Nokia D1C News: Nokia Back In The Smartphone Game As Non-compete Clause With Microsoft Ends 2016

The supposed Nokia D1C has been leaking unstoppably these past few weeks. While there really isn't a lot of things confirmed about the new Nokia smartphone, it's already predictable that the company will once again step foot in the smartphone industry. Nokia is under a non-compete clause with Microsoft ever since the latter has bought Nokia's Devices & Services unit. The said non-compete agreement is valid up to the current quarter which means that the famous N3310 maker will be back on track this coming 2017.

Nokia To Start The Game With A Midrange Phone

Nokia is starting out gently with a supposed non-flagship device called Nokia D1C. It's clear that the company wants to take baby steps first before it can go for bigger projects. As per Phone Arena, the supposed Nokia D1C smartphone has already been seen in AnTuTu and Geekbench and it has been consistently shown running Android Nougat from the box.

The most recent renders of the D1C came from Weibo and it shows the phone's color variants. As per the leak, Nokia's upcoming phone will come in black, gold and white options. One of these models will have a fingerprint scanner while the other two won't. As per the benchmark sightings, the Nokia D1C will have a 1080 x 1920 pixel resolution on its display and it will be powered by a Snapdragon 430 processor.

As per GSM Arena, the phone will have 3 GB RAM, 32 GB storage, 13 MP rear camera and an 8 MP front camera. Overall, the Nokia D1C seems like a perfect smartphone both for Nokia and for its excited fans. The said phone clearly isn't as high-end as the recently released flagships from LG, Apple and Google. However, the Nokia D1C isn't exactly low-end either which means that it could come with a reasonably affordable price that consumers will absolutely love.

Nokia D1C Release Date

Aside from sighted phone specs, there really isn't a lot of things known about the Nokia D1C. This means that its release date is still uncertain at this point. One thing is for sure though, it won't be released this quarter. There is also a high chance that the D1C will be released soon after the said non-compete clause ends. With all these leaks that surface online, it's obvious that the phone might already be polished and Nokia is just waiting for the right time to unveil it.

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