The most-awaited gathering of leading smartphone manufacturers – Mobile World Congress MWC 2017 is a matter of days from now. The Congress is scheduled to be held in Barcelona, Spain from February 27 to March 2, 2017.
We are going to see big announcements and launch events starting from today, February 25. The big names like Samsung, Nokia, Moto, LG, Huawei, BlackBerry, Oppo and Gionee are gathered there.
If you want to follow the schedule of events at the MWC 2017, we have gathered the main event of Nokia for you.
February 26 – Nokia 3310 Reboot, Nokia P1, Nokia 3, Nokia 5
The main focus of the Congress is mounted on the HMD Global – the company that has created hype with the news focusing the launch of Nokia 3310 to our hands.
But this will not be the only point of focus as we’ll witness some more gadgets bearing the logo of Nokia. It is expected that HMD Global will showcase the flagship Nokia P1 along with budget Android phones like Nokia 3 and Nokia 5.
The Nokia 3310 reboot is expected to stick to its feature phone roots having only basic multimedia features. A concept video of the device reimagines the Nokia 3310 with a rear camera, 1.5-inch colour screen, and support for FM radio. We will have to wait till the Nokia MWC 2017 event to see if these actually make it to the rebooted feature phone.
Rumours suggest that Nokia 3310 reboot will be priced at EUR 59 (roughly PKR 6,500), positioning it as a secondary phone for the nostalgic Nokia fans.
Nokia P1 is the long-rumoured flagship Nokia Android phone that may officially be launched with the name Nokia 8. The Android 7.0 Nougat-based Nokia 8 is said to have a 5.3-inch display with Gorilla Glass 5 on top, 128GB and 256GB storage options, 6GB RAM, 22.6-megapixel rear camera with Zeiss optics, 3500mAh battery, and IP57 certification for dust- and water-resistance.
The smartphone is said to run on Snapdragon 835 chipset, but since Samsung Galaxy S8 has been confirmed to be the first smartphone with the upcoming processor, we will have to wait and see how HMD Global handles the launch.
A Nokia 8 listing on JD.com in China pegged the device’s price at CNY 3,188 (approximately PKR 48,500).
Nokia 3 is said to be the entry-level Nokia Android phone, with price tag of EUR 149 (about Rs. 16,500). The smartphone is said to have a 5.2-inch HD screen, Android 7.0 Nougat OS, 1.4GHz quad-core Snapdragon 425 chipset, 2GB RAM, 16GB built-in storage, microSD expansion support, 13-megapixel rear camera, and 5-megapixel front camera.
Little is known about Nokia 5 so far, except that it may have a 5.2-inch display, 12-megapixel rear camera, and 2GB RAM. The smartphone is expected to cost EUR 199 (around Rs. 22,000).
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