Nokia has confirmed that it will release two Android Phones in Q1 2017 as it returns back in Smartphone market to compete with Samsung and Apple Smartphones. Nokia officials also confirmed that the price will be budget friendly 150$ or so. It’s no longer rumours that Nokia is returning back in market to haunt it’s competitors equiped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 1.4GHz octa-core processor.

Previous rumours pointed to a launch during Q4 2016, but this is no longer happening. Nokia will apparently announce the phones at MWC 2016 and a release will follow shortly thereafter.

There will be two models: a mid-ranger and a flagship handset. The latter of which is the one most people are interested in, as it is the phone that will go head-to-head with the likes of Apple’s iPhone and Samsung’s Galaxy S8, which will get a release around the same time.

HMD’s Chief Executive, Arto Nummela, has been discussing the upcoming Nokia Android Phones now that the cat is out the bag. According to Nummela, who sat down with The Economic Times of India, the handsets will be true to Nokia’s existing design pedigree.

“It will be premium quality [and a] design that people will immediately recognise as Nokia,” he said, revealing the company is planning to go “global from day one for our feature phone business.”

Nummela said Nokia will be extremely competitive with respect to pricing and specs.

“We have the brand equity and we want to leverage that to the fullest. Every product, marketing, will be true to the Nokia brand and the foundation of it.

“Stability, quality, reliability, and then we’re bringing in innovation where it matters the most for [the] consumer, and removing the clutter. This will be seen through [the] Nokia line up coming to life again.” he said.

Reports on December 11 indicate that Nokia’s forthcoming Android handsets could in some cases be priced as low as $150. The word comes via Nokia Power User, which received information from a tipster, though notes that this is not one of their regular sources so they encourage caution. Anyway, the tipster notes that the 3GB RAM Nokia D1C will cost $200 while the 2GB RAM lower-end model will be only $150.

“Nokia D1C is going to be one of the first Nokia Android Phones to be launched as per this tip,” wrote NPU, “It will be revealed to the world at MWC 2017. Again as claimed in another interview, Nokia Android Phones should be available very soon post their launch.”

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Major Nokia D1C Leak Reveals Tons Of Specs & Details

December 1 sees quite a treat for us; a major leak concerning Nokia’s forthcoming Android handsets, including the D1C model. The info comes via NPU, which reports there will be two D1C variants, one will be a lower-tier 5in variant with the following specs:

  • 5in 1080p resolution display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 1.4GHz octa-core processor
  • Adreno 505 GPU
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 16GB onboard storage
  • 13MP primary camera
  • 8MP front-facing camera
  • Android 7.0 Nougat

The second variant will have similar specs with a few changes, including the display size (but not resolution), camera sensor and RAM:

  • 5.5in 1080p resolution display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 1.4GHz octa-core processor
  • Adreno 505 GPU
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 16GB onboard storage
  • 16MP primary camera
  • 8MP front-facing camera
  • Android 7.0 Nougat



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