We already reported that Nokia is going to make its comeback into the smartphone market by launching a new Nokia Android phone. And according to a latest spotting in the Geekbench benchmark website, it looks like the new Nokia D1C phone spotted in the benchmark is going to be Nokia’s first Android smartphone.
According to the Geekbench, the upcoming Nokia D1C features an ARM Qualcomm 1401MHz 8-core processor. Currently, the processor that completely fits with this description is the octa-core Snapdragon 430 SoC which is clocked at 1.4GHz. The rest of the specs are not mentioned in the Geekbench but it is expected the Nokia D1C will have 3GB RAM and will run Android 7.0 Nougat.
As shown in the Geekbench benchmark sheet, 5 different benchmarks were conducted for Nokia D1C which yielded different single-core and multi-core score. The single-core score for Nokia D1C Android phone ranges from 656 to 667 while the multi-core score ranges from 3120 to 3229.
Earlier this year, Nokia gave a 10-year license to HMD Global for manufacturing tablets and smartphones under the Nokia brand name. The phones will be manufactured in China by Foxconn. Currently, it is said that Nokia is working on two introductory devices – one with higher specs and possibly featuring a Snapdragon 820 processor while the other will be a mid-tier device featuring Snapdragon 430, the same one featured in the Geekbench benchmark.
Nokia D1C Android phone is expected to cost around $150 in US and INR 8999 in India but the official pricing details haven’t been revealed yet so we should not rely much on these speculated prices.