After getting sold out in under a minute, we can confirm that Nokia’s finally back. Yes, HMG Global, the company that owns rights to sell smartphones under Nokia’s name, isn’t the same company. However, it still takes input from Nokia’s former officials.
After making a huge mistake by opting for Windows operating system in 2011, Nokia started to lose its market share and charm. With Android and Apple smartphones making impacts all around the world, Nokia sold itself to Microsoft.
However, even though most people had suggested that Nokia was done for, it made a comeback couple of months ago with the Nokia 6. And, if reports are considered, HMD Global isn’t stopping there. The Finnish company is set to launch two more Android smartphones this year, Nokia Heart and Nokia P1.
Talking about the Nokia Heart, the device could be a toned down version of the Nokia 6. It will probably be launched at Mobile World Congress 2017. If rumors are considered, it will feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC that is clocked at 1.4GHz underneath the hood. The processor will supposedly be aided with 2GB of RAM and Adreno 505 GPU. Optics wise, it is said that the Nokia Heart will be equipped with a 13-megapixel primary and 8-megapixel secondary camera. It could feature 16GB of onboard storage. The device will surely run on Android 7.0 Nougat.
Before talking about the Nokia P1, let’s talk about the rumors circulating about Nokia 8. Right after CES ended, a YouTuber shared a video which said that Qualcomm had showcased Nokia’s flagship for 2017, the Nokia 8. However, as the story unfolded, Qualcomm denied displaying the Nokia 8. A spokesperson at Qualcomm said, “We do not disclose details of our reference design. We’ve seen a few stories rumoring what we demonstrated in our CES booth to be a Nokia device. Those reports are not accurate; our 836 demos were on our reference design devices, which we use to demo our latest Snapdragon SoCs every year.”
So, what we have been hearing about the Nokia 8 seems to be all wrong.
But where does the Nokia P1 fit in exactly? Well, it looks like the device might be featuring some of the rumored specifications that had circulated about the Nokia 8. The P1 will probably feature Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor that could be coupled with 6GB of RAM. Display wise, it might feature a 5.3-inch qHD (2560 x 1440 pixels) display. It has been said to come with IP57 protection and Gorilla Glass 5. Camera wise, it could be equipped with a 22.6-megapixel Carl Zeiss lens. A 3,500mAh battery could be backing up the Nokia P1.
Well, previously it was thought that HMD Global could be launching their flagship device for 2017 at MWC. But since Samsung has made it clear that the Galaxy S8 will be the first device to feature the chipset, the Finnish company will probably unveil the P1 after the S8 is launched.
Since the Nokia P1 is a flagship device, we can expect the pricing to rise up to around $950 for 256GB variant.