Earlier this year, we had come across Nokia’s first phone since its departure from phone-making in the form of the D1C. But a new source has just confirmed that the D1C will not be a smartphone, but in fact a 13.8-inch tablet.
The company will be unveiling a slew of smartphones and tablets this year, but the D1C has been on people’s radar for the past week since rumors of Nokia’s newest phone had surfaced. Thanks to a GFXBench listing, we can now be safe to assume that the it will in fact sport a 13.8-inch screen which will be a full HD display. We’re not sure exactly if the benchmark was run at Full HD or the actual screen resolution of the tablet is Full HD.
Performance and Specs
Judging by the statistics, the benchmark has scored the single-core test of the device at 667 and a multi-core score of 3,229. These aren’t great numbers to go by, so we aren’t expecting for this to be a power-house of a tablet. It’ll feature a modest Snapdragon 430, which is an octa-core processor running at 1.4 GHz and paired with the Adreno 505 GPU. The tablet will feature Android Nougat on it.
Memory and Storage
It’ll also feature 3GB of RAM and have a storage capacity of up to 9GB available to the user. So when it’s unboxed, that means it’ll come with 16GB of storage space for the user. There hasn’t been any confirmation on expansion just yet, but with it being a tablet and with just 16GB of usable storage, in 2016, we’re guessing it probably will support expansion options.
Camera and Connectivity
On the optics side of things, the camera will feature 16MP of camera goodness with an LED flash and a front-facing 8MP camera – not bad for a mid-range offering. As for connectivity options, it will come with the usual suspects, being LTE connectivity, GPS and Wi-Fi to the fore. Both the cameras mentioned in the leak will support 1080p recording, but we’re not sure of 4K recording yet.
This will Nokia’s second iteration of a tablet in recent years. So far, all of Nokia’s dealings with an Android phone have been less than favorable for the company to kick-start its business again. And with this modest new tablet, we’re not sure how far that will help.
Let’s hope they also have a higher end version of the tablet to compensate for that lack of flagship-ness.