Nokia D1C renders surface; phone sports Snapdragon 430 SoC, 3GB RAM and Android 7.0

Nokia D1C renders surface; phone sports Snapdragon 430 SoC, 3GB RAM and Android 7.0
Nokia is expected to make its return to the smartphone game in 2017. A non-compete clause in the Microsoft purchase of Nokia Devices & Services prevented Nokia from producing a new smartphone until the current quarter. Most talk has been about new Nokia branded handsets being launched some time in 2017. To that end, we've already heard about a handset reportedly called the Nokia D1C. The model has already been run through AnTuTu and Geekbench with Android 7.0 running the show both times.

Today, renders appeared on Weibo that claim to show the Nokia D1C. The images reveal that the phone will be available in Black, White and Gold. The latter model includes a fingerprint scanner while the others don't. We do suggest taking these images with the proverbial grain of salt.

The specs from AnTuTu show that the Nokia D1C will carry a display with a 1080 x 1920 resolution. The Snapdragon 430 chipset drives the phone with an octa-core CPU and the Adreno 505 GPU. 3GB of RAM is inside along with 32GB of internal storage. On the back of the phone will be a 13MP camera, while an 8MP camera in front handles selfies and video chats.

This device obviously is not the flagship model that many were hoping to see out of Nokia's camp right off the bat. But even a company like Nokia might have to remember how to walk first before it can run.


source: Weibo via AndroidPure

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40 Comments

1. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2315; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I don't think anyone with a reasonable knowledge of business/economics could expect Nokia to offer a high-end model off the bat considering the high-end market is just saturated at this point. They have to show they can make a good product for a good price at the low end (price/performance ratio), gain consumer confidence, build a reputation again, and then show a high-end model for those craving for one. The only problem I have with these renders is actually the Nokia logo itself. The one on the back of the device seems awkwardly small and totally different from what the Nokia logo used to appear as.

2. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Doc, forget the 'original' Nokia, it's DEAD, simple as that...! Same goes to Blackberry... Funny because a little over a decade ago, this statement would've made me ended up in a mental asylum...! Anyhow, This phone 'might' have a Nokia Logo, but to me, it's no Nokia... Just YET ANOTHER Android Smartphone with Nokia Name slapped on it... Aye, I don't care about sequels, reboots, remakes for they're just a CHEAP attempt to milk THE LONG DEAD COW... I wouldn't even watch the remake of 'Back to the future', my favorite movie of all time... And I certainly won't buy a 'reboot' of my once beloved brand, Nokia. Even though I'm an old timer, I look at the future, not the past... Oh well, G'Day!

5. Podrick

Posts: 1284; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

I don't agree with your statement completely but its great to see someone who loves original Back to the Future so much. One of my all time favourite as well.

6. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

There is always somebody ignorant in every nokia article that says this is just another nokia phone with a Nokia name slapped on it.. so i'll just copy paste my previous comment.. It is not just a name on another phone .. This is full fledged return of Nokia ... The phones will be designed by "Nokia Technologies" by "original" Nokia engineers and will also bring unique innovations that Nokia technologies has been developing ( graphene based camera sensors , Pureview like tech ) Nokia also retains the right to cancel any phone that doesn't meet the quality requirements ... HMD consists of Nokia Veterans and Nokia sits on the board of HMD as well.. HMD-foxconn has exclusive licence over Nokia products .. and Foxconn too will be manufacturing phones in old Nokia factories..

7. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

and that Nokia logo on the back cover of the phone just screams it is a fake render...

11. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

@Nokia12 Okay, that 'might' be true (You didn't provide any source to your claims, lad) but... But the thing is that a lot of things have changed in the previous decade... Before, Nokia was a monopolistic giant (I apologize if it hurts your feelings, but it's true). No other OS matched the finess, fluidness and productivity of its proprietary Series 40 and 60 Operating Systems. NONE! I still remember what a HIT Nokia N70 was... Everyone was praising it like no tomorrow, raving about its assets as if they're descended from the heavens and carved by angels... The days when everyone had a NOKIA...! The only serious competitor was Blackberry but The BB OS was more targeted towards business and corporate users... The youth and teens were crazy about it... NOKIA HAD ITS TIME... It's done... Finished... Not much unlike Blackberry. The workforce, the crew, the ideology or anything in between of 'The Original' Nokia mean PEANUTS in 2016... Unless we're talking about a rebirth of the feature phone... Lets face it; They've ZERO knowledge about the current market... Their decade old tricks and tactics are obsolete, antiquated and ancient because a bloody DECADE is like a CENTURY in the world of tech... Nokia, I'm afraid my boy, would be and will be a brand of merely a "ME TOO" identity... Again, not much unlike Blackberry... But it doesn't necessarily mean that I don't respect your wishes or perhaps the return of 'The Massiah' Nokia... I'm just pining down facts here... Hope you understand. G'Day!

25. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

A quick search got me these http://m.windowscentral.com/were-finally-about-get-nokia-android-phone-weve-always-wanted "As for the company itself, HMD is made up of ex-Nokia executives, and as such there's a chance we may get to see more Nokia-branded devices with evocative designs in the future." http://nokiamob.net/2016/10/10/ex-nokian-tim-mcdonald-joined-hmd-as-a-director-of-digital-marketing/ "Ex-Nokian Tim McDonald joined #HMD as director of digital marketing"

32. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

Yeah i know why would you think so , because Nokia was never big in USA/Canada after apps boom.. Nokia's strong markets have always been european countries and developing countries like India etc... Nokia even made a closed source OS with restrictions , with No apps successful in many countries ... Every review out there praised every lumia phone that they launched - design , build quality , pureview camera , screen .. you name it but it was always held back by that windows phone.. it has been only 3 years that nokia has been out of some serious action not a decade .. Nokia has a very very big following till this day.. Just check any Gsmarena Nokia article .. After apple and samsung articles the most comments and debates are always found in Nokia articles .. Heck just check their last device Nokia N1 tablet .. a copy clone of ipad 3 .. How well it sold .. it was just a test model Current flagships still have a hard time beating Pureview camera of 3 years old Nokia 808/ Nokia Lumia 1020 "They have Zero knowledge about current Market ? ' Lol this is funny.. A company that is big on 5g internet, Internet of things , Digital healthcare products , Virtual reality ( ozo camera ) and has Bell labs under its wings should surely be ignorant of current market... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBqxwFUN4sU Nokia has a bigger following than blackberry ever had .. it's just outside of USA/Canada.. Nobody is saying that Apple and Samsung are going down.. Just on it's name alone Nokia can manage to come in top 5 smartphones manufacturers if they provide better phones than samsung with slightly less price in 2-3 years... and if they can even bring 10 % of those future innovative tech in smartphones .. they can easily challenge Samsung in 3-4 years... especially now since samsung brand has taken a hit.. You just aren't aware of how much potential does Nokia have ... because Nokia's problem had never been technology or innovation ... it was always bad management... for source of previous comment - this is a good summarisation http://www.anandtech.com/show/10333/foxconn-and-hmd-to-return-nokia-smartphones-and-tablets-to-market

35. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2315; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

So, according to you, when a company starts to no longer be number 1 in the world and they go through financial hardships and restructuring, they have no right to become competitive and in the market again? So then I guess we shouldn't see HTC make a comeback. The more competition we have, the better product you will have. Plain and simple. So, I'm sorry but I reject the notion that we should be getting rid of manufacturers because they failed and are trying to make a comeback. It's up to consumers to decide whether a company deserves to be back in the game or not, and it looks like with the N1 tablet that consumers are wanting Nokia to be back. It's also very possible that when Nokia does come back that we could see them try different operating systems. The Meego OS was actually a great competitor to Android/iOS/Windows, but because of Stephen Elop it wasn't given a real chance beyond just one device. I'm excited to see Nokia back in the game.

