Finland-based Nokia has not been making devices for a couple of years now. However, towards the end of 2015, Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri acknowledged that the once-prominent company will be releasing smartphones in 2016. Following this, we now have a new report showing a press render of an upcoming smartphone dubbed, the ?Nokia P1.? ?
Past reports suggested that Nokia will be making Android-powered smartphones and tablets in the near future. In fact, the tech giant has partnered with a slew of companies like Foxconn and HMD to get back into the device-business. Thanks to Apple, the company Foxconn is well-known across the globe. However,?Phone Arena says HMD is where former Microsoft executives from the mobile unit are working.
The latest news is that a colorful photo, believed to be the press render of the Nokia P1, has surfaced via?VK News. The render has been reportedly designed by folks at ?InFocus/Sharp.? Not to forget, Foxconn acquired Sharp towards the beginning of this year.
Going by the leaked Nokia P1 photo, the exterior design and the overall look are identical to the ?Sharp Aquos P1? smartphone, which saw only a limited release. Hence, Phone Arena says there is good possibility that Nokia might re-brand the handset and get it released across the globe under its own brand.
The photo also suggests that the Nokia P1 smartphone will be released in shimmery blue and salmon hues. Apart from the leaked render, there is no information available on the possible specifications or features. Based on the photo, it?s safe to assume that the P1 is not a high-end device, but a budget-friendly mid-ranger.
Even though Nokia can manufacture devices right now, thanks to Microsoft?s terms and conditions, the Finnish company will be allowed to release handsets under its own brand only in the Q3 of 2016. This means the Nokia P1 release date may not be too far from today.