MWC 2017 won't be happening until February 27, 2017 but already, the internet is talking about all the different devices they expect to see in the 4-day event. One of the smartphone manufacturers many are looking forward to is Nokia, who is expected to make a comeback in the Android smartphone market. The latest rumor about Nokia's much-awaited comeback is that it will be launching at least a couple of D1C Android models during the event.
The rumors first sparked when an entry-level Nokia Android smartphone was spotted at a Geekbench benchmark listing. The device, codenamed Pixel, drew suspicion from spectators as a second phone to be released at MWC 2017. There had already been reports that the Finnish company is working on releasing the Nokia D1C at the event, so the entry-level device spotted at the listing appeared to be a different one other than the Nokia D1C.
According to reports, the Nokia D1C will come in two variants-- a 5-inch full-HD variant with 2GB of RAM and another with 5.5-inch screen and 3GB of RAM. The two will be running on a 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor with Adreno 505 GPU and a built-in 16GB storage space. Camera-wise, the smaller variant is said to have a 13-megapixel rear camera while its bigger brother will sport a 16-megapixel camera on the back. Both will have an 8-megapixel camera in front and will be operating with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.
There are other reports that suggest Nokia will be releasing a high-end Android smartphone in February's event. Based on leaks, this device will sport a 5.2-inch or 5.5-inch screen with 2K (QHD) display and will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC. A selling point for the high-end device is that Nokia plans to include a Zeiss lens for its camera, just as it had done so in its early devices. In addition to this, there are rumors that the device will come with a metal unibody design and a waterproof build.
As of this writing, all these are rumors and speculations about the upcoming Android devices that Nokia has lined up for MWC 2017. As the event date gets nearer, we could learn more about the devices in more detail.