Nokia D1C tablet appears in GFXbench
Nokia D1C tablet appears in GFXbench Reuters

While earlier benchmarks including GFXBench and AnTuTu suggested Nokia's Android Nougat device D1C is a smartphone, the latest one says otherwise.

The new spec sheet spotted at GFXBench, shared by folks over NokiaPowerUser, suggests that Nokia D1C is the company's Android tablet with a 13.8in screen and resolution of 1080p.

Other tech specs such as a Snapdragon 430 chip featuring an octa-core processor clocked at 1.4GHz and paired with an Adreno 505 graphics unit have also been revealed — these are features reported to be on the unannounced Nokia Android phone. The tablet has 3GB of RAM and will have two variants in terms of storage — 16GB and 32GB.

In addition, there is a 15 or 16 megapixel rear camera and an eight megapixel camera at the front. The tablet also has a SIM card slot.

If the benchmark is true, then Nokia D1C would be the second Android tablet by Nokia after Nokia N1, which was launched two years ago.

But Nokia N1 is smaller than the D1C, with a 7.9in screen. The N1 has an eight megapixel camera at the back and a five megapixel camera at the front. The tablet is powered by Intel's 64-bit Atom Z3580 processor, clocked at 2.3GHz and coupled with a 2GB RAM. The tablet was launched with Android Lollipop and Nokia Z launcher on it

There is a good chance that the D1C is a tablet. In August, Nokia executive Mike Wang, president of the joint management team in China, reportedly confirmed three to four Nokia-branded mobile devices running the Android operating system will be unveiled in the fourth quarter of 2016. These devices include both smartphones and tablets.