First Nokia Android Device, P1 Rumoured To Have 3GB RAM, HD Display
If you have used Nokia, you will remember the rugged Nokia 3310 and other smartphones that could break a wall and still survive. Nokia is back to making smartphones but Android operating system.
Nokia in late May had issued a press release announcing that not only would it be returning to the smartphone arena, but also its new line of devices would have Android running on it. The Finland-based company will license its brand to its Asian partners, which will then create Nokia handsets. Since the announcement, rumors about the new Nokia smartphone have been doing the rounds.
In early July, leaked images of a device bearing Nokia branding, deemed to be the Nokia P1, appeared online creating a lot of buzz. However, these images turned out to be that of Sharp Aquos P1, which is designed by engineers at InFocus and Sharp, a Foxconn subsidiary.
In its bid to return to smartphone production, Nokia has leased its name to Foxconn, which was announced earlier this year. Foxconn also purchased Sharp a few months ago, which may give an explanation as to why the image could be the same as the Sharp Aquos 1. Many have suggested that the Sharp Aquos P1 will be rebranded as the Nokia P1 for launch in Europe later this year, but there is no solid evidence to back this up.
Nothing is official about this Nokia P1 handset, and Phone Arena speculates that the smartphone could be the same as the Sharp Aquos P1 handset, which saw a limited distribution.
Nokia P1 reportedly could share the same set of specs with that of Sharp Aquos 1 such as a 5.3-inch FHD resolution IGZO panel, Snapdragon 820 processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB of expandable storage, a 22.6MP primary camera with an f/1.9 aperture, a 3,000mAh battery, IP58 dust-proof body of water repellent and fast-charge support.
It’s not the first time that a leaked image of Android-powered Nokia handset has appeared online. Previously an alleged image of Nokia C1 had appeared. The model was being speculated to be launched in both variants — Android and Windows — but so far that news has just been a rumor.
So, for all those Nokia lovers who have been waiting for the company to announce an Android-powered smartphone can now finally get their hands on an Android device.
If you are planning to buy a new phone, you should wait out till Nokia P1 hits the market. Rest assured you will get a quality smartphone from the Finnish smartphone maker.