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Nokia D1C images and specs surface again; Android 7.0 to be pre-installed

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Nokia D1C images and specs surface again; Android 7.0 to be pre-installed
The latest images and rumored specs have appeared for the Nokia D1C. The device will mark Nokia's return to the smartphone business after it followed the terms of the Nokia Devices and Services acquisition by Microsoft in 2014. The non-compete clause that was part of the transaction has kept Nokia out of the market until now.

We expect to see two versions of the D1C; one will be a mid-range phone, and the second model will be a high-end flagship unit. Both will be powered by Android 7.0 Nouget. An image of the mid-range model has leaked in a photo that appears to have been taken inside a manufacturing facility (check out the gloves that are being worn). We expect this version of the Nokia D1C to be powered by a Snapdragon 600 series chipset, carry 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. 

Besides the photo, some sketches of both the mid-range model and the flagship unit were disseminated. The former is expected to have a 5-inch display, while the latter could come with a 5.5-inch screen. Both will have a resolution of 1080 x 1920. Besides the difference in screen sizes, the only difference between the two devices appears to be the front-facing fingerprint scanner on the high-end model. The mid-range unit will come without that feature.

We could see the Nokia D1C officially unveiled at CES next month in Las Vegas. The annual trade show runs from January 5th through January 8th.


via TheAndroidSoul

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posted on 26 Dec 2016, 00:37 1

1. ThE_fLaSh (Posts: 19; Member since: 10 Dec 2016)


expecting a redmi note like pricing for midranger and oneplus like pricing for flagship 1!! demanding too much?? am I?

posted on 26 Dec 2016, 02:36 1

10. Switch00 (Posts: 502; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)


Lost in space of average. Shame on you Nokia after all this time this is what you come up with?

posted on 26 Dec 2016, 05:51

18. nokia12 (Posts: 541; Member since: 19 Nov 2013)


It should be more expensive than redmi note/one plus , while still quite cheaper than Samsung

A sort of middle ground

posted on 26 Dec 2016, 00:37 6

2. meanestgenius (Posts: 13873; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Looks reminiscent of the Nokia Lumia 900. I am stoked for the return of Nokia Branded handsets to market! Absolutely looking forward to Nokia in 2017!

posted on 26 Dec 2016, 01:06 6

4. Rafishant (Posts: 299; Member since: 13 Oct 2015)


I like the support you show to BlackBerry and Nokia. Those were two giant companies that wrote our smartphones' world history. I sometimes disagree with you, but I can't deny the way I admire your determination in writing and putting down lots of trolls, who never got any knowledge, just bashing whatever not Samsung or Apple.
Just like the amateur football fans who know only Real Madrid and Barcelona lol!
Kudos to you. You should be a tech web blogger.

posted on 26 Dec 2016, 01:14 1

6. meanestgenius (Posts: 13873; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Thank you! Appreciate the admiration.

posted on 26 Dec 2016, 01:18 4

7. torr310 (Posts: 932; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


Just by looking at the Nokia brand, makes me feel excited!

posted on 26 Dec 2016, 10:26

22. domfonusr (Posts: 442; Member since: 17 Jan 2014)


I'm not tickled with the squared-off corners. The Nokia Lumia 900 was not my opinion of the design pinnacle of smartphones. Maybe they are trying to make Apple happy by not using rounded corners. I guess it could be worse, though. As long as they make an entry-level phone with decent entry-level specs and a low price, below $100, I'll be happy. It might take a couple of years for that to happen.

posted on 26 Dec 2016, 01:02 2

3. asirfaysal (Posts: 48; Member since: 19 Jul 2016)


boring design language

posted on 26 Dec 2016, 01:07 5

5. Rafishant (Posts: 299; Member since: 13 Oct 2015)


If it resembles Lumia 900, I don't think it's boring at all.
Let's wait and see.

posted on 26 Dec 2016, 10:36

23. domfonusr (Posts: 442; Member since: 17 Jan 2014)


I agree that it has boring design language, but I am quite willing to overlook boring design language if the price is low. There is no way that I will spend a lot more money just to get 'better' design language.

posted on 26 Dec 2016, 01:26 4

8. phaneendra_92 (Posts: 21; Member since: 12 Oct 2013)


Looks like sony design.....

