Nokia was once known as the number one cellphone manufacturer back in the day. Some of the company's old devices are still widely known even today, including the famed Nokia 3310, known for its excellent build quality back then. However, Nokia wasn't able to adapt to the smartphone industry in time and has since lagged behind in the industry after suffering serious financial losses which caused the firm to sell its Devices and Services businesses to Microsoft. Nokia has since then been trying to make a comeback with the release of its first Android powered device, the Nokia N1 Tablet. The tablet was released a couple of years back and enjoyed quite a bit of success even though it was released in limited markets. Now, it has been reported that the company is about to release a few smartphones either at the end of 2016, or early next year.
After countless rumors surrounding the release of Nokia branded smartphones running on Android, concrete indication has surfaced at last, in the form of specs on benchmarking website, GeekBench. If you take a look at the benchmark at the bottom of this post, you will be able to tell that it will be called the Nokia D1C. On top of that, it will be packing some mid-range internals, such as a Snapdragon 430 System-on-Chip, carrying the model number MSM8937. The chip comes with a total of eight cores, clocked at 1.4 GHz and will be backed by an Adreno 505 GPU to handle graphics. When it comes to memory, the D1C is expected to come with at least 3 GB of RAM, though the internal storage is not listed. The specs of the cameras on the upcoming smartphone is also not known at the moment.However, it seems like the D1C will be coming with the latest version of Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.
Earlier rumors have reported that Nokia's upcoming smartphones will be packing displays with QHD resolution but the Snapdragon 430 found on the D1C can only support resolutions up to full HD, meaning that there won't be a QHD display, on the D1C at least. Nokia's upcoming smartphones are to be manufactured by Foxconn and it was previously rumored that the Finnish company will be releasing two smartphones, but with the appearance of the D1C, there just might be more than two, but we will have to wait and see.