Nokia’s comeback under HMD Global has been in news time and time again, and the company is set to make an impressive return in 2017 with the launch of five Nokia branded Android smartphones, with one of them expected at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in February. The Finnish company will house the new Nokia flagship that is expected to battle face to face with Samsung and Apple’s respective flagship phones.
Now a new Nokia smartphone with model number TA-1000 successfully got certified by the China Compulsory Certification (3C)- and it is believed to be launched as Nokia E1 that was leaked recently. The 3C Certificate is a mandatory product certification system with the aim protecting consumer’s security through the supervision of products concerning health, hygiene, security, environment and anti-fraud.
Not much is revealed about the handset’s key specifications. As per the 3C listing, the Nokia TA-1000 comes with 5V/2A charging support and it will be a TD-LTE variant. Given the lack of fast charging as compared to other company’s flagship standards, it is likely to be a budget Android smartphone. Android Pure notes that it’s possible we’re looking at the heavily rumored Nokia E1 smartphone here.
As per GSM Arena, the device is rumored to be powered by an entry-level Snapdragon 200 series chipset and will feature a 5.5-inch display with resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. Other rumored specs include 1GB RAM, 8GB of internal storage and pre-installed Android 7.0 Nougat operating system.
Earlier this week a report claimed that, Nokia is expected to unveil the Nokia D1C at MWC 2017, late February. Out of the five, four new models are reported to have display sizes ranging from 5 inches to 5.7 inches, at HD or full-HD resolutions. There are claims that these smartphones will be released during Q2 and Q3 of 2017.