The Nokia P1 looks set to be a major success
Nokia appears to be returning with a bang.
The new Nokia P1 device looks set to get its grand unveiling at Mobile World Congress later this month and excitement around the device has seen shares in the company soar.
In fact, as more details have begun to leak about the P1, stock has risen by over 4 per cent in the past few days over 10 per cent since December.
It's good news for the famous Finnish firm whose phone division was sold to Microsoft in 2014.
Microsoft has since ditched the branding and sold its feature phone assets to a subsidiary of Taiwanese firm Foxconn Technology and newly-established firm HMD Global for $350 million.
One thing this new device will feature that Microsoft never introduced is a popular Android operating system.
New figures released this week have shown that Microsoft’s original smartphone software has suffered another slump in sales as it falls further behind Android and iOS.
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The Nokia P1 looks set to run on Android Nougat out of the box – something some Samsung and Sony fans are still waiting for.
This new operating system means that users will be able to get all the latest features of Google’s Android software, including multi-windows apps, better battery life and security, and a whole host of new emoji.
Other features look set to include a Carl Zeiss-made 22.6MP rear camera, huge 3,500mAh battery and a fast Qualcomm processor.
The Nokia P1 also appears to have an all-metal body and a 5.3inch display covered in Gorilla Glass 5, making it hopefully resistant to drops and spills, and come with IP57 dust and water-proof protection
Below this is a physical home button with an embedded fingerprint sensor for speedy locking and unlocking.
Nokia is set to reveal all on its new smartphones at an event in Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona on February 26th.
There’s no concrete information on the price of the new device just yet, but we’re expecting the cost to be around the likes of other Android flagship smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S7.
That would suggest a price of around £500 for the 128GB version, and likely around £600 for the 256GB edition.
The leaked concept video for the Nokia P1 suggests multiple colour schemes, with black, silver and rose gold options displayed, which would also make sense.
Express.co.uk will be in Barcelona and will bring you all the news as it happens.