Whilst the world was being taken by storm a few years ago by the rise of the smartphone, Nokia struggled to keep up with the competitive and growing smartphone market. However, now Nokia attempts to make a comeback with the release of their new android phones: Nokia C1 and A1 which are rumoured to be released towards the end of 2016.
(Source: Know Your Mobile)
Nokia’s new releases have a range of innovative and high tech features. The devices will be powered by the Snapdragon 820 system on chip at 2.1 GHz backed up by the Adreno 530 GPU; ensuring high quality graphics. Like Samsung and Apple, Nokia will include a fingerprint scanner for security. Both displays will have Quad HD resolution. Both models will feature a 5MP front-facing secondary camera. The new smartphones will be water and dust resistant, a feature setting them apart from others in the competitive smartphone market; as it is a desirable feature that the majority of smartphones do not possess. To buy affordable mobile phones can be quite difficult with the immensity of choice available in the market. Sony and Samsung are by far the most popular brands to dominate the market for water resistant smartphones, and Nokia should be joining them soon; an advantage over the popular iPhone which also appeals to those with a more active lifestyle.
The 5 inch model comes with 32GB storage space, 2GB of RAM and an 8MP camera, and the superior 5.5 inch model has 64GB storage space, 3GB RAM and a 13MP camera.
The new devices will have a sleek and elegant aesthetic with a thin body, polycarbonate or glass back panel, and should be available in a range of colours. Despite its pleasing appearance, Apple enthusiasts will be sure to criticise the design due to its immense similarity to the iPhone.
In terms of pricing and availability, it has been rumoured that the new phone will be first launched in China and its estimated cost is £340; the differentiation in price between the two models still hasn’t been stated. However, in comparison to its waterproof competitors: the Sony Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact, and the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge – both the Sony models are £299.99, seeing only a slight price difference of £40 from the Nokia smartphone. While the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge is priced at £609, so Nokia’s future comeback is at almost half the price; it has many of the same features so it should be a great success.
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