In a hyper-competitive smartphone market, Nokia is all to make a comeback in early 2017 with Android-powered D1C smartphone. Previously, this smartphone was spotted on the GFXBench, GeekBench, and AnTuTu revealing some specifications.
Now, the live image of the Nokia D1C smartphone has surfaced online in two variants. If the rumor turns out to be true, the alleged Nokia D1C will come in two version — basic and premium variant. Some reports also suggest that the company is planning to launch multiple devices along with D1C.
While the basic version of the smartphone is expected to come in metal Frame and polycarbonate body, the premium variant might come in all metal unibody design along with fingerprint sensor embedded into the home button.
Nokia D1C rumored specifications
- (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD IPS display
- Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 ( 4 x 1.2 GHz Cortex A53 + 4 x 1.5 GHz Cortex A53) 64-bit processor with Adreno 505 GPU
- 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD
- Android 7.0 (Nougat)
- Fingerprint sensor (premium version)
- 13MP rear camera with LED Flash
- 8MP front-facing camera
- 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS
On the other side, the Finnish-based HMD Global that owns the Nokia phones has announced an alliance with marketing agency ‘Mother’ for selling its smartphone. It’s worth mentioning that, the Mother is an award-winning agency that previously worked for Coca-Cola and IKEA as well.
HMD Global CMO Pekka Rantala said:
Nokia is a truly iconic, globally recognized and trusted brand. As the exclusive licensee of the Nokia brand for mobile phones and tablets, our ambition was to find a like-minded agency who grasped both the opportunity and responsibility in bringing a new product range to market. We are confident that in Mother we have found a partner who can help us do so for a new generation of consumers around the world.
Mother founding partner Robert Saville said:
"Nokia D1C Android smartphone renders surface, shows gold edition with fingerprint sensor",
Nokia is a brand that is known and loved all over the world. We are thrilled to be working with HMD Global as it begins this exciting new chapter for Nokia branded mobile phones.