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Nokia E1 specs leaked out, it's a cheap one

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Nokia E1 specs leaked out, it's a cheap one
Finnish company HMD Global has more than a couple of Nokia-branded smartphones in the pipeline, but we only know about a few of them. The latest reports say there will be 6 or 7 Nokia-branded smartphones that will make their debut on the market by the end of 2017.

Two of these rumored phones are known as Nokia D1 (or D1C) and Nokia E1. The former is clearly a mid-range smartphone that we reported about on many occasion. The E1 is a newcomer that we've only learned about recently.

Judging by a new report that details Nokia E1's specs, this is likely to be one of the cheapest smartphones launched by HMD this year. If we are to believe previous rumors, the E1 could be priced for sale at around $150.

The phone is said to sport either a 5.2- or 5.3-inch display with HD (720p) resolution. It will be powered by a 1.4GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor paired with an Adreno 308 graphics processing unit and 2GB of RAM.

Nokia E1 will feature 16GB of storage inside, as well as a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, and a secondary 5-megapixel camera in the front for selfies and video calls. It's more than likely the phone will ship with Android 7.0 Nougat right out of the box.

Since HMD confirmed it will provide more details about its upcoming portfolio of smartphones at MWC 2017, we expect both the Nokia D1 and E1 to be unveiled in February.

source: NPU

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posted on 06 Jan 2017, 09:00 1

1. DavMor0069 (Posts: 212; Member since: 09 Dec 2015)

What's the point of releasing this?
C'mon nokia!

posted on 06 Jan 2017, 09:07

2. mahima (Posts: 442; Member since: 20 Nov 2014)

This is for India (i guess)

posted on 06 Jan 2017, 09:15 3

4. avinash22i (Posts: 67; Member since: 07 Nov 2013)

Yep thats my guess as well and considering the PRICE point and the name that it has (Yep it still does in INDIA) its going to fly off the shelves.

posted on 06 Jan 2017, 09:40

6. trojan_horse (Posts: 4647; Member since: 06 May 2016)

^^ That's actually reality, not mere guessing.

posted on 06 Jan 2017, 09:52 4

9. raky_b (Posts: 232; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)

How do you mean "what's the point"!?
This is a entry level phone and it is a good one.
Not all need flagship devices, and nokia will cover other price groups too, they are not Apple.

posted on 06 Jan 2017, 13:45

16. domfonusr (Posts: 515; Member since: 17 Jan 2014)

I hope Cricket picks this up, and sells it for $29.99 after a year or so. My Moto E cost $150 unlocked when it was released, and when Cricket picked it up, they sold it at a discounted rate - after a year, it was sitting on Cricket's lineup for $29.99, and so I bought one... it was a steal! I hope I could end up doing the same thing with a Nokia E1 or equivalent in another year or so.

posted on 07 Jan 2017, 00:54

17. xq10xa (Posts: 765; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)

The point is to make money. Duh?

posted on 06 Jan 2017, 09:12

3. libra89 (Posts: 902; Member since: 15 Apr 2016)

Not bad, but not really interesting. It can be good for someone who wants to try Android out for the first time though.

Maybe they are trying to compete with the Moto G4 Play?

posted on 06 Jan 2017, 09:19

5. Alpha1 (Posts: 100; Member since: 06 Jul 2016)

Every single phone that Nokia release in the US should be unlocked and work across all carriers. That is the only way they can gain traction and make a name for themselves again.

posted on 06 Jan 2017, 09:44

7. Guaire (Posts: 735; Member since: 15 Oct 2014)

Instant fail candidate.

posted on 06 Jan 2017, 13:29 1

14. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1236; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)

um not really there's a reason all these cheap chinese knock off phones are selling like hot cakes and if nokia enters that low end markets with even a hint of quality and their name they will easily take a slice of that pie for themselves !

posted on 07 Jan 2017, 05:50

18. Guaire (Posts: 735; Member since: 15 Oct 2014)

Sure, but it gonna be a very very slim slice if that specs and price is real IMO.

posted on 06 Jan 2017, 09:51 2

8. samgsam15 (Posts: 50; Member since: 09 May 2014)

I will be happy to see cheap Nokia phones in the hands of people who cannot afford expensive phones rather than cheap s**t chinese phones.

posted on 06 Jan 2017, 10:03 1

10. Doakie (Posts: 2227; Member since: 06 May 2009)

Wouldn't it be smart for one of these manufacturers to play with the specs a little bit to up their entry level game? One of them need to draw the line and say every phone gets at least 64 GB of memory + micro SD slot. Then sell the phone for $150-200. Maybe even throw in a $30 128 GB micro SD card. That would get everyone's attention.

posted on 06 Jan 2017, 10:15 1

12. Jason78 (Posts: 279; Member since: 10 Apr 2013)

Plenty of people in the world do not have $200 to spend on a phone. Even $150 is a stretch. In India the average pay PER YEAR is $1500.

posted on 06 Jan 2017, 10:13 2

11. Jason78 (Posts: 279; Member since: 10 Apr 2013)

Those were cutting edge specs not too long ago and will work for many people today. Not everyone wants a $650 + phone.

posted on 06 Jan 2017, 10:55 2

13. hemedans (Posts: 628; Member since: 01 Jun 2013)

hey phonearena D1C aka D1 will be priced at $150 (according to rumors) my guess E1 will be between $100 and $120

posted on 06 Jan 2017, 13:40

15. domfonusr (Posts: 515; Member since: 17 Jan 2014)

I sure hope you are right. $100 Nokia E1 would be great. hat would be just what I was hoping for, but the fact that it has 2GB of RAM might make it more expensive, more like $120 to $150. But if they could bring 2GB of RAM to a phone for $100, that would awesome, maybe in a couple more years...

posted on 08 Jan 2017, 07:44

19. RCE06 (Posts: 12; Member since: 08 Jan 2017)

Pretty good spec sheet for an low end device..

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