When it comes to phones, Nokia was the ultimate standard a while back. Consumers are always on the lookout for the newest, slimmest, smallest Nokia phone which has often led to bigger trends. We all have known the Nokia branded phones to be ultra reliable with the longest battery life that outlasted other phones. The Finland-based company has basked in the limelight for quite some time until it was cut short by the advent of the smartphones.
Sadly, this mobile giant did not get to transition fast enough to keep afloat of the competition, and it slowly disappeared into the background. Their choice to pair their smartphones with Windows did not sit well with customers who were more accustomed to the Apple iOS or the Android. People had a harder time agreeing with the partnership and split the mobile battle arena between Android users and iPhone users.
After a long period of hibernation, the erstwhile cellphone giant has been making a noise of a comeback this 2017. They have announced that they will be back stronger with better plans to dominate the mobile market. One of the phones that are said to break ground for Nokia next year is the D1C.
Nokia was dormant from the scene for quite some time, but rumors say that it is about to make a comeback with D1C. As speculated there will be three Nokia phones to come; two are said to be on the higher end, while one would be a mid range phone. Other rumors say that these will be both designated as D1C. It is said that we will see two D1Cs, one high-end and one lower end.
Both phones are said to have the 1.4 GHz CPU, Snapdragon 430 Octa-core Processor, and Adreno 505 GPU, which seems to be at par with the phones that will be launched at around the same time.
They will come with the latest Android Operating System, the Android 7.0 Nougat, which is aimed to compete with the phones set to be released next year. These similarities do provide promise, especially for the mid-ranged D1C.
They both will have top of the line resolution with a 1080p display with a speculated metal casing. Although no confirmation has been done yet, the new Nokia phones are rumored to be encased in a sleek metal casing with the company name on the back right below the camera and the fingerprint scanner. The two smartphone models may vary with the main camera sensors, but they will both have the same 8-megapixel front-facing camera.
One variant will have 3GB RAM, with a 5.5-inch screen with QHD display, and a 16 megapixel Zeiss main camera. The lower end will have a 2 GB RAM, 5-inch screen with QHD display and a 13-megapixel main camera. There is no other information when it comes to the storage capacity of both variants, but it is sure to have a 32GB storage space version.
Sources are still unsure if it will go with the unibody and fixed storage capacity, or an expandable memory with microSD slots. What is known is that enough information has debunked the previous rumor the D1C being a tablet and not a phone. It has two sizes a 5.5-inch phone which could be the higher end one, and a 5-inch smartphone that is the budget phone.
Nokia and Microsoft OS
This will be the first time that Nokia will be running Android. Their prior cell phone models used Symbian and Windows Mobile. Nokia has also been having some problems with ownership as well. After it had gone into a tailspin, it was bought by Microsoft, hoping that the cellphone manufacturer would bring them the much-needed expertise to break into the cellphone market.
After several attempts at a Windows Phone, Microsoft had to let go of Nokia and attempt a different approach for their Windows cellphone strategy. Nokia sold the feature phone business as well as the Vietnam-based cellphone manufacturing subsidiary. However, Microsoft kept the Lumia brand name and is still intent on pursuing Windows 10 mobile phones.
The current Microsoft strategy of a single Windows OS for all devices is still in play. Recently, when Microsoft introduced the Surface line of desktops and notebooks, they also made use of a cellphone app. This app may or may not be part of a Windows 10 mobile OS, or it can be just an app which would be available for iOS and Android users.
The Windows 10 app in the Surface demos is used as a 3D scanner, where an object is scanned 360 degrees with the use of the cellphone camera. The resulting 3D object is then accessible for manipulation on a Windows 10 Paint 3D/2D imaging software.
Clearly, Microsoft is still intent on a Windows 10 for mobile. However, it remains to see if they will pursue it with Lumia or with some other manufacturer. Microsoft has also been involved with Linux open source initiatives. They have also expressed interest in an Android OS for their Lumia branded smartphone.
This is a much-awaited comeback anticipated by Nokia fanatics. The leaked information does show some promise which will make a solid mark in mobile history. There are still a lot of rumors floating around, and nothing is set in stone until the phones are formally announced. There is nothing left to do but wait.Google+