We already know that the next Nokia-branded smartphones, running Android, are expected to be announced in 2017 and will, most likely, have mid-range configuration, since the manufacturer, which will be HMD Global, doesn’t want to take any risks with a flagship.
According to PhoneArena, Nokia is planning to begin its return on the smartphone market with a very aggressive pricing strategy, in order to obtain a market share as big as possible.
Same phone, two versions
One of the models about which we know a few details, the Nokia D1C, will be available in two versions, the differences being the display size and the amount of RAM. To be more specific, we’re talking about a model with a 5.5″ full HD display and 3 GB of RAM, which is said to cost $200, while the 5″ full HD variant, with 2 GB of RAM, will have a price tag of just $150.
The above-mentioned source, citing a couple of reports, claim that the cheaper Nokia D1C will come with a 13 MP camera on the back, while for an extra $50, you can get a much better 16 MP snapper. Hopefully, it will feature some Carl Zeiss optics, like Nokia back in the good ol’ times.
The spec sheet of the two handsets will be completed by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 chipset, running at 1.4 GHz, alongside an Adreno 505 GPU, 16 GB of internal storage and an 8 MP selfie unit on the front.
Please keep the OS as unaltered as possible, Nokia!
Both versions of the Nokia D1C will come with Google’s Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box, but we don’t know if it will be stock Android or have a custom user interface on top of it.
It’s obvious that these first two smartphones (or more than just two) won’t generate insane profits for Nokia, but it should be a great start, able to bring the Finnish company back in the game.