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HMD Global started this year with amazing Nokia 6. The device was not featuring high-end specs but instead was a mid-range. However, the response from Chinese buyers was truly awesome for the Nokia 6.
The device was well appreciated by tech geeks and it was sold out in less than one minute during the first flash sale. Now the company is looking forward to announcing a new smartphone dubbed as P1 at the upcoming MWC 2017 event. This device will be featuring high-end specs unlike Nokia 6.
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Back to Back success is quite important for Nokia branding as 2017 is the comeback year for the veteran smartphone manufacturer. The success of Nokia 6 also attracts Android fans to be excited about company’s upcoming flagship smartphone.
We have been hearing rumors of Nokia’s upcoming flagship for quite some time and now as the MWC 2017 is inching closer, it’s the right time to go through all the details regarding what to expect from Nokia’s upcoming flagship smartphone.
In Q1 2017, two smartphones lineup were expected. The first one was dubbed as Nokia D1C whereas the second lineup is P1. Back in January, Nokia already released D1C smartphone as Nokia 6, this confirms that D1C was the codename of this device internally. On the other hand, so far all rumors indicating Nokia’s upcoming flagship as P1, which for sure won’t be its final name but instead latest info indicates it could be named as Nokia 8. Although this info is not officially confirmed that’s why we will recommend taking this info with a pinch of salt. Nokia’s upcoming flagship could be either named as P1 or Nokia 8. Either way, we will enlist down all the details of upcoming Nokia flagship.
Since the announcement of Nokia 6 with metal case, one thing is confirmed that Nokia’s upcoming high-end smartphones will have the metal design. Apart from metal chassis, the Nokia 8 is also expected to water and dust resistant.
Surprisingly most of the design details regarding the upcoming flagship are still in dark. However so far leaked images showed metal case is similar to Nokia 6. Back at CES the Nokia 8 appeared in a new leak. This achieved much attention as the device appeared in the leak was expected to be Nokia 8 but later on, Qualcomm stated that the devices are for referencing for benchmarking of Snapdragon 835.
Different kind of rumors floating around, there were rumors that reason behind codenaming upcoming flagship as P1 is that Nokia’s upcoming device is based on Sharp Aquos P1.
The guys behind Concept Creator shared a video recently in which they reveal all the details they are expecting from Nokia P1/8 smartphone. The device appeared in that leak is certainly gorgeous because of its metal and glass sandwich design. The SIM card slot and MicroSD card are on left side.
The USB Type-C port is on board for connectivity. A 3.5mm headphone jack is placed on the bottom side but what makes it luring is its front facing design which mostly is covered with the display screen. Before getting too serious, it is important to mention that this won’t be near to the final device but instead it what an artist expects from upcoming Nokia flagship. Mostly concepts are nowhere near to the final products.
The details regarding the Nokia 8 hardware specs are mostly in dark, only a few details appeared so far online. The device is rumored to be unveiled with the 5.5-inch display with quad HD screen resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. However as nothing is from the official source, so we can expect the display size might change.
Since day one Nokia P1 Aka Nokia 8 is rumored to have the latest Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 Soc on board. However, we heard that Samsung acquired all the stock of latest Qualcomm’s chip till April and the Nokia is expected at MWC 2017 that’s why the inclusion of latest SD 835 is questionable now. The SoC will be accompanied with 6GB RAM. The hardware seems powerful enough to support Google’s Daydream VR. But once again it’s based on speculation.
The camera is one department where Nokia 8 is rumored to back in January. As per leaked info, the upcoming flagship is expected to feature a 22.6MP sensor on the rear side, we have seen similar kind of sensor on Xperia Z5 last year with 23MP. If the rumor is accurate, then Nokia most probably will be relying on the same Sony sensor.
Back in 2012, when Nokia was under pressure because of the enormous success of iOS and Android OS was also maturing. Nokia launches 808 PureVire smartphones with the 41MP camera. The camera has Zeiss Lenses on board and at that time it stuns everyone with its awesome quality. The device key selling feature was its high-end feature.
After Microsoft acquired Nokia, Lumia 1020 was another example of Nokia’s attempt in bringing high-end camera lens. However, in last few years, the camera lens importance is much increased as now camera performance also sets the path for the success of a new smartphone. Now Android manufacturers produce camera-centric smartphones. The reference image leaked recently also gives us the idea of a camera bump in Nokia’s upcoming flagship similar like Lumia high-end smartphones.
HMD officially confirmed that all their new smartphones will be released with the latest version of Android OS. Nokia shifted from Symbian train to Windows ecology after the failure but still, the company wasn’t able to punch back until they join the league of Android OS smartphones.
This confirms that Nokia learned their lesson and that’s why the stated they will produce new smartphones with latest OS version of Android. Nokia also releases Z launcher for Android devices which allows the user to make an app tray so that they can access it without any further delay. We can expect Nokia’s upcoming flagship UI will have some adoption of their Z launcher.
Nokia recently rolls out invitation for their upcoming event on Feb 26th. At the MWC event the company is expected to announce their next flagship Nokia 8 as well as they can showcase a global variant of Nokia 6 at the event as the device will receive global customer’s attention at the event.
Most of the details regarding the Nokia 8 are still based on speculations as the info regarding Nokia 8 is not part of main stream rumors mill. The reason behind not much details is that it seems like Nokia put a strong lid to make sure least details regarding their upcoming smartphones appear in the media. However, one thing is sure company’s next event is on Feb 26th. We will be keeping a close eye on all details and rumors regarding the Nokia 8. Stay tuned to Mobilescout for more details on the upcoming smartphones. We would like to hear our reader’s thoughts regarding the Nokia’s upcoming smartphone in the comments section below. Feel free to share your views below.