We have been hearing a lot lately about the sale dates and pricing strategy of new Nokia smartphones, but leading people of HMD Global are avoiding revealing the price point. Actually, we know that HMD is planning to cover all price points of the market, but then not all the markets have the same buying power. India is an interesting market for HMD, since there are many Nokia fans, and Nummela mentioned HMD would go aggressively to that particular market. NokiaPowerUser blog just got a tip that reveals the prices of mid-range model Nokia D1C, which will be available in two hardware versions. According to the source, Nokia D1C with 2GB of RAM, 5.5-inch FullHD display and13 MP camera, could be priced at INR 9.999 ($150 or €140). A model with 5.5-inch FullHD screen, 16MP camera and 3GB of RAM could cost around INR 12.999 ($200, €185).
Let us recap the specs of Nokia D1C
- Screen: 5 / 5,5 -inch, 1080p
- Processor: 1.4 GHz Snapdragon 430
- GPU: Adreno 505
- RAM: 2 GB / 3 GB
- Memory: 16 GB / 32 GB (?)
- Connectivity: SIM card, Wi-Fi, BT, GPS
- Sensors: Accelerometer, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, gyro
- Main camera: 13MP /16 MP
- Front facing camera: 8 MP
- OS: Android Nougat 7.0
NPU also said that this tip is not coming from usual and trusted tipster so there is a chance that this pricing is a product of someone’s quick mind and imagination. However, if HMD manages to price Nokia D1C close to these prices, and push it globally, it is very possible for Nokia D1C to be welcomed with enthusiasm and become a hit. Nevertheless, pricing doesn’t mean anything if D1C doesn’t come with some kind of technical advancement in the price point, or just packed with some perks of previous models with the Nokia logo on them (Nokia Lumia 830 is a nice example).
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