3. Alan01

Posts: 584; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

Your comment about the back cover is right on. Actually, I was going to point that out, but decided to fall back on the oldie but goodie comment about a grain of salt. Regards, Alan F.

34. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2315; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Actually I just flipped through the photos again, the white render has the logo as larger than the gold one. Yeah, I don't think these are real renders. However, the specs are most likely true since those passed through a benchmark app.

16. Leo_MC

Posts: 6939; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

I think Nokia should do the opposite: build a high end mofo device all the world would want (DNA scanner with 3D and VR bulls**t foldable holographic...)

4. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

I'd be interested to see Nokia phones once again. Nokia was once revolutionary. Just like Apple Nokia phones lasted decades in use. For rough use Nokia is the best. Their fundamental things are great such as earpiece, loudspeaker, reception and durability. I think Nokia should make Android phones with a Unique UI skin over it.

8. viandrona

Posts: 19; Member since: Jul 03, 2016

I disagree with comment #2 from GreenMan. It IS the same old Nokia. They sold the entire mobile division to Microsoft, hence they don't have their own manufacturing facilities anymore. So they're gonna go the way of the Apple, design the phones top to bottom, and have someone else build them (like Apple uses Foxconn). 10 out of the 23 phones I've owned and used were Nokias (last 3 being 6120 Classic, E66 and N97. I still have the 6120 as a backup phone, and the N97 tucked away in its original box, but unfortunately the N97 software is too buggy to use). I would go back to Nokia in a heartbeat if they released a proper flagship phone with decent price. As for a custom UI, Nokia has been working on the Z Launcher for Android for quite some time. Unfortunately it hasn't been updated since April this year. That being said, my favorite Android UI is HTC Sense. Second to that is stock Android, and I'm quite enjoying the near stock experience of my OnePlus 3. Good day, gentlemen.

9. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

Microsoft sold the Nokia Vietnam factory to Foxconn .. and Foxconn has also acquired Nokia Factory in Chennai in India ... So Even the phones will be manufactured in old nokia factories ...

10. AndroidRulz

Posts: 19; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

If NOKIA adopted the android OS from the beginning instead of the f*cking windows phone OS, they would have been no.1 today, not Samsung!

12. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Because of the...? Windows Phone...? Apparently, you've never used a Windows Phone... And even if you've, you never tried to understand it... Understand the 'reason' behind it... I've both, a Galaxy S6 and a Lumia 430... I know what you mean... Touchwiz is heads and shoulders above Windows when it comes to User Interface. But look past all that, look past all those colors and brash animations, and Windows is THE CLEAR WINNER... My S6 has an Exynos, almost on par with The powerful Snapdragon 820. What my Lumia has...? A pathetic ancient 32-Bit Cortex-A7 Dual Core and slow DDR2 RAM... And yet my Lumia is as FAST as my Samsung... Android's core source code is based on an antiquated desktop class Operating System with garbage collector and virtual machine byte code, originally intended for DESKTOPS and not for mobile usage... Why iOS is so smooth...? Why iOS10 runs exceptionally well on an outdated iPhone 4...? Think about it before commencing verbal curses... 'Day...

15. skips

Posts: 471; Member since: Oct 04, 2015

What's the point of that crap being butter smooth, if developers didn't even want to fiddle around the dead horse. For most of the time, customers were just left with a "smartphone" which lacked one of the essentials: a p p s. Where are the Google services even nowadays? Not to mention the struggle to release Pokemon GO, l m a o. At the beginning, WP was pretty much a glorified dumbphone, at least from my perspective. While the situation NOW is getting better, but at the time, when Nokia had just begun rolling out WP's, it was just pathetic, and it was quite obvious why noone really wanted them. While I am aware, using WP was a way to differentiate from the saturated market full of different Android smartphones, even I believe that Android was the safer way to go. They took a risk with Microsoft's half-baked OS and now they are struggling because of it. it's just how i view it, but you are free to correct me.

