Nokia is testing its Nokia 5320 and RM-1490 Android smartphones if the leaks from benchmarking website are true
Ever since it was reported that the yesteryears smartphone king is going to make a comeback with Android-run smartphone, people have been keenly awaiting for more news on that front. We had reported that Nokia will be entering the smartphone market again with two smartphones running on Android, one of which will be called Nokia P1.
The primary reason, buyers are awaiting Nokia Android smartphones is that they still remember the ruggedness of Nokia 3310 and other feature phones that the company sold in olden times. If its new Android smartphones will be as good as Nokia 3310, rest assured that Samsung and Apple will have a tough time in retaining their numero uno position in Android and iOS respectively.
Now it seems the reports of Nokia Android smartphones were true if we are to believe the benchmarking website, GeekBench.
The specs and the first evidence of Nokia’s Android smartphones appeared Geekbench which Nokia Power User was quick to notice. According to Nokia Power User Nokia 5320 was benchmarked and it appears to run a quad-core processor clocked at 2.27GHz, but only 2GB of RAM. The processor could be Snapdragon 821, considering that Snapdragon 820 peaks at 2.2GHz.
Users may note that Qualcomm’s latest processor, Snapdragon 821 is of 2.4GHz. Considering Nokia 5320 Android smartphone will be clocking 2.27 GHz, Nokia may increase the 2GB RAM to something like 3-4GB at the time of the release of the smartphone.
The second Nokia smartphone carries the code name Nokia RM-1490 and has an AMD a8-5545M processor clocked at just 500MHz, but has 2GB of RAM. By all accounts, this seems to be a budget smartphone while Nokia 5320 is targeted at the top end of customers.
The Nokia RM-1490 was found to be running on Android 4.2.2, which definitely means that it’s an early prototype and the final version will have different specs. Benchmark tests only offer a hint on the specs of upcoming smartphones and in many cases, the final product could carry some significant changes.
One point is sure from the leaks that both Nokia Android smartphones will come with a 5.2-inch display. Nokia 5320 could, however, have a bigger 5.5-inch screen. In addition, both devices would come with 2k displays and Z-Launcher System UI.
Aside from this, they could have IP68 certification for protection against water and dust. Full metal bodies will certainly make the phones attractive, aside from the prospect of 22.6MP rear cameras.
At this point, it’s uncertain when Nokia will release the upcoming smartphones. However, if reports are to be believed we could see Nokia 5320 and RM-1490 hit the market by end of this year. So if you are planning on buying an Android smartphone this holiday season, it would be worthwhile to wait for the upcoming Nokia Android smartphones.