Nokia, once a pioneer of feature phones and especially popular in India, is expected to launch its latest smartphone D1C at the Mobile World Congress 2017.
Nokia, once a pioneer of feature phones and especially popular in India, is expected to launch its latest smartphone D1C at the Mobile World Congress 2017. There have been several leaks earlier about the probable specifications and features of the smartphone, but a new report has unveiled the pricing on the latest smartphone to come from Nokia. The report posted on NokiaPowerUser claimed that the D1C smartphone is expected to come in two versions. The 2GB RAM variant will be priced around $150 and the 3GB version will coast $200 (around Rs 10,000 and Rs 13,000 respectively).
NokiaPowerUser, however, said that the price leak is not from their usual sources and hence could vary a little. Meanwhile, the specifications are almost similar to what had been leaked in earlier online reports. According to both NPU and Antutu, the D1C is expected to be powered by a Qualcomm 430 chipset and an Adreno 505 GPU. The smartphone is expected to have 32GB internal memory and run on Android 7.0 Nougat. In the camera department, the device is expected to have a 13 MP rear camera and 8 MP front camera. The device could have 1920 x 1080 pixel screen resolution. The phone will have two variants of display sizes, one being 5-inch Full HD version and another a 5.5-inch Full HD device.
Nokia has been trying to revive its smartphones in a market it once dominated but was overcome by the likes of Apple and Samsung. But the phoenix that once Nokia was, can it make a comeback in the world of high specification smartphones from Apple, Samsung and a plethora of new manufacturers? According to other reports, the company reportedly plans to bring out some feature phones before it comes through to the plan of launching an Android device. After the tie-up with Microsoft did not work out, and the demise of the Lumia series, Nokia have practically been living on the feature (dumb) phones, especially in India and other Asian countries. Maybe this is the reason the company is about to announce a budget smartphone that D1C is expected to be.