Before talking about Nokia D1C, you should read why it is important. A few years back when several companies started launching smartphones running Android every person had a single question, when is Nokia going to do so?
These questions remain unanswered as the Finnish company never adopted the Android operating system and decided to go with their own in-house operation system the Symbian OS, but as the time progressed the iOS and the Android dominated the smartphone market completely with huge Application Support and several other features which Nokia failed to incorporate in their Symbian operating system.
Nokia eventually adopted the Windows OS and launched several smartphones under the Lumia Series but all these efforts went in vain as the Lumia series wasn’t as popular as anticipated by the Nokia.
Ultimately Nokia sold its Smartphone business to Microsoft and stepped aside from the smartphone market, Nokia was and is still famous for its build quality and long lasting phones so if the company would have gone with Android at that time it would have been the market leader along with the likes of Apple and Samsung.
Now since the time Nokia sold its smartphone business to Microsoft everyone had a hope that one day Nokia might make a comeback and now it looks like this hope is soon going to be turned into reality as the Finnish Mobile Phone Maker is all set to launch its first Android Smartphone Nokia D1C alongside with Nokia C1 in the first quarter of the year 2017.
Now let’s see what will the first Android smartphone from the house of Nokia will look like and what it will offer.
Nokia D1C Specifications
The rumored first Android smartphone from the house of Nokia started trending on the internet when the pictures of it being spotted on the GeekBench and AnTuTu benchmark surfaced on the internet.
The device is expected to run on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor along with 3GB of Ram and 32GB of internal storage space also the Adreno 505 GPU will be running under the hood to handle all the graphic intensive tasks. The Nokia D1C isn’t going to be a high-end flagship device competing with the likes of Samsung Galaxy S7 but it is going to be launched for the masses with a budget-friendly price tag.
The Nokia D1C will be a 5.5-inch device with a Full HD display featuring a resolution of 1920*1080, if we are to talk about the camera on this device there is a twist here as the leaks from the GeekBench does not tally with the AnTuTu ones when it comes to Camera, but a rumor from a trusted source suggests that device will feature a 16-megapixel primary camera with a 8 megapixel selfie shooter on the front.
The device will be powered by a 3000 mAH battery and it’s not yet known whether it will have quick charge support or not.
Here are the Complete Specifications of the Nokia D1C
|A 5.5 inch full HD display with a resolution of 1920*1080|
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor clocked at 1.4 GHz Cortex A53|
|32GB internal storage upgradeable up to 128GB with the help of a micro SD card|
|16MP primary camera and 8MP selfie shooter on the front|
|Carl Zeiss Optics, Full HD video recording, Geo Tagging, Face detection|
|3000 mAH battery with Fast charge support|
|Android Nougat 7.1 out of the box|
|Nokia Here Maps, Volte, Fingerprint Reader.|
|Midnight Black, Clear White.|
Nokia D1C Display and Design
The Nokia D1C is going to be more of a Phablet type of device with a 5.5-inch screen with a resolution of 1920*1080 and very small bezels on the sides of the screen, the bottom of the phone might feature a fingerprint reader while the back of the phone will feature the 16MP camera and the Nokia Logo at the center of the phone.
The phone features a Unibody design similar to what we have seen in the Lumia phones, the device is speculated to have the premium build quality as the Company has always been famous for its great build quality.
Nokia D1C Processor, Ram, and Storage
The Nokia D1C will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor rumored to be clocked at 1.4 GHz, the processor is not a high-end processor but it will provide enough power to handle all your day to day tasks with ease, coupled with 3GB of Ram the Nokia D1C ensures a lag less performance throughout the day.
The Graphic intensive tasks will be handled by the latest Adreno 505 GPU which will allow you to play heavy games and run all those Apps which are heavy on the processor.
When it comes to storage the phone will come with 32GB of internal storage which seems quite enough for a majority of the users however for those who want more can expand it up to 128 GB with the help of a micro SD card.
Nokia D1C Camera and Camera Features
Since the age of Nokia N series, phones from Nokia featured Carl Zeiss Optics which were hugely successful at that time, now when the company is preparing for its comeback it has been rumored and also leaked that the Nokia D1C will feature a 16-megapixel primary camera with Carl Zeiss lens along with an 8-megapixel front camera to cater all your video chatting and selfies.
The camera features include full HD video recording along with basic features such as Face detection, Geo-Tagging, Live Filters and several other features which will enhance your overall photography experience with the Nokia D1C.
Nokia D1C Software and Battery
The Nokia D1c will be launched with the latest Android Nougat 7.1 OS out of the box with Nokia’s Z Launcher running on top of it, the Z launcher is already available on the Play store and has received a fair amount of positive reviews for Nokia to go all in with it.
The Nokia D1C will be launched with 3000 mAH battery, now it is still unclear that whether the phone will have Quick charge support or not but looking at the current smartphone trends it is highly likely that Nokia will feature some sort of fast charging technology in the Nokia D1C.
Nokia D1C Price
While it was speculated that Nokia will launch only a single phone it has been cleared by recent leaks that two models will be launched with two Ram options, the cheaper one with 2GB ram and the premium 3GB ram model.
It is also rumored that the lower model that is the 2GB ram model could have a 13-megapixel camera unlike the 16-megapixel on the 3GB ram model. For Nokia to gather a significant share in the smartphone market it has to price the D1C very aggressively, here is the expected pricing for different countries.
|Nokia D1C (2GB Ram)||Nokia D1C (3GB Ram)|
|Rs. 10,000||Rs. 13,500|
|120 GBP||160 GBP|
|143 Euros||191 Euros|
|200 CND||266 CND|
Nokia D1C Release Date
It has been confirmed by the HMD Global the company which has pledged to bring back Nokia to its former glory that the Nokia D1C will have an official release in the first quarter of 2017, Some leaks and rumors suggest that Nokia might unveil its first ever Android smartphone at the Mobile World Congress(MWC) 2017.
On wrapping up we would just like to say that 2017 is going to be a huge year when it comes to smartphones and to be a significant part of such a huge market Nokia would have to bring their A-game to restore their former glory.
The Nokia D1C will be a decent budget smartphone and will go up against the Moto G5, the Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime and Xiaomi Redmi Note 3.
One Advantage Nokia has is its brand reach, the Company still have several showrooms and service centers across the globe which might prove to be the Selling point for the Nokia D1C as still a large number of buyers prefer buying phones from brick and mortar stores.
We wish all the very best to Nokia and for our readers, as every other rumor article, this one also is to be taken with a pinch of salt.