For a while now, Nokia has had everyone curiously waiting for its comeback Android smartphones. There have been hoards of leaks and speculation around the phone, and now some new details of one of upcoming Nokia smartphone have surfaced online (given that, Nokia is expected to launch two new smartphones). According to a post on Weibo by a Chinese leakster, one of the upcoming Nokia smartphones may come with a 5.2-inch or 5.5-inch screen with 2K (QHD) display, which means that the handset may belong to the high-end category. Also Read - Nokia C20 Plus budget smartphone launched: Check specs, price and other detailsAlso Read - Nokia C01 Plus with an upgraded processor and bigger battery launched
Additionally, the leak suggests that the Nokia smartphone may be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC. And one of the high-points of the phone would be the Carl Zeiss lens that would use in the primary camera. Also, the Nokia handset is expected to sport a metal unibody design, along with waterproof capability. However, you may want to take this leak with a pinch of salt, as the information isn t accompanied with any image that confirms the credibility of the leak. Also Read - Apple’s Craig Federighi admits the level of Mac malware is not acceptable, iOS fairs better
As for the launch, we might not have to wait very long to see Nokia s comeback phones as HMD Global, the company that now owns the license to launch Nokia phones for the next 10 years, confirmed its presence at Mobile World Congress (MWC), which is scheduled to kick off on February 27.
Talking about Nokia Android smartphones that are expected to be launched, there have been a hoard of leaks lately. Recent leaks have hinted at two high-end devices, one of which will be featuring a 5.2-inch QHD (1440 2560 pixels) display, whereas the other is believed to be sporting a slightly larger 5.5-inch QHD display. In terms of hardware, both smartphones will be powered by Qualcomm s 64-bit Snapdragon 820 quad-core processors. ALSO READ: Nokia s comeback Android smartphones could launch at MWC 2017; here s everything we know so far
On the camera front, both smartphones will feature a 22.6-megapixel primary camera with LED flash and 4K video recording capabilities. While the smartphones are likely to support connectivity options such as 4G LTE, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi 802.11ac, other details such as battery capacity, selfie camera resolution, onboard storage and amount of RAM are currently unknown. These smartphones could run Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. According to rumors, prices of the smartphone could start at Rs 30,000 approximately.
Additionally, a Nokia D1C tablet with 13.8-inch full HD display and Android 7.0 Nougat was recently spotted on Geekbench, GFXBench and AnTuTu benchmark websites. It had logged a peak score of 667 in single-core test and 3,229 in multi-core tests on Geekbench. The listings have also revealed some of the key specifications and features of the smartphone. The tablet was spotted running on Qualcomm s 64-bit Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor (eight Cortex A53 cores) clocked at 1.4GHz. It is paired with 3GB of RAM and Adreno 505 GPU. With 16GB of onboard storage (9GB user available), there is no word on whether or not it will be expandable. ALSO READ: Nokia D1C is not a smartphone but an Android Nougat tablet with 13.8-inch display
Recent leaks have also suggested that the Nokia D1C tablet could sport a 15-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 7-megapixel front-facing sensor. While Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity options are expected on the tablet, leaks haven t pointed at other details such as design, battery capacity, 4G connectivity, yet. Looking at the specifications, the tablet is likely to carry a mid-range price tag.
Besides these, there was one more smartphone, called the Nokia C1, that was rumored last year. A leaked render offered a glimpse at super thin bezels, curved edges and unibody construction, but after that nothing was heard about the smartphone. The leak also hinted at the Nokia C1 sporting a 5-inch HD (720p) display, Intel Atom chipset and 2GB of RAM.
However, as Intel is no longer making smartphone chipsets, it goes out of question. If at all Nokia plans to release this smartphone, it may have to go with MediaTek or Qualcomm chipset. With 32GB onboard storage, and 8-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel selfie unit was also rumored. The report had also hinted that the Nokia C1 could carry a price tag of around Rs 20,000, but looking at its specifications and current offerings by competitors, that price tag could be too high.