Nokia after the major setback by it’s Nokia Lumia smartphones is aiming to make a mega comeback with its first ever android smartphone named as Nokia D1C. According to reports, the device will be available in two variants one with 2GB RAM and another with 3GB RAM and will showed up in MWC 2017.
As per the leaks and reports, Nokia D1C will cost US$150 and will be running Android N since the first boot. The leaks on benchmark sites suggest that the device will be powered by Snapdragon 430 chipset and Adreno 505 GPU. These specifications are not good as mentioning the comeback tag for Nokia. Further, the Nokia 1DC will sport full HD displays, however one has a 5 inch display and the other 3GB variant is expected to sport a 5.5 inch display. The camera for the lower variant will be the 13MP rear camera and for higher variant it will sport 16MP rear camera.
HMD Global, the manufacturer carrying the Nokia name, has confirmed that India is going to be their main market key and they will come with an aggressive pricing for upcoming Nokia smartphones in India. According to NokiaPowerUser, a 2GB variant of Nokia D1C will be priced at INR 9999 (~NPR 16000) which is perfectly equivalent to the rumored price of US$150. Whereas 3GB variant of Nokia D1C might be priced at INR 1299 (~ NPR 20800) in India. But these prices are not official, so please take this information as a grain of salt.
As of mobile handset market, Nokia still hold 1/10 of market share in India. Whereas Nokia is still selling good number of feature phones in Nepali market as well. HMD is planning to regain the position to double in the first year of launch by getting 1/5 of market share in mobile handset market.