Nokia took a huge fall last year when Microsoft bought out their smartphone division and their Lumia line of handsets. The company whose primary business was smartphone had failed because they had banked on a Microsoft based operating system for their smartphones. However, they recently jumped back into the spotlight when they announced that they would start making smartphones again and this time with an Android based OS. This announcement from the company has sent both Nokia and Android fans to a tizzy who cannot wait to get their hands on these devices. Among the phones launched announced is the Nokia P1. In this review, we take a look at some of the leaked specifications and rumors behind this device and review how the phone might be.
Nokia is releasing the P1 in the premium flagship range of phones. This is a bold move by the manufacturer who has been out of business for the better part of the last couple of years. To go against the likes of the Samsung S series and the Apple iPhones, the company has to make a phone that not only performs well but also looks good. And Nokia does not disappoint. From the leaked images, we can see that the manufacturer has gone with a candy bar shaped phone with rounded edges that give the phone a very distinctive look. The back has a single camera on the top left corner and a LED flash while the front has the Nokia logo on the bottom. There are no capacitive touch buttons, and instead, there are on screen buttons. This will reduce some of the real estates on the screen, but that won’t be much of a problem.
The phone will come in two size variants. One 5.2 inch and the other a 5.5 inch. The display will be Quad HD IPS with a resolution of 2560x1440. It means that it will have a minimum pixel density of 401-ppi. The screen will be protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4. As usual with an IPS display, the screen will be bright, but where it does fall short is the contrast and color accuracy.
Rumours says that the phone will be manufactured by InFocus or Sharp. The company is known for making phones of its own, but it has never handled an order for a company as big as Nokia. Our fingers are crossed in the hopes that it will play out well.
Under the hood, the phone will have a Snapdragon 820 processor. The 820 is the second fastest processor by Qualcomm just before the 821, but it is the most stable one by the company and uses the least power. For a company that is trying to make a mark for itself, its best that they stuck with the 820 instead of the software issue filled 821 processor. The phone will have a RAM of 4 GB and an internal memory of 32 GB which may be expandable. The Octa core processor should give excellent performance and will handle heavy duty apps and multitasking without much trouble. In terms of software, the phone will comes with Android Marshmallow.
Nokia’s Lumia series was known to sport the best cameras with the best low light pictures. We hope that Nokia will maintain its previous standards. The primary camera will sport a 21 MP sensor with a Dual LED Flash. It’s no Zeiss optics, or Xenon flash enshrined Nokia N8, but it will get the job done and should produce crisp and clear images. Videos will have a 1080p resolution. The front camera will sport an 8 MP sensor. Further details about the camera and have not been released. We are still not sure whether the phone will have a fingerprint sensor, but with other flagships providing the same, we hope that it does.
The battery on the phone will be huge at 4000 mAh and should provide a backup of around 7 hours even for the most demanding users. For less active users, it should last for more than 10 hours, thus giving you more than a day’s worth of charge. With regard to connectivity, the phone will have 4G, GPS, Wi-Fi, NFC, and Bluetooth. The presence of radio has not been confirmed.