Nokia Pixel budget Android smartphone running Nougat appears on Geekbench

A recent chart at the Capital Markets Day presentation and Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri’s MWC 2017 keynote almost confirms that the highly anticipated Nokia phone is all set to make a comeback with an Android smartphone early next year.

As we are inching closer to the launch, a new leak (via Geekbench) has surfaced that confirms the alleged Nokia Pixel that will feature entry-level specs. We aren't sure if it will be named or simply codenamed Pixel, but we wonder what Google has to say about it.


Let's quickly run through the specifications. The Nokia Pixel will come powered by a dual-core 1.19GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 SoC, coupled with 1GB RAM. It will run Android 7.0.1 Nougat. While we don't know the battery capacity, it is said to support Quick Charge 3.0 technology. The Geekbench scores reveal 404 on single-core test and 661 on multi-core test. All in all, the specs indicate it is no mid to high-end device, rather an entry-level budget device.

Meanwhile, we've also been hearing about the Nokia D1C that has been popping its head quite often, and is also believed to be the upcoming Nokia smartphone. We've seen leaked renders with devices posing in a candy bar shape dipped in gold, white and black colour options. The gold edition is believed to come with a fingerprint scanner because the gold edition seems to have a dedicated home button.

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In fact, this handset had also made its presence on Geekbench, giving us a sneak peek into some of its features. Scores showed 628 points in single-core and 3229 in multi-threaded loads, slightly higher than the recent leak. The device runs Android 7.0 Nougat and the benchmark app was run a few times.  This isn’t exactly high-end, which is obviously due to the low-end octa-core Snapdragon 430 SoC, clocked at 1.4 GHz, with Adreno 505 GPU and 3GB of RAM. Apart from these details, now we have the new render images.

Updated Date: Nov 25, 2016 09:23 AM