HMD CEO Nunmela claimed in a recent interview that the upcoming Nokia Android smartphones will be competitively priced. A new leak shared by the folks over at NokiaPowerUser, the upcoming Nokia mid-ranger “D1C” will indeed be competitively priced against rival smartphones, with the 2GB variant starting at around the $150 mark, while the 3GB variant will be priced at $200. However, the website does warn that the info does not come from their regular source, so it may be possible that the info could turn out to be false.
The D1C is expected to be one of the first new Nokia-branded smartphones to launch next year, with an official announcement likely at the Mobile World Congress 2017 in February. The D1C, as well as the other new smartphones from Nokia to be announced at the Mobile World Congress, are expected to go on sale soon after the announcement. That means you can look forward to getting your hands on a new Nokia-branded Android smartphone by March next year. Consumers in the US however, may not be very lucky, as it is not yet clear If HMD will be tying up with the US carriers to sell the new Nokia-branded handsets in the United States market.
Based on leaks so far, it appears the D1C will come in two variants. The cheaper variant is expected to sport a 5-inch display with 1080p resolution, Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor clocked at 1.4 GHz, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, 13MP primary camera, and an 8MP front-facing camera. The more expensive variant on the other hand will feature a larger 5.5-inch display with 1080p resolution, 3GB of RAM, and a 16MP resolution camera at the back. Rest of the hardware specs will be identical to the more affordable version. Both variants will ship with Android 7.0 Nougat operating system out of the box.