19. Tommikke

Posts: 69; Member since: Nov 21, 2015

How is your 430 as fast as S6? I had 435 for few months as a back-up phone and it lagged like h*ll. My A5(6) is million times faster than 435.

20. visualsan

Posts: 4; Member since: Nov 05, 2016

@Green pbly stuck with Windows 8.1 rather than Windows 10... Though I like the Windows Live Tile interface to Touchwiz..

23. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Did you just said a Lumia 430 (not even the flagship) is as fast as S6??? I've used windows phone ever since the 8. I once compared Lumia 520 with Moto G first gen. And Nope it wasn't faster than Moto in any ways but in fact is slower in many areas such as in times of opening apps and multi tasking etc (Moto comes with better specs and a GB ram). WP hides those lags using animation and the so called "resuming.." "Loading..." (it was pain) Screen. It can't work with half a GB ram like many hardcore WP fans used to say. I remember frequent "loading" "resuming" screen on my old Lumia 820 (and I loved that phone)

13. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Because of the...? Windows Phone...? Apparently, you've never used a Windows Phone... And even if you've, you never tried to understand it... Understand the 'reason' behind it... I've both, a Galaxy S6 and a Lumia 430... I know what you mean... Touchwiz is heads and shoulders above Windows when it comes to User Interface. But look past all that, look past all those colors and brash animations, and Windows is THE CLEAR WINNER... My S6 has an Exynos, almost on par with The powerful Snapdragon 820. What my Lumia has...? A pathetic ancient 32-Bit Cortex-A7 Dual Core and slow DDR2 RAM... And yet my Lumia is as FAST as my Samsung... Android's core source code is based on an antiquated desktop class Operating System with garbage collector and virtual machine byte code, originally intended for DESKTOPS and not for mobile usage... Why iOS is so smooth...? Why iOS10 runs exceptionally well on an outdated iPhone 4...? Think about it before commencing verbal curses... 'Day...

14. skips

Posts: 471; Member since: Oct 04, 2015

God, I dislike the looks of this one. I don't think that it is a fingerprint scanner on the back, for the gold version, and even if it is, I bet it will be cumbersome to use, because it already seems like it will be flush to the surface and hard to differentiate from everything else. But, to be honest, that Nokia logo looks fake as heck, so I'm just going to take this with a grain of salt. The renders themselves look cheap as hell, something you could plop easily on PowerPoint with all sorts of shapes (yes, i've been goofing around like that xdd, and it actually works lmao)

17. sonisoe

Posts: 440; Member since: May 06, 2009

i'd still pick nokia anyday over any brand... their hardware design is beautiful, build quality is top notch, camera is first rate.... elop practically sunk nokia by choosing windows.... nokia should not be afraid of creating high-end smartphones, just do it a bit smarter by entering the market with a lower price, not necessarily nexus cheap (tho preferable from consumer's point of view) but lower enough. yeah, one plus 3 and some others are "dirt" cheap considering the high-specs powering their devices eg.same snapdragon 820, sharp 5.5-inch screen, etc., but nokia still has the edge, like i said, from brand stand-point.

18. Sealblaighter

Posts: 426; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

It looks ugly. They need to change the design. Why the front is black color only? What if many people do not want black phones at all???

26. AndroidRulz

Posts: 19; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

I prefer phones with a black front, looks more classy

37. Sealblaighter

Posts: 426; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

They should make black devices, and devices which has a white, or gold front, as Samsung or Sony is doing. In this way all the people will be satisfied.

21. zenun12

Posts: 205; Member since: Oct 31, 2016

If Nokia is coming back, they better make a smartphone with the durability and battery life of a 3310!

40. iushnt

Posts: 3083; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

So you're asking for a feature phone then..

24. jayvie

Posts: 20; Member since: May 17, 2016

Snapdragon 430??? What a great comeback for the Nokia from the rubble! Wake up! Your time is over and you have wasted your opportunity by lagging around thinking that you are an invincible company before only to wake up one day that your a thousand mile away from your competitors...

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