification for water and dust resistance, fast-charge support, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of expandable storage. This handset is being manufactured by engineers at InFocus/Sharp since Foxconn agreed to buy the Japanese screen maker Sharp earlier this year. The screen serves as a lucrative piece of the smartphone, moreover, Sharp offers around 25 percent of the iPhone displays.
Though the information about Nokia P1 is not legit, we hope that the mobile giant will make a breakthrough in phone business when their flagships hit the market before the end of this year.