Benchmark Surfaces For 'Nokia Heart' Running Android Nougat


A new Nokia device dubbed 'Nokia Heart' looks set to arrive soon and running Android 7.0 (Nougat) out of the box, if a recently discovered run through GFXBench is any indication. The budget-to-mid-level device looks to be sporting a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor, complete with an Adreno 505 GPU, which managed to pull down fairly decent scores in GFXBench's gamut of graphical tests. One interesting detail is that the device is listed as using "Android HDM Edition" on its 1,280 x 720 5.2-inch screen, similar to other Nokia Android devices. The whole thing is supplemented by respectable cameras and 2 gigabytes of RAM, along with 9 gigabytes of user-accessible storage, which likely means 16 gigabytes in total.

Getting down to the nitty-gritty, the device managed to pull down graphics benchmark scores that dwarfed the Moto Z Play and its mid-range Snapdragon 625 processor. Unfortunately, the tests did not say anything about the processor's performance or the device's battery life. The octa-core Snapdragon 430 has thus far been found mostly in budget phones like the ASUS ZenFone Laser 3 and Xiaomi Redmi 4, giving us some idea of what to expect, if the test does indeed show that this is the processor the phone is working with; the speed, number of cores, and GPU suggest it, but it is not stated outright. The back camera is a 12-megapixel unit, while a 7-megapixel shooter is listed for selfie duty.

This new device seems to be a slightly cheaper and lower-power variant of the Nokia 6, as it shares a processor with the recent mid-ranger, but all of its other specs are a bit lower. It could, of course, be a member of a new lineage altogether. High graphical scores indicate decent optimization, at the very least, with Android 7.0 Nougat and the somewhat low resolution screen likely playing a part in that. This and the 5.2-inch screen size mean that we could either be looking at a very compact device with thin bezels, or a device of average size in relation to its display with great battery life. Naturally, a small device with good battery life is entirely possible if Nokia plays their cards right, but given the phone's likely budget status, it's doubtful that they will be putting forth that much R&D spend. Nokia's grand and long-awaited entrance to the Android world has been exciting so far, and it looks like they're going to be covering all market spaces when they do eventually hit their stride.


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