Is Nokia back? This is the question that many will be asking themselves following the latest Geekbench leak that reveals a Nokia D1C smartphone and a number of its features.
Geekbench is famous for coming in with early looks at the hardware and software specs of devices even before they make it to the market. This is what has just happened with the supposed Nokia D1C phone, a device that is expected to join the ever-growing mid-range family.
Apparently, the Nokia D1C will come in with a Qualcomm-made Snapdragon 430 processor that is paired with an Adreno 505 GPU alongside a decent RAM of 3GB. Perhaps the best part of the D1C is that it will come preinstalled with the latest Android 7.0 Nougat, something that might prove to be a selling point for the mid-ranger given that no so many phones in the same category will be coming in with this OS, at least for this year.
This is just about everything that the Geekbench report brings to the table. There are no details for the likes of display size, battery capacity, storage capacity, camera configuration and other extras to be expected.
Nokia seems to have finally come to terms with the reality, turning to Google’s Android for its recovery process. The once leader in the mobile phone industry will not find an easy sail in the mid-range market unless the company does something really crazy with the Nokia D1C phone.
Nokia had already confirmed that it will be back in the handheld market with three or four phones and tablets. There were even leaks of two phones that Nokia was supposedly set to unveil this year, featuring 5.2-inch and 5.5-inch QHD AMOLED screens and the latest Qualcomm flagship processor, the Snapdragon 820.
Nokia might also throw in IP68 certification, 4GB RAM, premium full-metal designs, 22.6MP rear camera and run on the latest Android 7.0 Nougat. But from the looks of things, the Nokia D1C is a midranger.
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