Nokia is reportedly making comeback in the smartphone scene. Despite its not so successful foray into the Android market, Nokia appears to be working on a new device that will run on the latest Android operating system.
According to GSM Arena, the new smartphone that the Finnish company is working on is called D1C. The existence of the handset is now backed by a listing on the AnTuTu benchmarking service that is labeled as “Nokia D1C New model exposure.”
The listing also comes with details on some of the specs and features consumers can expect to see when Nokia makes the device official and unveils it to the public. What is mainly interesting about the device is it appears to be running Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.
Unfortunately, SlashGear reports the Nokia D1C is not a “flagship killer.” In fact, the tech site regards it as a “lower” entry in the mid-range Android smartphone market. The reason for this is because the device is running a 1.4 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430.
The AnTuTu listing also reveals that the upcoming device houses an Adreno 505 GPU, 3GB of RAM and 32 GB of onboard memory. Though there is no specific entry for the smartphone’s display size, SlachGear claims it would likely be somewhere between 5 to 5.5 inches. What the listing states about the display is it will have a 1920 x 1080 screen resolution.
As per BGR this is the first tangible evidence that Nokia is working on an Android-running device, since previous reports were mostly based on rumors and speculations. If the rumors were to be taken into account, however, the D1C could be sporting a 22.6-megapixel primary camera with LED flash.
Interestingly, this is not the only Nokia device that is in the pipeline. Nokia China’s senior executive Mike Wang confirmed with Forbes last August that the company is planning to release three to four Android devices this fourth quarter.