Nokia's rumored high-enders to pack 2K displays, metallic housing and more


A few days back, a mysterious Nokia device running Android 7.0 Nougat was caught on Geekbench, with a Snapdragon 430 SoC and 3 GB of RAM. Nothing high-end, of course, but nevertheless good to see the Finnish firm's purported smartphone renaissance in motion. Now, details of a few possible flagship-level handsets are doing the rounds, with the so-called Nokia P1 set to arrive in two variants with 2K displays. 

We first heard murmurings of the Nokia P1 back in July with a press render in tow. Since, it's been suggested that Nokia has a few smartphones and tablets to roll out before the end of the year, with two handsets said to be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 chipset. With a new report out of China indicating that the P1 devices will be available in two sizes with better-than-HD displays, it's reasonable to speculate that they'll be the high-end candidates previously rumored

According to Chinese blog Anzhuo, the P1 is currently at "the engineering prototype stage". It is suggested that the P1 will be IP68 rated for similar dust and waterproofing to other handsets like the Samsung Galaxy S7. The report mentions 5.2 and 5.5-inch models, both of which may be of the AMOLED variety with 2K resolutions. Design-wise, the handsets are said to be housed in a metallic finish, which would be quite a departure from the mostly polycarbonate Nokia-branded devices of old. 

The report speculates that camera sensors could benefit from Nokia's long-standing graphene endeavors. Simply put, graphene is a robust material that, among other perks, helps to produce superior low-light shots than the more ubiquitous CMOS sensors. Nokia has been among those working on its development for the best part of a decade, and since the Nokia brand carries a strong reputation in this field, there's reason to be tentatively excited.

The devices are said to run Android (Nougat) out of the box with the Z Launcher overlay, though we're taking this and all of the other information with a pinch of salt for now. It would be very interesting to witness Nokia's re-entrance the game armed with powerful new smartphones but until we have something a little more concrete, we're keeping a very open mind. 

Are you looking forward to Nokia's purported reemergence? Let us know what you think the comments.

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38 Comments

1. rency0722

Posts: 158; Member since: Jun 12, 2013

A Nokia phone with a Sony image sensor? Yessss

15. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

I don't feel so hot about this 'rebirth', quite honestly... I mean, its just a NAME and that's it... It doesn't have the Nokia's soul aka the original workforce, the mindset, the ideas, the people, the 'doctrine' behind it... It's like Nazi Germany without Hitler... (Forgive me here, I just used it in a manner of speaking... 'Metaphorically' speaking, perhaps?)... It'd still be quite interesting to see, honestly... But I wouldn't be making back flips (not that I could) in sheer excitement upon its launch... Besides, Nokia have always, ALWAYS used something called... Carl Zeiss optics in its high end devices... So a Sony image sensor is not quite 'original' to boot... Oh well... G'Day!

18. Acdc1a

Posts: 473; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

Nokia has rehired a lot of their phone team. Nokia design, Nokia quality control, Foxconn manufacturing. They're even reviving old Nokia plants.

20. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Sometimes, just the name is enough, just as it is enough for "Apple" to drive some people wild. And hey, "G'day is getting old, besides, not everywhere on earth is a day...There's night too, and evening, and morning.

25. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

I quote: "hey, "G'day is getting old" Heard that before, mate... (Yawn)... G'Night...

33. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

If it's a Nokia phone without the pure view camera system I'm not interested,beats the others 99% of the time

2. uchihakurtz

Posts: 427; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Please be good please be good please be good

19. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Wishing out loud, perhaps? Lets face the reality, Blackberry's Priv is (or was?) a brilliant phone... But did it save it from the fall...? Naught, I'll tell you! Being 'good' in The Android Herd is not 'good enough', lad... You've to be... You've to be... Bloody GOD LIKE, I suppose...! On second thought, you ought to have a large amount of "Yes Men"...!!! No matter how 'gimmicky' an 'innovation' turns out to be... Curved Displays, Yes... Iris Scanners, Yes... Air gestures, Yes... Infrared, Yes... Bloatware you'll never need, Yes... Well, you got the picture, mate... G'Day!

21. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Your comments are like an English literature play I used to learn in College!

24. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Is that... A compliment, mate...? (Scratches the head)

31. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

(pulls hand away from head) Think what you may but don't spread dandruff.

3. Ezio2710

Posts: 548; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

Its been a while , holding high end nokia mobile

4. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2340; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

In my honest opinion, with the lack of enthusiasm around the current 2016 flagship devices, I think Nokia has a real shot of making a wonderful comeback. People I think are looking for something different, something more. Nokia stands to capitalize off of this.

23. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Dr.Phil, people want something 'different', you say? Then how come no one buys Windows Mobiles, I wonder...? How come Android still has over 75% market share...? How come old standing Android Manufacturers are booming...? How come new Android Players like Blackberry & Sony are falling miserably...? You ought to Google more, Doc... People are stuck with what they're stuck with... (< I know) Nokia, while one of my beloved brand, might not do well in this highly competitive market... Wishful thinking, I'd say... Oh well... G'Day!

38. tnuc2014

Posts: 294; Member since: Sep 12, 2014

Nokia were making top quality handsets when Samsung were still reverse engineering everybody else's products.

29. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Um, I wouldn't put much hope into it being something different if it's anything like the N1 tablet.

5. jack11141

Posts: 73; Member since: Sep 30, 2015

Return of the king or just another attempt of the king.

6. hemedans

Posts: 755; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

for years Nokia is working with Graphene founder, hope they bring something extraordinary.

7. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Same build quality as the 3210 with all new features and everything, and that could be a good comeback. Make them as durable or more as the CAT smart phones.

8. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2349; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Take this with a bucket of salt...

9. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Yeah, I can count on Nokia on building reliable and sturdy units.

10. nh1402

Posts: 138; Member since: Oct 30, 2013

Wasn't the camera division sold as part of the phone division to Microsoft?

11. hemedans

Posts: 755; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

Many talents of Camera division are still with Nokia, you can google Nokia OZO, first proffesional VR camera. even Juha who was Genious behind many Nokia cakera like 808 pureview has left MS and rejoin Nokia.

13. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2340; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I could've sworn the guy left MS to go to Apple.

16. SIGPRO

Posts: 2815; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

He left MS for Nokia, he will never choose crappy Apple!

17. hemedans

Posts: 755; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

that guy you talking about is only ui designer, he designed 808 camera interface and Apple took him. But media hype made him as head of pureview which is not true. if I get time I will provide you with link of video proof from Nokia which show all camera department employees and their responsibility. Juha and other guy (I can't spell his name) were the one who invent pureview

26. hemedans

Posts: 755; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

check this video, go to 4:47 you will see Role of Ari Partinen, he was never head of pureview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soBR0nq1ozM

12. surethom

Posts: 1662; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Lets hope Nokia's quality tech is coming to Android would be nice for 3x zero loss digital zoom aswell.

14. ebilcake

Posts: 1227; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

Please don't screw this up Nokia.

28. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Did Blackberry screw up with The Priv...? Then how come it 'screwed-up' The Blackberry...? ? Anyone? Figures... G'Noon!

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