New renders of the unreleased Nokia D1C Android smartphone have leaked and this indicates towards a strong possibility of Nokia’s return in the smartphone business sometime soon.
While the renders can’t be considered official, they have all the qualities of being those of an actual smartphone. Rumours about the Nokia D1C have been popping up every few days since last couple of months so much so that even the specifications have been released by those aware of Nokia’s plans. Previous reports have pegged Nokia D1C as being a tablet, but the latest renders indicate that it is indeed a smartphone and that too an Android one.
The fresh images popped up on ITHome.com revealing the design details on the upcoming Nokia smartphone. The Nokia D1C is expected to come in Gold, White, and Black colour variants. The Gold colour option is expected to sport a fingerprint scanner underneath the Home Button, while the others aren’t. There are capacitive buttons at the front (except for Gold, which sports a Home Button), and the volume and power buttons are housed on the right edge.
The smartphone has rounded metal edges, with the 3.5mm audio jack on top, and the USB port and microphone at the bottom edge. From the leaked images, the Nokia D1C appears to have a glass back casing, however, we recommend you to take this leak with a pinch of salt until further evidence.
Past leaks suggest that the Nokia D1C is expected to sport a 2K resolution display, and be IP68 water and dust resistant. The smartphone is expected to sport a Snapdragon 820 or Snapdragon 430 processor paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of inbuilt storage. There’s a 13-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel front camera expected on the smartphone as well.
Nokia earlier this year announced it was working with HMD Global to bring new Android-based products to the market. After the Nokia N1 (First Impressions)Tablet, the company is finally set to re-enter the smartphone space. Furthermore, Nokia has also confirmed that CEO Rajeev Suri will be speaking at MWC next year, and this rumoured smartphone is expected to be unveiled then.