The prolonged rumors about the Nokia may indeed manifest itself into a new phone. A new Nokia handset has just passed the 3C certification (China Compulsory Certification) in China. The handset is codenamed as the Nokia TA-1000 from HMD Global, which falls very well in line with the recent leaks suggesting that a good share of Nokia handset will be produced by HMD Global.
While the leak itself does not reveal much information except that it will be equipped with a standard 5C/2A charging port. Considering the lack of any mention regarding fast charging support, we assume that this will be Nokia’s entry-level handset rather than the flagship one.
Recent leaks have pointed out that the Nokia TA-1000 will be named as E1. It will sport a 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 1280×720 pixels. It is also expected to feature an entry-level Snapdragon chipset, most likely the Snapdragon 210 or the 410 (we hope it’s at least the 410) with 1GB of RAM.
The Nokia TA-1000 is also expected to run Android 7.0 Nougat, which is a delight to know since it will ensure that the entry level specification of the phone will still remain relatively fluid.
While all these may not sound exciting in 2016/ 2017, if priced appropriately, the Nokia E1 can indeed see the lime light and who knows, maybe Nokia will finally reclaim the throne one day. Yes, we know this sounds overly ambitious, but looking back to the old days, we can still remember how we hung on to our N Series until the droids took them away from us.