Bad news: Nokia is not releasing an Android phone called D1C sometime this year. Good News: The Finnish company is launching an Android-running tablet using the D1C name. As it turns out, the former mobile phone giant is in the process of building its second Android tablet.
Early this week, we reported about a Nokia Android phone that made an appearance on AnTuTu. The emergence of the device on the famous benchmark app may have even brought smiles to loyal fans who are just waiting for the Finnish company to get back on track as a big player in the smartphone industry.
We need to quash the previous report, however, before it could lead to confusion among consumers because, apparently, Nokia is not making a comeback in the smartphone scene with its D1C device. Instead, the Finnish tech company is returning to the tablet arena with its D1C Android tablet.
According to GSM Arena, contrary to previous reports about Nokia preparing for the launch of a D1C-named Android smartphone, it is actually gearing up to introduce an Android tablet with a 13.8-inch display that will be marketed as the D1C. The information about the device’s screen size came from GFXBench.
Based on the leaked info, the 13.8-inch display will have 1080p resolution. Moreover, GSM Arena believes that given its size, the D1C tablet is going to be a competitor to Samsung’s Galaxy View with 18.4-inch display and Alcatel’s Xess.
The GFXBench listing also sheds light on what specs and features it will come with. The D1C tablet is said to run Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. It is reportedly powered by a 1.4GHz octa-core — possibly Snapdragon 430 —processor and an Adreno 505 GPU, as per PhoneArena.
The D1C tablet is also reportedly coming with 3GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory. The rather large device is also sporting a 16-megapixel front camera and an 8-megapixel back snapper based on the leak. Other details about the upcoming Nokia Android tablet are not available as of late.