Nokia 1DC will be launched early next year at Mobile World Congress 2017. The phone which will revive the Nokia brand name and be the first ever smartphone from the Finnish giant sold running Android will be available in two variants. One with 2GB RAM and one with 3 GB RAM according to a report.
The report claims that the Nokia 1DC will start at US $ 150 and will run Android N out of the box. Earlier leaks on benchmark sites have positioned the 1DC with a Snapdragon 430 chipset and Adreno 505 GPU. The specifications don’t seem to keep up with the expectations of the “comeback” tag. Both variants of the Nokia 1DC will sport full HD displays, however, one has a 5 inch display while the 3GB RAM variant is expected to sport a 5.5 inch display.
Camera options also seem to be mixed, with the lower variant sporting a 13 MP shooter and the higher variant churning 16 Mega Pixels.
HMD Global, which is the manufacturer carrying the Nokia name, has confirmed that the Indian market is key and the first phone will be in the Rs. 10000 price bracket which matches perfectly with the rumoured US $ 150 price of the above Nokia 1DC.
Nokia still holds 1/10 the overall mobile handset market, although this is largely due to their strong hold of feature phones, HMD plans to regain position to double in the first year of launch getting 1/5th the market share.