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Is Nokia prepping a surprise Android Nougat tablet?

Nokia has been working on some new hardware of late, and until recently, the mysterious ‘D1C’ was widely thought to be an upcoming smartphone.

Earlier this month, Geekbench results surfaced online, hinting at mid-range specs for the device, with a Qualcomm octa-core 1.4GHz processor, Adreno 505 GPU, 3GB of RAM and Android 7.0 Nougat.

But now it has emerged we might have had the D1C all wrong, as new Geekbench results seem to show the device will actually be a tablet.

Tweeted by reputable leaker Steve Hemmerstoffer, the benchmarking results appear to reveal a 13.8-inch display, which, unless Nokia has completely lost it and created the world’s largest phone, suggests we’ll be getting a new Android tablet from the former smartphone giant.

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Display size was not shown on the previous Geekbench entry, but the new results have given away the D1C’s larger proportions, while also seemingly confirming previously revealed specs, such as the octa-core processor, Adreno 505, and Android 7.0 Nougat.

The 13.8-inch display is said to come with a 1,920 × 1,080 Full HD resolution, which isn’t bad but certainly doesn’t have us all that excited for the D1C’s display capabilities.

Also listed is a 16-megapixel rear camera and 8-megapixel front camera alongside 16 GB of internal storage, which actually equates to 9GB of usable memory.

Re-entering the mobile market with a tablet seems like an odd move for Nokia, which hasn’t had much success with tablets in the past.

There was the Windows RT Lumia tablet, which was, shall we say, forgettable, and even the decent Android-driven Nokia N1 failed to take off.

We should have more on the D1C in the near future so stay tuned.

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