The first Nokia-branded smartphones to be announced in 2017 by the folks over at HMD Global will most likely belong to the mid-range category. As such, we expect the Finnish company to adopt an aggressive pricing strategy to seize as much market share as possible.
The profit margins will definitely be low at first, but, hopefully, it will pave the way for the first Nokia-branded flagship smartphone in a long while.
According to a new report, the next Nokia-branded Android smartphone will be unveiled by HMD Global in February, 2017, at Mobile World Congress.
Currently known as Nokia D1C, the smartphone will be be launched in two versions based on the amount of memory and display size. The most expensive of the two variants will cost $200, and it will come with 3GB of RAM and a 5.5-inch full HD (1080p) display.
The cheaper version is rumored to cost just $150, but it will pack just 2GB RAM and a smaller 5-inch display with full HD (1080p) resolution.
Previous reports also claim that the cheaper model will include a 13-megapixel main camera, whereas the slightly more expensive one will feature a much better 16-megapixel photo snapper on the back.
The rest of the phones' specs look pretty similar: 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor, Adreno 505 graphics processing unit, 16GB storage, and 8-megapixel front-facing camera. Both versions will ship with Android 7.0 Nougat right out of the box.