Nokia is coming back and as we reported about a day ago, the Finnish company is coming back with a bang.
The company, in conjunction with another Finnish company, HMD Global, is already getting ready to launch the first of its 2017 handsets in the shape of Nokia D1C. The phone comes as a midrange handset featuring more than one variant.
A recent report claimed that D1C will be shipping to India very soon. In fact, the price of the phone has already been confirmed to be somewhere in the regions of Rs. 10,000, an approximate of about $150. Not so many details of the supposed Nokia D1C are out, but it is known that the phone heading to India will carry a RAM of 2GB, which is believed to be the base model. The screen size will be somewhere in the regions of 5 inches, but none of these can be confirmed just yet.
While back then it was rumored that one-time leader in the mobile industry will be launching about five phones this year, a new leak has emerged claiming that the total count will be between six and seven units for the entire 2017. This leak came in after a Malaysian distributor made a presentation showing off the upcoming Nokia smartphones, which will all be powered by the new Android Nougat OS.
In one of the slides showcased, it appears that HMD Global, the company which now owns the brand, will be launching phones both in the midrange and high-end categories. This goes in line with the rumors that there will be a Nokia Android flagship powered by the new Snapdragon 835 SoC, similar to the likes of Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG G6, just to name but a few 2017 flagships.
The first Nokia-branded Android phones should start seeing the light at the MWC 2017 event that will be held next month, at least according to reports. These could be the already-mentioned Nokia D1C alongside a rumored Nokia E1.