Nokia D1C is definitely the most talked about device in the Finnish smartphone company’s resurgence. Nokia D1C has leaked multiple times in the past and the device has been rumoured to launch in two variants. Nokia is expected to announce D1C alongside its flagship smartphone at Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona.
Nokia recently formalised the licensing deal with Finland-based HMD Global, which is bringing Nokia back to the fore. Under the licensing deal, HMD Global will announce Nokia-branded smartphones and tablets based on Android and the devices will be manufacturing by FIH (a subsidiary of Foxconn). While Nokia is rumoured to announce two flagship, the talking point is the budget offering dubbed D1C.
According to a new report by NokiaPowerUser, Nokia D1C is expected to launch at a starting price of Rs 9,999. HMD Global has been maintaining a stance that Nokia will make its comeback purely on quality construction and competitive pricing. At Rs 9,999, Nokia could take the market by surprise and go against the likes of Xiaomi and Lenovo – the dominant players in that price segment.
Nokia is planning to announce D1C in two variants with 2GB RAM and 3GB RAM options. The 2GB RAM variant will probably be priced Rs 9,999 while the 3GB RAM version will be priced Rs 12,999. NokiaPowerUser report also notes that this price is not from its usual source and needs to be taken with a pinch of salt. Nokia D1C is expected to be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 430 processor and will run Android 7.0 Nougat based on Z-Launcher UI. The smartphones are reported to come with only 16 gigabytes of onboard storage.
Nokia D1C with 2GB RAM is likely to sport a 5-inch Full HD display while the 3GB RAM variant will get a 5.5-inch Full HD display. There will be 13MP and 16MP rear camera respectively on both variants while the front shooter will be a standard 8MP sensor. Nokia D1C is the new favourite for internet leaks and has turned from a giant tablet to smartphone in the course of these leaks. We will get our first look at the device agt MWC and Nokia is definitely making it sound worth all the wait.