The rumour mills always go into overdrive before MWC (Mobile World Congress), and this year is no different. Among the stars of this year’s MWC is Nokia, which, alongside its Android debut, is expected to launch a flagship device to take on the likes of Samsung and LG.
We were initially expecting a Nokia 8 to be announced at MWC. However, PhoneArena, which got its information from a Russian publication, now says that Nokia is gearing up to launch a Nokia P1 handset rather than a Nokia 8.
We’ve been hearing rumours about the P1 for a while now and, as said Russian publication points out, the device does indeed look a lot like the Sharp Aquos Xx3.
As far as specifications are concerned, the rumour mill thinks we’ll see a 22.6MP rear camera (with Zeiss branding), a Snapdragon 835 SoC, 6GB RAM, up to 256GB of storage, an IP57 certified body, a 5.3-inch display with a either Full HD or QHD resolution, a fingerprint scanner and a 3,500 mAh battery.
Prices are expected to start at $800 (around Rs 55,000).
The Sharp Aquos connection does muddle things up further in the Nokia universe. As you know, the current Nokia branded phones are designed by HMD Global, manufactured by Foxconn, which recently bought Sharp, and approved by Nokia.