Nokia was once the king of the mobile phone market ruling the sales. Over the years, with the growth in the smartphone shipments, the Finnish smartphone maker lost its throne to the Android device makers such as Samsung.
Later, Nokia teamed up with Microsoft to launch Windows powered Lumia smartphones, but the company was not as successful as it was in the case of feature phones. As per the deal signed with Microsoft, Nokia cannot release a phone using its own brand till the third quarter of this year.
As we are in the last quarter of the year when Nokia is all set to re-enter the smartphone market, the leaks and rumors regarding an alleged Android smartphone from the maker is increasing. Nokia is roping in OEMs to make devices for it as it did with the Nokia N1 tablet.
Lately, the company signed a 10-year deal with HMD Global to make products for it. With this deal, Nokia will receive royalty payments from HMD for the sales of devices with the Nokia branding.
Nokia P1 Renders Leak
Well, a press render that allegedly reveals a Nokia branded Android smartphone likely to be called Nokia P1 has started making rounds all over the internet. As per the ongoing reports, this alleged smartphone was reportedly developed by InFocus/Sharp engineers. Remember that Foxconn acquired Sharp earlier this year, so all seems to be linked.
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Nokia P1 to be a re-branded Sharp Aquos P1
The leaked render seems to be identical to the Sharp Aquos P1. Considering the limited distribution of this model, it is possible that the render could be that of a Nokia branded variant of the same. This also makes sense if you look at the names of both the phones.
As the Nokia P1 could be a re-branded variant of the Sharp Aquos P1, the specs might also be identical. The smartphone from Sharp is actually available in some markets and it features a 5.3-inch FHD 1080p display. It is powered by a Snapdragon 820 processor paired with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of native storage space that can be expanded.
The Sharp Aquos P1 boasts a 22.6 MP main camera at its back and draws power from a 3,000 mAh battery. This battery is claimed to feature fast charging support as well. There is IP58 certification that will protect it from dust and water damage. The renders have been leaked in pink and blue color variants.
Remember the Nokia C1?
Well, the Nokia C1 was the first alleged Android powered Nokia smartphone to surface online. As per the earlier leaks and speculations, the C1 will reportedly come in two variants - one will run on Android and the other on Windows 10 Mobile.
The alleged Nokia C1 will boast a 5-inch HD 720p display and it will be powered by an Intel Atom chipset suggested the rumors. Going by the speculations, the device was expected to feature an 8 MP main snapper with LED, a 5 MP front-facer, and 2 GB RAM.