After showing up on the popular AnTuTu and Geekbench benchmark databases a few weeks back, the first alleged renders showing the upcoming Nokia D1C Android smartphone have leaked online, courtesy of a Weibo post. The leaked renders show the smartphone in three color options – Black, White, and Gold.
After selling its handset business to Microsoft in 2013, the D1C will be one of at least three new Android smartphones that the company will be releasing this quarter. All models will be ODM devices, designed by HMD and manufactured by Foxconn for Nokia. Along with new Android-powered smartphones, Nokia is also rumored to launch an Android tablet as well, which would succeed the N1 tablet that it announced in January last year.
Based on previous leaks, we expect the Nokia D1C to feature a 1080 x 1920 Full HD resolution display and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 430 octa-core chipset with the Adreno 505 GPU. The smartphone will also include 3GB of RAM and 32GB of built-in storage, most likely further expandable. At the back, the D1C will be a equipped with a 13MP resolution snapper, which seems to be standard fare on most mid-range devices these days. For selfies, an 8MP camera will be on the front. While the core specifications don’t seem to be particularly impressive on paper, the handset will ship with the latest Android 7.0 Nougat operating system out of the box, which is definite plus. And going by what Nokia did with the N1 tablet, the D1C as well as other new Android smartphones from the Finnish company should offer a near stock Android experience, which means close to no bloatware.
Since we have entered November already, we expect more info regarding the upcoming Nokia Android lineup to leak online very soon. The official announcement could be very near too, as recent rumors have suggested the first batch of Nokia Android smartphones will go on sale by the year-end, while more models are likely to follow in the first half of 2017.