Nokia may launch around 2 or 3 smartphones in the year 2017, and one of them would be Nokia Pixel which is expected to be a budget smartphone for price conscious customers. Pixel is a codename for this upcoming device, and there is a possibility that Nokia may introduce the phone with a different name at the time of launch. Till now no official announcement has been made about the date of release but due to some reliable sources, we came to know that it could be 5th March 2017. As per the GeekBench listing the phone has received the score of 404 and 661 in single core and multi-core respectively which may not attract those who are fond of high end devices but the phone could be a perfect replacement for Asha Series. It seems that Nokia wants to target those who still use feature phones and want to use a cost efficient smartphone that at least provides 3G connectivity.
The leaked image of Nokia Pixel is sufficient to give an idea that how exactly the phone will look alike. Speculations suggest that the Nokia Pixel will flaunt a sleek design with a slim and light body so that users can easily handle it with a single hand without any hassle. The new Nokia Pixel is expected to have a 10.16 cm (4 inches) Capacitive LCD Touchscreen that will recognize Multi-touch and feature 480 x 800 pixel resolution with 233 ppi pixel density. If you compare it with the other phones available in the similar price segment, then you will find it above average, and it is definitely better then the display quality of any feature phone.
The listing reveals a lot of information about the upcoming Nokia Pixel and a viewer can easily figure out what type of components will be packed under the hood. The upcoming Nokia Pixel will run on latest Android 7.0 (Nougat) which is hard to find in any other budget smartphone available in the market as of now. Those who are using Google Pixel and Pixel XL can tell you that how good the current generation Android Nougat is and how it exceeds in terms of capabilities from all other operating systems. However, the Snapdragon 200 chip will be integrated into the phone. A Quad-core processor will power the device at a clock rate of 1.2 GHz and Adreno 302 GPU which is not appealing. Though, Nokia compensates by offering 1GB RAM for smooth multi-tasking and 8GB internal storage which can be expanded up to 32GB, sounds good.
The camera quality of the phone is average for a person who is using smartphones for years but exceptionally well for those who have always used low end cameras of feature phones and require something better to increase their usability. Rumors claim that the Nokia Pixel will boast a 5 MP rear camera with CMOS image sensor and LED Flash which is sufficient to take bright and clear images in dark environment. Users would be able to capture images of 2592x1944 Pixels from the primary camera of the phone and utilize other features like Touch to focus, Auto Flash and Digital Zoom too.
The Nokia Pixel will also come up with a 2MP secondary camera (front facing) so that users can take nice selfies and share them with friends and family members instantly. Unfortunately the front camera will not have LED flash so pictures taken at night or in low light condition may not provide much details; still, the camera specifications of the phone can be considered good.
It is necessary for a smartphone to have a strong battery because it consumes more power than a regular feature phone and drains out quickly. The Nokia Pixel will pack a 1560 mAh Li-ion which is comparatively lower than many smartphones available but provides up to 10 hours of talk time and 240 hours of standby time in 3G network so a user can use it easily for the entire day after charging once. The phone may not support fast charging, so it is advisable to carry the charger if you play games and watch videos/movies on the phone most of the time.
The Nokia Pixel is expected to offer Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n and Bluetooth v4 for wireless connectivity and will also have A-GPS, microUSB 2.0, FM Radio (Stereo) and 3.5 mm audio jack. It would be a single SIM (GSM) phone that will support 2G and 3G network. The phone will also have Accelerometer, Proximity, and Ambient Light sensor.