Nokia's new Android powered entry-level handset turns up on Geekbench powered by Android 7.0.1

Nokia's new Android powered entry-level handset turns up on Geekbench powered by Android 7.0.1
Nokia's return to the smartphone industry is expected to kick off in late February with an announcement at MWC 2017 in Barcelona. Next year's trade show will take place February 27th to March 2nd. The non-complete clause that was part of the sale of Nokia Devices and Services to Microsoft that was first proposed in September 2013 (the deal closed in 2014), prevented Nokia from designing and manufacturing its own smartphones until the current quarter. The company has since sold off its manufacturing facilities.

One of Nokia's new Android phones was apparently benchmarked earlier this month. The name of the phone is listed on Geekbench as the Nokia Pixel, although we don't expect that name to be used when the phone becomes official. According to Geekbench, the Snapdragon 200 chipset is under the hood. The dual-core CPU ran at a clock speed of 1.19GHz for the test, and the Adreno 302 GPU is on board. 1GB of RAM is inside.With the Snapdragon 200 SoC comes Quick Charge 3.0, allowing the juicer powering the device to quickly replenish its charge. Android 7.0.1 is pre-installed.

The Nokia Pixel scored 404 on the single-core test and 661 on the multi-core test. These are not very high scores, but then again we are talking about an entry-level model. In September, a mid-range unit called the Nokia D1C was run through Geekbench multiple times. The highest single-core score was 682 (achieved twice) with a 3229 multi-core test. This model carries the Snapdragon 430 chipset with an octa-core 1.4GHz CPU and an Adreno 505 GPU inside. 3GB of RAM is aboard and Android 7.0 is pre-installed

Finnish company HMD Global will develop, market and sell Nokia's new phones, and contract manufacturer Foxconn will handle the manufacturing. The partners are expected to bring a flagship model with a 5.2-inch or 5.5-inch display and a 1440 x 2560 resolution. Perhaps we will see all of these models unveiled next February at MWC. As we get closer to February, we should see more images and specs leaked about Nokia's new Android powered smartphones.

The Nokia Pixel appears on Geekbench

The Nokia Pixel appears on Geekbench


Nokia's new Android powered entry-level handset turns up on Geekbench powered by Android 7.0.1
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source: Geekbench via TimesNews.co.uk

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18 Comments

1. ADITYA1994

Posts: 10; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

Welcome back Nokia

3. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

And look at how Nokia wants to come back: with an entry-level phone. Snapdragon 200? 1 GB of RAM? Those are Non-enticing specs. That's not a big enough incentive to gain alot of early adopters. I guess a solid mid-ranger at a competitive price is what Nokia should start off it's come-back with.

6. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4764; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

There's no harm in starting from down under. Besides, it's rumors...and if you have to believe in it, you might as well believe there are 3 Nokias in the air right now.

7. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

@trojan_horse this is a fake rumour .. read my comment below

5. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

Something doesn't add up here .. dual core arm v7 with adreno 302 .. these specs reveal a snapdragon 200 from 2013 !!!! ID- ARM implementer 65 architecture 7 variant 0 part 3079 revision 3 Confirms the same as well.. This is a 2013 snapdragon processor ... don't know where Phonearena got the info regarding Quick charge 3.0... The specs are very similar to Nokia X2 - forked android phone ... so it is possible that somebody made a android 7.0.1 rom for that phone and ran through geekbench.. or this is an entirely different 2013 phone with edited phone model by some nokia fan ... the name Nokia "Pixel" suggests very clearly this is done by somebody for fun

13. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1408; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

People on both side need to shut up and let Nokia do its jobs, judge it after the results. If you don't Give Nokia a chance, you have no right to criticize

15. nodes

Posts: 1122; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

do not put your hope too high. Nokia today isn't the same as Nokia what we used to know. just look at their tablet.

2. ADITYA1994

Posts: 10; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

Welcome back Nokia kick A** of Samsung

4. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Nokia kick ass of Samsung? Are you saying Nokia will cause trouble or dethrone Samsung from it's reign in the Android ecosystem? Haha, maybe yes, maybe not. I personally do not see that happening anytime soon... Come on, let's not get ahead of ourselves - already!

8. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

Well, Nokia did that along 14 years. Why not now? I know! It is very hard, but for Nokia, it could lead again. We will see.

9. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3084; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Sh1t got real.

10. mzdogar

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

if this would be nokia, s start Then Nokia should collaborate with some Chinese companie like Motorola did with lenovo… .crunt smartphone user will not accept this kind of space from past Smartphone leading Giant…

11. zenun12

Posts: 205; Member since: Oct 31, 2016

I think Nokia is experimenting right now ( my most optimistic idea ) In my opinion, Nokia is probably wanting to sell a phone for people of all budgets. Say, sell a decent specced phone for $30? It worked for their past phones. They probably want to do it again.

12. zenun12

Posts: 205; Member since: Oct 31, 2016

Nokia could also ride the sales wave of the "Nokia" name as reliable and the "what you just need" kind of manufacturer.

14. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Well if its an entry level phone that has 3210 like solidity and practical usefulness, then that's definitely not a bad thing.

16. strikerchooooo unregistered

Nokia ditched Symbian - bad decision. Nokia adopted WP - didn't work that well. Nokia adopts Handroid - probably the worst decision in a market, where more than 90% of the profit goes to Apple and the only one who profits from selling phones with that buggy Java App, called Handroid, is Samsung. Nokia Limbo - how low can you go? :)))

17. johnh3

Posts: 142; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

The Nokia Power User site claim thats a old Nokia XZ that was released in 2014. Remember the Nokia android device with a Windows Phone interface? Someone installed Nougat in it as a experiment. So it will not be released in MWC 2017.

18. epdm2be

Posts: 811; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

"...but then again we are talking about an entry-level model...." Entry level???...looks more like a "crap-model" to me. For god's sake, even a old Galaxy S4 is SIGNIFICANTLY faster than this. Djeez, use these SoC's in watches for all I care but NOT in smartphones. It's going to be a very disappointing experience no matter how cheap it goes. Do these CEO's have ANY braincells left or are they all so bloody daft? Do these Nokia bozo's deliberately want to fail or what?

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