Nokia set to release two Android powered devices


We can expect three Android-powered Nokia handsets in the coming months. Two are said to have top-grade specifications, and one will be positioned as a mid-range option.

In this post, we’ve rounded up everything we can expect from the trio of devices and will update this article when we hear more.

Nokia P1

The so-called Nokia P1 will have IP68 water and dust resistance and will be available in two sizes, 5.2in and 5.5in, each with QHD 2560×1440 AMOLED displays.

Various sources have said that the P1 will have a powerful main camera, but there’s no word yet on the sensor technology. Whatever it turns out to be, we know it won’t be PureView seeing as Microsoft now owns the licence for the brand.

It’s a stretch, but we’d wager that the  Nokia P1 will be compatible with Google’s Daydream VR as AMOLED technology achieves the low-latency VR needs. We’ve also heard that Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 821 might feature.

Nokia D1C

The Nokia D1C is expected to be an entirely different beast. A middle-of-the-road Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC will sit at its heart, alongside 3GB of RAM. Geekbench results show that the octa-core chip runs at 1.4GHz and achieved 656 in single-core benchmarks and 3,120 in multi-core. The GPU is an Adreno 505.

These results put the Nokia D1C’s performance close to something like Vodafone’s Smart Ultra 7. The Smart Ultra 7 is a budget handset with surprisingly decent internals, and the D1C will have to compete with it if Nokia wants to make a splash.

We’re still in the dark when it comes to screen size and camera details.

Operating system

All of the handsets will run the latest Android 7.0 Nougat build with Nokia’s Z Launcher on top.

Z Launcher has been available for existing Android devices in beta for some time. It does a fairly good job of learning your mobile habits and bringing your most used apps and contacts to the top of the pile.