Nokia had made it clear that it would soon be coming back to the market with its official website stating “We’re busy working on Nokia smartphones running Android.” And so, we are here with the details about the pricing and specs about this much-awaited smartphone release the Finnish giant has been talking about for a while.
The Android smartphone has been code-named Nokia D1C and is expected to be launched by HMD Global at Mobile World Congress(MWC) 2017 in Barcelona. Talking about HMD, Nokia came under a strategic agreement covering branding rights and intellectual property licensing with HMD Global Oy (HMD) as on 1st December, 2016. Moreover, two variants of the phone would be launched having different prices and features.
The first version of the phone would have a 5-inch Full HD display and 2GB RAM for an estimated price of $150 (approx Rs. 10,000). The second version is said to be priced slightly high at $200 (approx Rs. 13,000) for having a 5.5-inch Full HD and 3GB RAM. Both the versions of the smartphone would run the latest Android 7.0 Nougat operating system and will be powered by Snapdragon 430 processor paired with Adreno 505 GPU. The $150 version of Nokia D1C would have a 13MP rear camera while the other one would consist of a 16MP rear camera. The front camera for both of them remains same- a 8MP shooter. Also, the phones are being said to have an internal storage of 32GB.
As previously reported, the external of the phone would have a metal body with rounded edges. The phone would have volume buttons on its right with capacitive buttons on the front. The device would also support 4G LTE, Wi-Fi Bluetooth 4.0 and would launch in three colors- White,Gold and Black.
After the launch of expected expensive smartphones in 2017 from dominating players like Samsung, HTC, Apple etc., Nokia comes as a relief with its mid ranging smartphone. Further, the exact features would moat likely be revealed on 27th Feb, 2017 at MWC where Nokia would be launching the smartphone.