Nokia is undoubtedly one of the highly anticipated smartphone manufacturers to make its comeback in the smartphone space. Recently, two Nokia-branded smartphones had surfaced on benchmarking site, revealing some outdated specifications. Now, a mysterious Nokia-branded smartphone has once again popped up on Geekbench listing. This time around, the specifications and features look on par with the current offering and the smartphone might finally see light of the day. Also Read - Nokia G21 quick review: It has a long way to goAlso Read - HMD Global launches Nokia G21, Nokia 105, Nokia 105 Plus and more in India: Check details
The Nokia smartphone in question carries a model number D1C and was put through paces on Geekbench five times on September 30. Spotted by PhoneArena, the smartphone had logged a peak score of 667 in single-core test and 3,229 in multi-core tests. The benchmark listing also reveals Qualcomm s 64-bit Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor (MSM8937) clocked at 1.4GHz paired with Adreno 505 GPU and 3GB of RAM. On the software front, it was spotted running on Android 7.0 Nougat. Sadly, the listing doesn t reveal any information about the display size and resolution and camera setup. This, however is the first time we ve come across some tangible evidence of the upcoming Nokia smartphones.
More recently, rumors pointed at two Nokia smartphones sporting high-resolution QHD panels one with 5.2-inch and other with 5.5-inch screen. They were also rumored to pack 22.6-megapixel rear cameras with LED flash and support for 4K video recording. Powered by Qualcomm s Snapdragon 820 SoC under the hood, prices for the smartphones are expected to start at Rs 30,000. The D1C could be the third smartphone that Nokia could offer, carrying a less expensive, mid-range price tag.
Nokia was once the dominant phone manufacturer, having a great run when it was at its peak. But things went south when Google s Android and Apple s iOS started gaining ground. Even Microsoft buying Nokia s handset division and focusing on Windows Phone smartphones didn t help revive its fortunes. However, Nokia is expected to make its highly anticipated return in the smartphone, and it has already signed a deal with HMD Global to manufacture its smartphones and tablets for the next 10 years. ALSO READ: Nokia Android smartphones, tablets to launch in Q4, 2016: Report
Based on the leaks and rumors that we have come across so far, we can surely say that Nokia leaving no stone unturned to come back with a bang. However, it remains to be seen if it will be good enough for Nokia s revival? We can t wait to see how things unfold, and we d like to hear about your thoughts in the comment section below. ALSO READ: Nokia Android smartphones with Snapdragon 820 SoC, 2K displays leaked