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 powerd 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.

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