This is #Nokia #D1C – #HMD’s first #Android smartphone?!

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Photos of the new Nokia phone shell has just been revealed on Chinese network BaiDu. We still cannot confirm that the photos do represent new Nokia phone that HMD Global will present at MWC, or what model should it be. If we take all the known (leaked) specification this could easily be mid-range Nokia D1C. The body of the phone is made from aluminum since it has plastic filling for the antennas. Back of the phone reveals centrally positioned Nokia logo like it used to be on past Nokia Lumia and feature phone models, and above there is opening for camera and fingerprint scanner below. Question is where is LED light going to be positioned since there isn’t any specific opening for it. Maybe graphene camera sensors don’t require light to create good night photos? There is and slight space on top of the camera opening so maybe there will be positioned LED light.

Lets recap the specs of the Nokia D1C:

  • Screen: 4.8/5.5? inch, 1080p
  • Processor: 1.4 GHz Snapdragon 430
  • GPU: Adreno 505
  • RAM: 3 GB
  • Internal memory: 16 GB / 32 GB
  • Connectivity: Support for SIM card, WiFi, BT, GPS
  • Rear camera: 15 /16 MP
  • Front camera: 8 MP
  • Sensor: Gyro, proximity, light, accelerometer
  • OS: Android Nougat 7.0

Now, I’m not sure if this one will have 4.8 inch screen because in photo it looks more like 5.5 inch mobile phone. As mentioned before, we cannot confirm the specs of the leaked device.

Inside the body there is an aluminum foil cover under which there are shapes that resemble to wireless charging coil, what would be great to have since there is many wireless chargers in use by Nokia phone owners.

From this production step, I cannot judge the looks of the phone and say is it beautiful or not, but it looks cool enough to bring some attention. Definitely it is better to wait for the final form of the phone to give some kind of objective judgement.

  • Rce

    This doesn’t look like D1C 4.7″ ,i think it’s an high-end phone at least build quality indicates that..

    • It does seems bigger than 4.8 inch phone, but on the other hand this guy could have smaller hands :). Regarding build quality, maybe HMD is targeting crowds by building its mid ranger much better. I would personally design high end phone with more curves… Just my thought.

      • Michael

        That phone looks huge. Must be at least 5.5″

        I’m not one to get to worked up about the design of the back of the phone, but I agree that a higher end phone needs to have curved or chamfered edges. Even though the majority of people put their phone in a case, that design will get panned for being uncomfortable in the hand.

        Hopefully, just a prototype with a correct size enclosure, but not the final design.