In 2017, we will finally see the launch of a true Android-powered smartphone from Nokia. Though the company had earlier launched Nokia X, Nokia X+, Nokia XL, and Nokia X2 smartphones powered by Android. The devices came with a highly customized Android OS and lacked the official Play Store access just like Fire OS and Yun OS. Now, the upcoming Nokia smartphones are expected to run on Android OS with Nokia Z launcher on top. With the Nokia’s presence at the upcoming MWC 2017, we guess the device to be unveiled there itself.
From the last few months, there are quite a few rumors suggesting the leaked Nokia D1C to be the upcoming Nokia device. The latest news is that the company will be launching the Nokia D1C in two different variants. While one variant comes with a 5-inch Full HD display, the other sports a slightly bigger 5.5-inch display with the same Full HD resolution. The 5-inch variant of the Nokia D1C comes with a 2GB of RAM and 13MP rear camera. On the other hand, the 5.5-inch variant sports 3GB RAM along with 16MP camera.
While the high-end variant might come with the metal body, the low-end variant with 2GB RAM is said to feature polycarbonate shell. The device will also run on the latest Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. Under the hood, both the variants might include Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor clocked at 1.4GHz and coupled with Adreno 505 GPU. There will be 16GB of internal storage in common and the user can further expand the storage with the MicroSD card slot. The high-end variant will additionally come with a fingerprint sensor integrated into the physical home button.
Though both the variants come with different resolutions cameras on the rear, on the front will be the same 8MP selfie camera. Based on the markets, we will be seeing dual SIM and single SIM variants. Connectivity options include 4G, VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and MicroUSB 2.0 port. Since the possible launch event is just three months away, we can expect more leaks to follow soon. Stay tuned on Phone Radar for more details!