Nokia D1C Android smartphone to come in two screen sizes: Report

Nokia plans to make a re-entry in the smartphone industry next year with the D1C, which is expected to come in two variants

By: Tech Desk | Updated: December 1, 2016 7:02 pm
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Nokia the former powerhouse in the smartphone industry is set for a big comeback 2017, with the D1C being one of its first Android-powered smartphones. The phone has already been spotted on Antutu and Geekbench, and was briefly (and incorrectly) described to be a tablet. A latest report claims there will be not one, but two versions of the D1C.

According to NokiaPowerUser’s reliable source, the two models of the Android-powered Nokia D1C will differ in display size, RAM and camera. The smaller 5-inch display variant of the phone will be packing 2GB RAM and feature a 13MP rear shooter. It will also be cheaper than the 5.5-inch variant (1080 p resolution), which will come with 3GB RAM and a 16MP primary camera.

Nokia D1C will be powered by a 1.4GHz Snapdragon 430 processor coupled with an Adreno 505 GPU. The phone is expected to be running Android Nougat and feature an 8MP front camera.

D1C was spotted on Geekbench 3 back in October. It also showed that the phone will be run on Android Nougat and will be powered by a 1.4GHz octa-core processor with 3GB RAM. The Antutu benchmark of the D1C also leaked in October showed the phone to be running on a Qualcomm 430 chipset, with an Adreno 505 GPU.

The report further showed the phone to feature a 13MP rear camera and an 8MP front camera. Both benchmarks are in line with the latest report from NokiaPowerUser.

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The leaks comes even as the company announced that HMD Global will be the brand under which they will revive Nokia’s phones. In a press statement, the company said HMD will bring the first smartphone products, which will launch in the first half of 2017, alongside the existing Nokia-branded feature phone business.

“Today marks a happy and important day for HMD. Nokia has been one of the most iconic and recognisable phone brands globally for decades. The excitement of re-introducing this much-loved, well-known and trusted brand to smartphone consumers is a responsibility and an ambition that everyone at HMD shares,” said HMD Global CEO, Arto Nummela.

The launch of HMD comes just six months after the company signed a strategic licensing agreement with Nokia. HMD has exclusive use of the Nokia brand on mobile phones and tablets worldwide for the next 10 years. HMD will work with Nokia, FIH Mobile Limited (FIH) and Google for its phones. Nokia smartphones will run Android operating system, confirmed the company.