According to latest rumors doing the rounds of the Indian tech media, the upcoming Nokia D1C mid-range smartphone may be priced at Rs. 9,999 (around $150) in the country. The device is expected to be launched in two different versions, though, and while the base version with 2GB RAM will reportedly come with the aforementioned price tag, the more premium version with 3GB RAM is being rumored to cost Rs. 12,999 (around $200). The device has been heavily rumored over the past few weeks, and is expected to be one of the several Android smartphones to launch under the hallowed Nokia brand in the months to come. Alongside the D1C, some of the other Nokia phones expected to hit the market this year include a premium flagship powered by the Snapdragon 835, as also an entry-level device with 1GB of RAM and a Snapdragon 200-series chip under the hood.
As for the latest news regarding the alleged pricing of the Nokia D1C, it is still a rumor at this stage, but the device has been leaked so often in the recent past that many of its key hardware specs are now in public domain. Taking a quick look at the rumored tech specs of the Nokia D1C, the device is expected to be powered by the Snapdragon 430 SoC, and sport a 5-inch 1080p display. Both the variants mentioned earlier will also reportedly come with a 16-megapixel rear-facing camera, and a 13-megapixel front-facing shooter. While these specs are along expected lines for the price range, what’s really impressive is that it is expected to come with Android Nougat pre-installed.
Nokia as a phone brand evokes quite a bit of nostalgia, and in spite of not being in the smartphone industry for the past few years, the company still has many loyalists around the world, including many in India. While the upcoming Nokia-branded smartphones will herald a new chapter in the history of the 150-year old Finnish brand, the devices will actually be designed, developed and marketed by a company called HMD Global Oy, which was formed last year by former Nokia and Microsoft executives. The newly-formed company is expected to bring its entire range to India as per earlier reports, with the company’s CEO, Mr. Arto Nummela recently describing the country as one of its ‘focus markets’, thanks to the immense goodwill the brand continues to enjoy in the world’s third-largest smartphone market.