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Nokia could launch entry-level E1 Android smartphone at MWC

One of the smartphones launched by Nokia at Mobile World Congress (MWC) next month could be an entry-level device. Specs of the Nokia E1 have leaked online, and the handset appears to be based around modest hardware.

Nokia is widely expected to make a return to the smartphone market at MWC, with the announcement of a range of new devices. The mid-range Nokia D1 (or Nokia D1C as it is sometimes referred to as) has been spoken about for some time now, and it appears likely to be joined by a handset offering a more basic level of functionality.

According to the Nokiapoweruser blog, the Nokia E1 will feature a 1.4 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 chipset, 2 GB RAM, 720p display, Adreno 308 GPU, Android 7.0 Nougat, 16 GB internal storage, 13 megapixel main camera and a 5 megapixel rear camera. The screen size will reportedly be either 5.2 or 5.3 inches.

In developed markets, these specs are not particularly noteworthy compared to the competition. But if the Nokia E1 is launched at MWC, it is not clear which countries it will be sold in.

The Nokia D1 is likely to be the device that receives the most attention from tech journalists and enthusiasts. It will reportedly come in two variants, with either a 5-inch display and 2 GB RAM, or a 5.5-inch screen alongside 3 GB RAM.

Both editions are said to offer 1080p displays and be powered by a 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 system-on-chip.

[via Nokiapoweruser]