Nokia's MWC 2017 Invitation Surfaces, New Smartphone Coming?

Nokia’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) invitation just surfaced. If you take a look at the image below this article, you’ll get to see Nokia’s alleged MWC 2017 invitation. The date listed here is February 26th, and it seems like the company’s press conference will kick off at 4:30 PM (local time in Barcelona). Now, this date is not exactly new to us, as the company had already teased said date back on January 11th when they tweeted out February 26th and teased ‘more announcements’.

So, what is Nokia planning to announce during this event? Well, we’ll probably see at least one more smartphone announced by the company, though it’s also possible that they’re planning to intro some more products. The company’s gigantic tablet surfaced on GFXBench last month, so that’s always a possibility, and who knows, maybe the company even announces some type of a wearable product during MWC, it’s a perfect setting for something like that. The company’s flagship has been leaking for a while now under two names, Nokia P1 and Nokia 8, and we still don’t know which of these two names will the company use once the device lands. This smartphone is rumored to ship with the Snapdragon 835 SoC, though that’s highly unlikely if Nokia plans to announce it during the Mobile World Congress, mainly because Samsung will probably pick up the whole first batch of Snapdragon 835 SoCs, which means that Nokia will have to wait if they want to release a Snapdragon 835-powered smartphone.

The Nokia P1 / Nokia 8 is rumored to sport Sharp’s IGZO QHD (2560 x 1440) display, and a 24-megapixel rear-facing snapper had also been mentioned in previous rumors. Android Nougat will come pre-installed on that smartphone, and you’ll also get some of Nokia’s custom features on top of it. Nokia’s leaked tablet features an 18.4-inch QHD display, while it packs in 4GB of RAM and 64GB of native storage. A 12-megapixel snapper is placed on both its back and front side, and Andriod 7.0 Nougat was also mentioned by GFXBench. All in all, Nokia’s MWC press conference is still a mystery, but chances are more info will leak before MWC kicks off.

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