New Nokia D1C smartphone running Android 7.0 shows up on AnTuTu benchmarking App
For all those who are eagerly waiting for Nokia’s Android smartphone foray, we have good news for you. The Nokia Android smartphones could arrive as early as November 2016, if the reports are to be believed. We had earlier reported about the new Nokia smartphone being benchmarked on GeekBench that suggested that an Android-powered device dubbed the Nokia D1C is in the works.
Now we can confirm that Nokia D1C running on Android 7.0 Nougat is indeed being tested and will probably be available to buyers as early as next month.
Nokia has been looking to make a comeback is well known as reported here about how Nokia is planning a comeback to the market with not one but two Android smartphones. Ever since we had reported on the leaked press renders of the new Nokia smartphones, we have been inundated by messages, both here and our social media for further news about Nokia’s forthcoming Android smartphones.
Now one of the upcoming devices seems to have been leaked, thanks to a benchmarking app, AnTuTu. Its model name is D1C, though you shouldn’t get too excited. Going by the phone’s specs this is no premium device, despite Nokia being rumored to launch two high-end handsets.
As reported earlier, the Nokia D1C seems to be a mid-range Android smartphone that will be released with Nokia’s flagship smartphone.
Nokia D1C specs
The benchmark suggests the phone is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor clocked at 1.4GHz running on Adreno 505 GPU. It will have 3GB of RAM and 32GB internal storage with a microSD expansion slot. What catches the eye is awesome camera specs on Nokia D1C. It will boast a superb 13-megapixel rear camera coupled with an 8MP shooter on the front for selfies. The Nokia D1C display is disappointing as it will come with 1920 x 1080 pixels.
All in all, this looks to be a mid-range device, running Android 7.0, with a 5.2-inch screen, going by previous hints.
With Android smartphone market in a bit of churn, Nokia seems to be timing its comeback to perfection. Samsung has been having issues with its Galaxy Note 7 while HTC and LG are nowhere to be seen and this seems to be the right time for Nokia to push the launch button.
We will keep you updated about the second Nokia Android smartphone which is supposed to be its flagship device and will purportedly feature awesome specs.