Rumor: Nokia P1 to be announced at MWC 2017 as a high-end, Snapdragon 835-based Android phone

Rumor: Nokia P1 to be announced at MWC 2017 as a high-end, Snapdragon 835-based Android phone
Remember the Nokia P1 Android phone that first caught our attention last summer? While Nokia hasn't confirmed its existence, we're now hearing that the handset could be officially announced next month at MWC 2017.

According to Russian publication Worket, the Nokia P1 is based on the Sharp Aquos Xx3 (pictured below), a smartphone released about half a year ago in Japan. However, the new Nokia handset should have enhanced specs, including a Snapdragon 835 processor (Qualcomm's latest high-end chipset), 6 GB of RAM, and up to 256 GB of internal memory. Moreover, its 22.6 MP rear camera is expected to be Zeiss-certified, while the phone's body should be dust- and water-resistant (IP57-certified).

Other expected features include a 5.3-inch display with Gorilla Glass Glass 5 (unknown pixel resolution, but it's likely either 1080 x 1920, or 1440 x 2560), fingerprint scanner on the right side, and a 3500 mAh battery with quick charging capabilities.

The Nokia P1 should run Android 7 Nougat out of the box. It's said that prices for it will start at about $800 for the 128 GB model, and $950 for the 256 GB one.

Mind you, the details above can't be verified, so, for now, we have to file this in the rumor category.

HMD Global, the newly established company in charge of developing and marketing Nokia Android phones, already confirmed its presence at MWC 2017, alongside Nokia itself. Furthermore, Foxconn (which is in charge of manufacturing Nokia's new handsets) bought Sharp last year, so the fact that the P1 could be based on a Sharp phone would make sense.

Until now, HMD and Nokia announced only one Android phone, the mid-range Nokia 6. But we know that more handsets will be unveiled this year - stay tuned to find out if the P1 is among them.

source: Worket



1. NoAllegiance unregistered

what's up with the prices these days.

7. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Snapdragon 835 alone cost 35~40 $

14. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

40$ soc with about 150$ of part then sell at 800$ or more. and you say its okay? what a joke. do you know how much we pay the device ( excepted iphone ) at the carrier i work? We pay them half the retail price ( i buy them directly and save tons of money ) All of this is thanks to apple overpricing so others OEM follow ( for the retail price at least )

9. threed61

Posts: 259; Member since: May 27, 2011

They should check out Blackberry's experience with pricing the otherwise excellent Priv too high.

26. raky_b

Posts: 388; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Pricing is just crazy... It is ok phone, top spec hardware and recognizable brand... But it doesn't bring nothing new in game so it could costs that much. I know s8, Mate 9 and probably some other will follow this idea of high prices... But are there that many idiots on this world, willing to give so much money, that all of those manufacturers will be placed!? I hope not... For half of this price there are more than good enough phones... And with rest of it, you can get drunk nicely, you can buy shoes, pant, shirts and still have some change for a 6pack...or you can be normal, and give 400$ (after you spend that much on some other phone) to the ones that really needs it... And not to some C.E.O. bonus buy spending it on Samsung, Apple or Nokia...

2. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1060; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

That seems like a steep price for Nokia's first flagship. But then again we are in a speculation stage, just as the S8 is expected to start at $849. Can't trust anything until the phone is revealed and prices are set.

3. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Hope the pricing is just a false rumor. With price like that, its doomed to fail.

4. SailfishOS

Posts: 108; Member since: Nov 06, 2016

That design is ugly

5. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

And the Nokia diehards will preemptively praise it as the greatest smartphone in history, while the rest of us shrug and move on.

8. Adsr14

Posts: 118; Member since: Aug 08, 2015

It's only IP 57 certified though. I think if you're gonna go for resistance go all in right? Or is it just me.

15. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

I take weaker water resistance for a phone thats dont overheat like crasy.

10. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3106; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Release the kraken!

11. Darkkracker

Posts: 255; Member since: Jun 11, 2016

with all the time nokia has had to come up with something in house and original, I am disappointed to see them use a recycled body from another phone. esp for that high azz price. hmm we shall see. I am not paying $900 for a sharp phone with nokia branded on it.

12. monoke

Posts: 1161; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Always got love for Nokia but gotta say that design is just too generic. When other oems are soon to come out with minimized bezels, they need to step it up which they're known to do in the past.

13. btbotimtim

Posts: 272; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

samsung charges a lot but at least they come out with new technology such as curved edges, iris scanner (wether it is useless or not). it is better to buy cheap and well equiped chinese phones.

16. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Iris scanner creeps me out (hello Big Brother!) but damn if that S7 Edge isn't a sexy piece of kit.

17. meanestgenius

Posts: 22035; Member since: May 28, 2014

I'd rather wait until the handset is officially announced to than lend any weight to a rumor

22. sissy246

Posts: 7111; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I love reading posts were the poster is in a panic over nothing but rumors lol

20. vasra

Posts: 129; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

There will be c. $450 USD phone based on SD835. SoC nor screen nor cam dictates the price. HMD is just trying to price gouge with with Nokia brand. Let's see how it works out. Software updates was always the failing point with Nokia devices....


Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

PA come up with facts, 99% of the articles are about might, may or could! Clickbait!

28. DGxumbreo7

Posts: 63; Member since: Nov 27, 2016

cheap ass design for 800 dollars?

30. fyah_king unregistered

Display too damn small.

31. johnh3

Posts: 142; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

I suppose the next flagships from Samsung and Apple will have a similar pricing to. According to the most rumours Samsung Galaxy S8 will have a 20% price bump compared to the previous model. Yes this Nokia will be expensive but so will the competition be to. Foxconn own Sharp so I suppose this was a way to make a Nokia flagship fast without to start from scratch. But for the final version we will see in MWC 2017.

33. sebstin

Posts: 186; Member since: Dec 03, 2015

Nokia also following Sammy naming conventions?!!. Too many phones.. A1, P3, M4.. 6.. no all..

34. GeekOFW

Posts: 59; Member since: Dec 14, 2016

what an ugly phone

35. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Considering the Nokia 6 has a front glass fingerprint scanner I'd expect to see it on the P1 as well? Either way if the camera rocks I'm buying. ;)

38. E.Rehan

Posts: 13; Member since: Nov 22, 2016

Please give capacitive buttons

39. dmitrilp_

Posts: 330; Member since: Sep 12, 2016

ajajaj an Iphone 4s

40. johnh3

Posts: 142; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Very high pricing. But I bet no more expensive than the next Samsung Galaxy S8, the next Pixel or the coming iPhone flagship. I suppose Nokia will show up some more affordable device at MWC 2017, maybe the global variant of Nokia 6.

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