A Nokia smartphone that bears the model number D1C pays a visit to Geekbench, revealing partial specs.

Right off the bat, the device was run through the benchmark multiple times, scoring from 656 to 667 in the single-core tests and 2,745 to 3,229 in the multi-core ones. In other words, this appears to be a midrange handset.

Based on Geekbench's findings, the D1C unit will house an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 chip that clocks in at 1.4 GHz along with an Adreno 505 GPU and 3 GB worth of RAM.

Arguably the biggest takeaway here is that it's going to run on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box, and that alone is more than enough to appeal to a lot of customers.

Unfortunately, that's all the details that have been revealed to date, so the display size, camera configuration, battery life, default storage and many others are still unknown. At any rate, this is clear-cut evidence that the company isn't down and out in the competition just yet.

To boil things down, Nokia seems to be up and about in returning to the mobile scene with Android-powered devices, and it's a safe bet to assume that it's going to make a pretty big splash in the market. Put simply, this spells good news for fans of the phone maker.

Before wrapping things up, it's also worth pointing out that the Finnish company's executive Mike Wang confirmed back in August that there are three or four smartphones and tablets making their way to storefronts here and there in the fourth quarter of 2016.

Presumably, two of those got leaked back in July, and they are expected to sport 5.2- and 5.5-inch OLED displays with 2K and QHD resolutions respectively and have Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 chips under their hoods.

On top of that, they are also rumored to have an IP68 certification for dust and water resistance, rock premium metallic designs and run on Android 7.0 Nougat. The larger sibling of the duo is also said to be fitted with a 22.6-megapixel camera.

In a word, the D1C is the midrange model, and the two upcoming models are going to be Nokia's flagships. On that note, it's worth keeping an eye out for a tablet or another smartphone in the foreseeable future.

With all said and done, what do you think of the D1C model so far? Feel free to hit us up in the comments section below and let us know.

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