In November, the new home of Nokia, HMD Global, announced that they will be bringing Nokia back with Android OS in the last quarter of 2016. But, since 2016 is almost over and we see no sign of any release, we can expect Nokia smartphones in the market in 2017. The phones might probably be launched at Mobile World Congress 2017 because HMD Global is taking part in the event. The event will start on 27th February 2017.
So, what kind of phones can we expect from Nokia? Well, according to rumors, we might see three phones from Nokia: two variants of a mid-range phone(D1C) and one flagship phone P1.
There is no hint about the specs and design of Nokia’s flagship phone P1. However, recently few images of Nokia smartphones were leaked in China. These leaked images didn’t look like any of the old Nokia phones so they could be the new Android featured Nokia. Here are the images:
Also, few rendered images of Nokia smartphone were also leaked in China which are rumored to be the two variants of Nokia D1C.
Nokia D1C SPECS (leaked):
|DISPLAY||5 / 5.5-inch, 1080p display|
|CHIPSET||Snapdragon 430 Processor|
|CPU||1.4 GHz octa-core Cortex-A53|
|OPERATING SYSTEM||Android Nougat 7.0|
|INTERNAL MEMORY||16 GB|
|RAM||2 / 3 GB|
|REAR CAMERA||13 /16 MP Rear camera|
|FRONT CAMERA||8 MP FFC|
The two variants of D1C will have similar specs except for the display, camera, and RAM.
Price of Nokia D1C in Nepal
The price of mid-range phone Nokia D1C could be around $200 in the USA. We can expect the price to be little higher in Nepal, looking at the trend of other smartphones’ price (the price difference of smartphones in Nepal and India is ridiculous).
For now, all we can do is patiently wait until February. And Nokia Distributor of Nepal (if you are reading this) please bring the new Nokia phones in Nepal as soon as they get launched in the International market! Because we see good smartphones very late in Nepali market.