Classic cellular phone brand Nokia might experience a roaring revival soon as it prepares to re-enter the smartphone market. Reports are saying that three new Android-based smartphones are in the works, with a release or launch by the end of this year.
The Resurrection of Nokia?
This lineup includes two high-end smartphones and a mid-range model. While no official details or specs have been revealed, speculations have risen to explain what the market might get. Geekbench spotted a device named the Nokia D1C, which is supposedly powered by a Qualcomm 64-bit Snapdragon 430 octacore processor with 1.4GHz. It also might have 3GB RAM, and an Adreno 505 GPU. Software-wise, it’ll probably sport the new Android 7.0 Nougat OS. The listing spotted by Geekbench unfortunately ends there.
Another group spotted additional specs which include full HD resolution, 32GB RAM, and a 13-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel front cam. Connectivity options include Bluetooth, GPS, Wi-Fi and 4G LTE.
More recent rumors now talk of two Nokia smartphones with QHD panels measuring at 5.2-inches and 5.5-inches. They’re apparently going to have a whopping 22.6-megapixel rear camera that supports 4K video recording. These particular models might have a Snapdragon 820 from Qualcomm.
Last year, on the other hand, leaks focused on the apparent Nokia C1 smartphone. Leaked renders unibody construction with curved edges, with no indications as to whether or not the body will be metal or plastic. All other leaks point to the C1 being a mid-range phone measuring at 5-inches screenwise. An Intel Atom chip and 2GB RAM will power the C1, supposedly. For cameras, it could tout an 8-megapixel rear cam and a 5-megapixel selfie camera.
All eyes are now going to be on Nokia to see if the former cellular phone giant can dominate the gadget market once more, or if they will continue to fade into obscurity. One thing’s for sure, a lot of techies are going to be filled with nostalgia and awe once Nokia makes the official announcement.