Press render of Android powered Nokia P1 appears?
posted by Alan F. / Jul 06, 2016, 12:06 PM
Back in May, Nokia embarked on a series of deals that would allow the company to license its name for use on Android powered smartphones and tablets. Among the companies involved in this deal were contract manufacturer Foxconn and another firm named HMD. The latter is filled with former executives of Microsoft's mobile division
Today, a press render was disseminated, allegedly revealing a new Nokia branded Android powered smartphone known as the Nokia P1. The device was reportedly developed by engineers at InFocus/Sharp. You might recall that Foxconn purchased Sharp earlier this year, so everything seems to be connected. That is why the phones in the image above could be the same as the Sharp Aquos P1. Considering the limited distribution of that model, a Nokia branded variant of the phone is quite possible. Remember, the deal between Nokia and Foxconn is really all about licensing the Nokia name. Just because the logo seems tilted, it doesn't mean that the image is a fake since it would appear that the Nokia P1 is a rebranded version of the Sharp Aquos P1. It makes sense when you look at the names of the players involved in both phones. Obviously Sharp figures prominently, as does Foxconn. And Foxconn is heavily involved in Nokia's deal to license its name for new phones and tablets.
It appears that the phone will be available in blue, and salmon. Unfortunately, we don't have any other information such as specs, pricing or a date when Nokia might make this official. Speaking of which, we would definitely suggest that you run over to your spice rack, grab the container of salt, and take this story with a grain or two of the stuff.
According to the terms of its deal with Microsoft, Nokia can't release a new phone using the Nokia brand until the third quarter of 2016. By the way, that just happens to be the current quarter that we are in.
Thanks for the tip!
Posts: 731; Member since: Dec 07, 2015
Why? Why those designs? I am really crying you know....
posted on Jul 06, 2016, 12:11 PM 0
Finally, someone acknowledging pink as salmon and not rose gold.
posted on Jul 06, 2016, 12:13 PM 15
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Though I agree in principle, metalllic "rose gold" can be shades from a copper-tone to a pinkish hue. https://www.google.com/?gws_rd
posted on Jul 18, 2016, 1:37 PM 0
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The return of the King? Or not..
posted on Jul 06, 2016, 12:14 PM 4
Posts: 2815; Member since: Oct 03, 2012
Nokia will be back with a bang just watch! It might not be this year but just wait!
posted on Jul 06, 2016, 12:42 PM 2
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So now they have the MSFT motto? Every year: Not this year, buy next year for sure! (2016). The next year: Okay, maybe not this year either, but definitely within the next two years! (2017). Two years later: You know what, screw this noise, we give up.... again!!!! (2019). That's exactly how this is gonna go down, and I love Nokia just as much as Apple and HTC btw.
posted on Jul 06, 2016, 12:51 PM 3
Posts: 30; Member since: Apr 22, 2016
that design looks better than shamesung crappy mobile division design
posted on Jul 06, 2016, 1:01 PM 7
Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015
No interest in nokia without a legendary pureview camera. Without pureview, nokia will be just another cheap crap. Just putting the brand name of nokia worths nothing
posted on Jul 06, 2016, 1:08 PM 5
Posts: 147; Member since: Jul 18, 2012
Sorry.. They just can't. M$ owns Pureview already. Unless a buyback is in order, of course. http://www.phonearena.com/news
posted on Jul 06, 2016, 11:21 PM 1
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Nokia needs to bring durable phones with their design language and quality with waterproofing a standard. This rebranded bs won't work.
posted on Jul 06, 2016, 2:43 PM 4
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Looks like an iPhone 6.
posted on Jul 06, 2016, 3:10 PM 0
Posts: 18; Member since: Sep 14, 2015
totally. check out the website below. its the same phone, same colors. But that doesn't mean they won't rebadge this thing and sell it in the US as Nokia. Nokia the company is gone, not coming back. Now its just a name that foxcomm can put on any phone it creates. chinese.engadget.com/2016/07/06/sharp-aquos-p1-tw/#/
posted on Jul 06, 2016, 3:22 PM 0
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