Nokia is currently developing two to four new Android-powered devices, one of which, the D1C, has been spotted previously on Geekbench. The upcoming smartphone was spotted again in another benchmarking test, this time on AnTuTu, revealing a few more details about one of Nokia's upcoming flagships.
Despite lagging behind the smartphone race, Nokia's gearing itself up for a reentry in the phone business where it once dominated. Two years ago, Microsoft bought Nokia's phone division, but it has since jettisoned the phone manufacturer. It wasn't a long free fall, however, since Foxconn-owned HMD global quickly sprung to the task of manufacturing smartphones under the Nokia branding. With HMD global backing up Nokia coupled with Geekbench and AnTuTu listings, its reentry is proving to be more imminent.
The AnTuTu benchmark test reveals that the D1C may possibly be powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 430 processor and 3 GB of RAM with 32 GB of internal storage, as reported by Playfuldroid. Furthermore, if the listing proves to be accurate, then expect the D1C to sport a full HD display, with the exact dimensions still unconfirmed. It will feature a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera and an 8-megapixel front camera. The device may possibly come loaded with an Adreno 505 GPU, and may run Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.
However, benchmark tests aren't a surefire confirmation that the devices will come with these specs. Nokia may alter some aspects in the final version of the smartphone before it's officially released.
To recall, the D1C, as per the Geekbench benchmark test, was revealed to be powered by a 1.4 GHz octa-core Snapdragon chip, as previously mentioned. It scored 682 points during the single-core test and 3,229 during the multi-core test. The AnTuTu test confirms these findings to be true.
Other specifications remain obscure, as with the battery life, display size, plans for a custom Android UI or other details. However, the Geekbench and AnTuTu specifications forebode a strong reentry for the brand, if both turn out to be accurate.
In August, Mike Wang, a Nokia executive, confirmed that three or four Nokia-branded smartphones and tablets could debut in late 2016. The month before, it was rumored that Nokia was developing two premium Android smartphones powered by Snapdragon processors. The rumors purport the devices to have earned an IP68 certification for water and dust resistance, alongside a metallic body.
According to reports, the D1C is Nokia's midrange Android smartphone, and the other one will come with top-tier specs, presumably at a higher price point. If Nokia delivers on its reveal date, then we might be extremely close to witnessing the brand attempt to win back consumers, this time under its own name.