posted on 26 Dec 2016, 01:44 1

9. rocker91 (Posts: 5; Member since: 09 Dec 2016)


looks like 925, well thats good anyway. expecting a good pricing

posted on 26 Dec 2016, 03:10

11. aman5mathur (Posts: 101; Member since: 28 Mar 2014)


Them bezels, dude its like sony's!

posted on 26 Dec 2016, 04:57

14. trojan_horse (Posts: 2666; Member since: 06 May 2016)


Them bezels aren't that bad.

posted on 26 Dec 2016, 04:57

15. trojan_horse (Posts: 2666; Member since: 06 May 2016)


Them bezels aren't that bad.

posted on 26 Dec 2016, 04:20

12. belovedson (Posts: 1025; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


Nokia you are a bit late to the game but you are welcome indeed. But if that model picture is the upcoming Nokia. Those huge bezels won't appeal to many who are used to thin bezels.

posted on 26 Dec 2016, 07:50 1

19. rsiders (Posts: 998; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)


Have you seen the Google Pixel?

posted on 26 Dec 2016, 08:53

20. Acdc1a (Posts: 302; Member since: 21 Jan 2016)


Have to agree. If Google can sell the Pixel, Nokia can sell this. I don't think the bezels are that bad.

posted on 26 Dec 2016, 12:53

24. belovedson (Posts: 1025; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


The Pixel sells for another reason apart from bezel. The Nokia main advantage to sell will be the camera.. if its a nice one that is

posted on 26 Dec 2016, 04:20

13. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1557; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


When are people gonna understand this is NOT the old Nokia mobile division. Which was sold to Microsoft, ruined by Microsoft, fired the talent by Microsoft. Its like me opening Bugatti cars by using Bugatti trademark. The name does not make a product a great product, its the talent, philosophy and much more behind it. Which current Nokia doesn't have as its a company that makes telecommunication equipment for big companies.

posted on 26 Dec 2016, 05:01 2

16. meanestgenius (Posts: 13873; Member since: 28 May 2014)


"HMD Global Oy, branded as simply HMD, stylized as hmd., is a Finnish company that develops mobile devices under the "Nokia" brand name. It was formed in May 2016 announcing its purchase of part of Microsoft Mobile's feature phone business, the successor of Nokia's mobile phone business...."

"HMD is made up of veteran Nokia staff,[2] and develops basic feature phones, as well as smartphones and tablets running on the Android platform.[3] Manufacturing and distribution is performed by Foxconn's FIH Mobile division."

Got that from here:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMD_global

It's called research. Perhaps you should try it before commenting, next time.

posted on 26 Dec 2016, 05:09

17. trojan_horse (Posts: 2666; Member since: 06 May 2016)


When are you going to understand that this is the old Nokia with kinda a new mobile division called HMD, which is comprised of ex-Nokia veterans (it's CEO itself included)?

"Which was sold to Microsoft, ruined by Microsoft, fired the talent by Microsoft"

And those Nokia talents which Microsoft fired are now in HMD!

"The name does not make a product a great product, its the talent, philosophy and much more behind it"

That talent and philosophy is present in the HMD Global, the company which is going to design and develop Nokia's Android smartphones.

Dude, cut the BS... WTF are you even saying? SMH

posted on 26 Dec 2016, 09:13

21. krystian (Posts: 269; Member since: 16 Mar 2016)


In all fairness Nokia ruined themselves. Microsoft was just the only company willing to try and save them because they were doomed in mobile for not seeing its potential earlier on. Except new CEO knows and time has proven that if you are late and 2 giants are fighting against each other, you let them fight while you use your time to try and create something different. Rehashing the same things with a bit better processor, screen, camera is just not going to gain you any shares.

posted on 26 Dec 2016, 13:02

25. libra89 (Posts: 529; Member since: 15 Apr 2016)


Going to have to see how this looks like and get a confirmation of specs and price...

posted on 26 Dec 2016, 13:38

26. dmitrilp_ (Posts: 181; Member since: 12 Sep 2016)


Wow, if it's a nice phone with great features i will drop Sammy.

posted on 27 Dec 2016, 23:07

27. ozabb (Posts: 29; Member since: 21 Dec 2013)


the 1080 resolution is a great move imo. gives fine picture quality without straining the hardware. the flagship will NOT be affordable if i know nokia well enough

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