Nokia’s next smartphone could potentially bring back the mid-range and affordability USPs
Nokia’s next smartphone could bring back the USP of affordability.Reuters

Nokia, which is expected to return to the phone segment that it once dominated, may make its new device a smaller one that could appeal to the company's loyalists in developing markets across the world, especially those with shoestring budgets. This device, the Nokia D1C, is now tipped to be a smartphone having a display measuring 4.8 inches.

The new update, though unofficial, seems interesting considering the fact that Nokia's USP (before its services and devices divisions were taken over by Microsoft) was its ability to reach out to buyers not preferring a high-end smartphone. It targeted those preferring a no-frills handset to satisfy their everyday communication needs rather than indulge in fancy usage. If the Nokia D1C does offer a 4.8-inch screen, it would represent a low-cost smartphone to Nokia loyalists.

Until recently, it was being rumoured about the Nokia D1C would be a huge 13.9-inch tablet, and not a smartphone. This aspect had everything to serve as a disappointment for Nokia loyalists, who preferred that the Finland-based company release a smartphone. The latest unofficial tip may just give them what they want.

As far as the key technical specifications of the Nokia D1C are concerned, the smartphone is rumoured to feature aspects such as:

  • Full HD display
  • Android 7.0 (Nougat) operating system
  • Dual SIM-card slots
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC
  • 16 MP rear camera
  • 8 MP front snapper
  • 3 GB RAM
  • 16/32 GB internal storage

[Source: NokiaPoweruser].