The much-anticipated return of the iconic brand is expected to happen later this year but, two Nokia Android smartphones were spotted on Geekbench benchmarking tool. Since Foxconn and HMD Global acquired the brand from Microsoft, there has been a lot going about the new Android phones that are going to be launched under the brand name.
Nokia Android smartphones Specs: Android 4.4.4 KitKat, 2GB RAM
The GeekBench listed two previously rumored Nokia Android smartphones and provided detailed internal specifications. Code-named as Nokia 5320 and RM-1490, both run on an older version of Android 4.4.4 KitKat. The Nokia 5320 is said to have a quad-core processor that is clocked at 2.27 GHz paired with 2GB RAM. In the benchmark tests, it scored 494 in single-core usage, and 1,531 in multi-core use.
Interestingly, the RM-1490 doesn’t look like it is using a traditional mobile processor. Instead, it is running on AMD A8-5545, running at 500MHz with 2GB of RAM. The AMD processor is actually a version of a 2011 laptop processor and only uses two of its four cores. During the benchmark, it was able to pull off a score of 972 in single-core use and 1,669 in multicore use.
While these numbers look pretty impressive, they are less in comparison to phones currently in the market. The HTC 10, for example, gets a 2,287 in single-core use and a 5,275 in multi-core use.
It’s a little blurry as to why the manufacturers went with internals that cannot keep up with the latest set of hardware. It’s likely that it’s trying to make an impression on the middle end of the market instead of the flagship devices end. It is also likely that these phones are older model prototypes, and that the company has greater plans in the works.
Nokia’s Mike Wang has confirmed that devices would be unveiled in the fourth quarter of this year. However, these leaks are contradictory to the previous ones. Previous leaks imply that the two anticipated Android smartphones are set to feature 5.2-inch and 5.5-inch displays paired with 2K resolution (QHD), and are said to come with IP68 certification. The smartphones are also rumored to be powered by the Snapdragon 820 chipset and will come sporting the Z-Launcher System UI which is based on Android 7.0 Nougat.