Nokia D1C pricing, specifications leaked; to start at Rs 10,000

Nokia’s D1C is supposed to be the new upcoming smartphone from the former market leader, which will be launched at the Mobile World Congress 2017 (MWC). Specifications of the phone have been leaked several times, and now a new report has put out the pricing of the Nokia D1C. According to a report on NokiaPowerUser, the new D1C will come in two variants; 2GB RAM at $150 which is around Rs 10,000, and 3GB RAM variant at $200 or around Rs 13,000.

However, the report itself says that this price leak is not from their usual sources so it needs to be taken with a pinch of salt. The specifications in the report are more in line with what has already been leaked earlier. According to NPU, Nokia D1C will sport a Snapdragon 430 processor, Adreno 505 GPU, Android 7.0 Nougat and will come in two display sizes; one will be a 5-inch Full HD version and another will be 5.5-inch Full HD.

The rear camera will be 13 MP for the smaller sized phone, while the bigger one will sport a 16MP rear camera. The front camera is expected to be 8MP, says the report. Earlier leaks have also indicated similar specifications from the Nokia phones.

Nokia is preparing for a comeback in partnership with HMD Global. The latter has signed a 10-year brand licensing agreement with Nokia for mobile phones and tablets, and a slew of devices are planned for 2017. According to HMD Global CEO Arto Nummela, “India is key market for Nokia’s next phase of this journey.” This is could be the reason why they are opting for a Rs 10,000 smartphone to start the re-launch of the Nokia brand. Nokia devices will be manufactured by Foxconn, which also manufactures Apple’s iPhones.

In an interview to Reuters, Nummela said his team’s enduring relationships with phone service providers and retailers could help HMD quickly convince owners of Nokia feature phones to upgrade in markets like India, Indonesia and Russia. Nokia still forms a tenth of the feature phones sold around the world, though in recent years it ceded ground to Samsung and TCL, maker of Alcatel-brand phones, as well as smaller players, according to market research firm Strategy Analytics.

HMD will work with Nokia, FIH Mobile Limited (FIH) and Google for its phones. Nokia smartphones will run Android operating system, confirmed the company.