It is now a known fact that Nokia would make a comeback in 2017 with the release of exclusively-branded feature phones and smartphones. These smartphones would be powered by Google's Android and would hit Indian shores as well, since they are said to get a uniform global launch. Now, new reports are hinting at the probable pricing of the device.
India has been considered an iconic market for Nokia, which is now owned by HMD Global. Now, it seems that there would be 2 variants (3GB and 2GB RAM) of the Android-driven Nokia smartphones — rumoured to be called the Nokia D1C phones — and these variants are expected to be priced at Rs 12,999 and Rs 9,999, respectively.
Pricing near Rs 10,000 and Rs 13,000 for Nokia phones would place them in the elite category of smartphones in India, since buyers in the country check value-for-money offerings and budget factors before finalising the purchase of devices.
However, official Nokia sources are yet to reveal the pricing of the new handsets that will be released next year. HMD Global CEO Arto Numella, in a recent interaction with the Times of India, had hinted at competitive pricing for Nokia phones.
As far as the technical specifications of the new Nokia handsets are concerned, these are said to feature a 5-inch and 5.5-inch display along with offering Google Android 7.0 (Nougat) operating platform out of the box. Nokia feature phones would be released before the D1C smartphone, according to the hints dropped by Arto Numella recently.