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

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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

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posted on 17 Jan 2017, 11:32 8

1. NoAllegiance (Posts: 377; Member since: 21 Mar 2016)


what's up with the prices these days.

posted on 17 Jan 2017, 12:00

7. abdoualgeria (Posts: 725; Member since: 27 Jul 2015)


Snapdragon 835 alone cost 35~40 $

posted on 17 Jan 2017, 12:47 7

14. marorun (Posts: 5029; Member since: 30 Mar 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 )

posted on 17 Jan 2017, 13:37 3

18. izim1 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


And how much does R&R cost? You didnt mention that. Should that not count or do you believe OEMs just buy parts and randomly put them together however they'll fit? Should they also not pay their employees or make a profit?

posted on 17 Jan 2017, 13:54 6

19. cozze02 (Posts: 52; Member since: 25 Nov 2012)


its based on a phone that was already designed, half of the R&R was done for them

posted on 17 Jan 2017, 15:25

21. izim1 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Based off of =/= free blueprints and existing machinery to manufacture. You do understand this, right? And we haven't even mentioned overhead costs, yet. You understand that isn't free either, right?

posted on 17 Jan 2017, 17:30

24. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 3359; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


R&R??? Don't you mean R&D or am I just missing something here?

posted on 17 Jan 2017, 17:48 1

25. izim1 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Rest and relaxation! Yeah, youre missing the part were im former military so I use R&R a lot and my phone autocorrected r&d to it. But im guessing you got the point that research and development is not free. It's not just about how much the parts cost. Labor and overhead also have to be taken into account. And advertising gets tacked on at the end. And updating the software comes AFTER you already bought the device. I just find it ridiculous when people imply that a product shouldnt cost much more than the sum of its parts as if manufacturing were that simple. Yeah big OEMs make a lot of money but they also tend to support their devices longer. It's a risk/reward situation for them.

posted on 17 Jan 2017, 18:00

27. raky_b (Posts: 232; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


You don't think that fo example, Qualcomm didn't count R&D costs in a price of their chip???
It is priced 40 (is it!?) $ with that included...
Also, same goes for other parts.
Off course, some one needs to make all that parts work together and there are extra costs, but hey... This is phone based on existing device.
Then, Nokia doesn't have to invest hardly in software development... It's Android, it is as it is...you don't have to have a team to start from scratch.
Then, there is marketing, but i did not see any commercial for Nokia!?
Maybe others did?

And at and we have one device such is One+3, which does not have marketing as other do, and still have better sales numbers then one LG G5 which is heavily advertised, or Xperia XZ, or HTC 10...
So,as buyer... I don't care how much did they have spent... I am, and i allways will be looking what am i getting for my money.

posted on 17 Jan 2017, 18:27

29. izim1 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


You clearly have no idea how manufacturing costs work and I'm trying to decide if I should waste my time trying to explain it to you since I don't really feel like writing a "techie-style" long essay on here but suffice to say that just because they didn't create the SOC it doesn't mean they didn't have to put research into making it work with their device. And people that bring up the ONE+ phones really tend to not have a clue what they're talking about. You might as well bring up how sony took a loss early on for their PS3s and try to use that as an arguement to why you shouldn't have to pay for a companies profit....

posted on 18 Jan 2017, 03:54

36. raky_b (Posts: 232; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


dude, you are not smar as you think. first learn to read what others have write.
and then think about it before you give an "answer".
you ware in army, you are using auto corect and now you are saying that you are smart??? nope...you are just a trol, and a bad one too.

where exactly did you read that i have wrote "because they didn't create the SOC -it means that - they didn't have to put research into making it work with their device"?????

i will qoute myself again: "Off course, some one needs to make all that parts work together and there are extra costs, but hey... This is phone based on existing device. "
so, existing device....and yes, they still had to do some fine tuning, and yes, they still had to pay someone to do so...but it's not like they had to do all alone from zero, like they had to do when they have their own team of designers, product lines, manufacture asiblings, software development teams that used to write whole OS for a tons of a devices...nope, now they have a lot less then Nokia used to have.
then, Foxcoon is doing most of their work...like for some other companies, and it's the way to spare some money on R&D,and reason why not all of them have their own productions...

you are not willing to talk about One+ buissnis model? ok...but there are a lot top spec phones that costs same from Xiaomi, Meizu, Lenovo, hell...even those flagships from LG and HTC cost less,and they really do spend on R&D, marketing and have their own lines...

posted on 17 Jan 2017, 19:34 2

32. ibend (Posts: 6610; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


OP4, Mi6 and other also use SD835 for much cheaper price...
and you think they didnt pay R&D cost? lol...

posted on 18 Jan 2017, 05:13

37. 47AlphaTango (Posts: 357; Member since: 27 Sep 2015)


How much would you think that OP4 and Mi6 will be? $950?! No one in the right mind would spend on a smartphone that cost nearly a $1,000. And would never get an update support. Have any of the OP and Xiaomi have software update support?

posted on 17 Jan 2017, 12:11

9. threed61 (Posts: 242; Member since: 27 May 2011)


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

posted on 17 Jan 2017, 17:48

26. raky_b (Posts: 232; Member since: 02 Jul 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...

posted on 17 Jan 2017, 11:37

2. Rampage_Taco (Posts: 481; Member since: 17 Jan 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.

posted on 17 Jan 2017, 11:41

3. Podrick (Posts: 1128; Member since: 19 Aug 2015)


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

posted on 17 Jan 2017, 11:43 2

4. SailfishOS (Posts: 94; Member since: 06 Nov 2016)


That design is ugly

posted on 17 Jan 2017, 11:49

5. roldefol (Posts: 4364; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


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

posted on 17 Jan 2017, 11:51

6. khalid22 (Posts: 76; Member since: 12 May 2016)


it is fake nokia never copy any design it is lol

posted on 17 Jan 2017, 12:10 1

8. Adsr14 (Posts: 118; Member since: 08 Aug 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.

posted on 17 Jan 2017, 12:48

15. marorun (Posts: 5029; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


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

posted on 17 Jan 2017, 12:17

10. Plasticsh1t (Posts: 2036; Member since: 01 Sep 2014)


Release the kraken!

posted on 17 Jan 2017, 12:25

11. Darkkracker (Posts: 235; Member since: 11 Jun 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.

posted on 17 Jan 2017, 12:35

12. monoke (Posts: 736; Member since: 14 Mar 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.

posted on 17 Jan 2017, 12:47

13. btbotimtim (Posts: 255; Member since: 08 Dec 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.

posted on 17 Jan 2017, 13:11

16. roldefol (Posts: 4364; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


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

posted on 17 Jan 2017, 13:33 2

17. meanestgenius (Posts: 16143; Member since: 28 May 2014)


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

posted on 17 Jan 2017, 15:46 2

22. sissy246 (Posts: 3873; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


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

posted on 17 Jan 2017, 14:06

20. vasra (Posts: 37; Member since: 27 Feb 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....

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