Just a decade back Nokia was ruling the mobile phone industry without any visible competitor so to speak. But then the smartphone ushered in and with bad strategic decision Nokia’s success graph took a big dip and it is now out of the market itself. Nokia then was sold to Microsoft for services. But now HMD Global has decided that in next decade or so they will take the company from Microsoft and they are now ready to give their first Android-based smartphone next year.
Nokia to Launch Two Low-Cost Attractive Smartphones
Recently there was news that Samsung too is going to release its S8 and S8 Edge in March or April next year, but Nokia has some other plans. The Mobile World Congress is happening in February next year in Barcelona and if rumors are to be believed then that will be the place when Nokia will make the official announcement. The name of this model is also rumored to be Nokia D1C. It will be more of a Google rely on a smartphone rather than Nokia having its own signature written all over it. So for those Android purists, it will be a great option to choose from. What is more exciting is that this phone allegedly will coast us only about $150 and will have 5-inch full HD (1920 x 1080) display with 2GB RAM.
It is not only one model which Nokia is going to offer, there will another one too which will cost $200 and will have 3GB RAM and 5.5-inch 1080p panel. The first variant will have 13-megapixel camera whereas the second one probably will have a 16-megapixel camera and 8-megapixel camera will be fixed at the front. Both these Nokia D1C devices will be loaded with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 430 SoC along with Adreno 505 GPU. Both variants will be having 16GB internal storage and the best part is that it will be pre-loaded with Android Nougat OS.
Currently, this much information we could gather for you. If these rumors are true then we should expect a turnaround in Nokia’s fortunes. Let us wait and watch till February 2017 as the things will be getting cleared by then.