Nokia Android Phones Latest News & Update: Leaked Photos Reveal Alleged Nokia P With Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Chipset, Cameraphone With Triple-LED Flash

By Jackie Villegas , Updated Dec 20, 2016 01:07 PM EST
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After an extended absence from the mobile phone business, Nokia will soon begin connecting people again. The company announced last month that it will be releasing its first smartphone in several years sometime in 2017. The former mobile phone giant's resurrection will be through the Finnish company HMD Global, which is manufacturing Nokia's Android handsets.

Since the upcoming Nokia Android phones were announced in November, no further details about the products have been revealed. Nonetheless, Forbes suggests that Nokia might take a two-handset approach to its new product offerings, with a premium smartphone taking the spotlight and a lower-priced model that will cater to the masses and bring in more dollars.

Indeed, a recent alleged leak of the Nokia Android phones coming in 2017 seems to confirm that Nokia will release a flagship smartphone, dubbed the Nokia P, as well as a less powerful Nokia C1 that comes with a dual-camera, triple-flash set-up. According to Pocket-Lint, the "leaked" photos of the so-called Nokia P are similar to the alleged photos that revealed the chassis and external design of the phone. Based on the new leak, the Nokia P will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset, have 6 GB of RAM, and pack a 23-megapixel main camera with Carl Zeiss lenses. These specs are similar to the predictions for many of the premium handsets coming in 2017. The Carl Zeiss lenses are not particularly surprising either, as Nokia has a long relationship with the German optical systems manufacturer.

Meanwhile, the leaked photos also reveal that the lower-end handset, reportedly dubbed the Nokia C1, will be the less powerful of the two Nokia Android phones with just 4 GB of RAM. However, this one will have a camera set-up seemingly aimed to cater to mobile photographers. There will reportedly be a 16 MP/12 MP dual-camera set-up with a triple-LED flash, a xenon flash, and laser-powered autofocus.

Nokia is expected to reveal more about next year's Nokia Android phones at the Mobile World Congress 2017 in February. The exact release date for the new handsets has yet to be announced.

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