By: Rishi Chawla, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi
Last updated : Friday, January 20, 2017 - 20:13
Earlier, the company was expected to launch five Nokia-branded smartphones this year, one of the being the Nokia D1C.
As reported earlier, that HMD Global is expected to launch five Nokia branded smartphones this year, including the long romoured Nokia D1C. Now according to a new report, HMD Global is eyeing to roll out at-least 6-7 Nokia Android powered smartphones in 2017.
A new presentation slide from one of the Malaysian distributor, named 'Avaxx', claims that the company will launch 6-7 Nokia smartphones in year (2017) spread across all the price segments, which will include low-end, mid-range and high-end phones. Further as per the presentation slide, the company will also launch series of Nokia feature phones.
Last week, a new Nokia branded phone with a model number 'TA-1000' got the 3C certification in China, which as per reports could be launched as Nokia E1 and would fall in budget category.
If we talk about the much hyped Nokia D1C smartphone, it is expected to be a mid ranger with decent specifications, based on previous leaks/roumous and appearance on various bench-marking websites.
Couple of months back rumours of another metal clad Nokia flagship had been surfaced, coming in at two variants, one with 5.2 inch display and another with 5.5 inch display. Both the variants will sport QHD (2560 x 1440 pixel) resolution. The smartphone is also expected to come with a powerful rear camera that will feature Carl Zeiss optics and could be equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC. Further as per leak, the smartphone will have IP68 certification for water and dust resistance. Surprisingly, the these specifications almost matches with leaked details of Nokia P1 smartphone that we had reported earlier last year.
If we look at the series of leaks and appearances of various Nokia smartphones over a period of last few months, we have seen all categories of Nokia smartphones indicating that the company might be in for a huge comeback across all the price segments.