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Could this be Nokia's first Android smartphone after the Microsoft acquisition? Meet the Nokia C1

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Could this be Nokia's first Android smartphone after the Microsoft acquisition? Meet the Nokia C1
Update: It seems that both renders of the Nokia C1 belowe are fan-based ones. The first one is inspired by the Nokia N1, whereas the second one turned out to be a conceptual render for a MeeGo-powered device dubbed the Nokia 900.

Although Nokia is prohibited from making its own smartphones until 2016 or so (due to the acquisition deal with Microsoft), the Finland-based former market leaderis not prohibited from putting its name on other kinds of mobile devices. That's the reason why we got a little bit surprised by its Android-powered tablet, the Nokia N1 slate, just recently, as it does not infringe on the acquisition deal in any way.

It's only developed by Nokia, yet the actual manufacturer is no other than Foxconn. It comes without saying that the Nokia N1 is a pretty serious hint about Nokia's future after the prohibition clause is no more. Surely, this includes a smartphone or two (which will probably make the rounds sometimes in 2016), and we might have just caught a glimpse of one of Nokia's first Android champs.

A set of images made the rounds overnight, revealing Nokia's alleged Android phone, dubbed the C1. One of the images is a tad more "realistic", somewhat resembling the N1 slate design-wise. As per the rumors, it runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop complemented by Nokia's Z Launcher. As far as specs matter, we might get treated to a 5-inch screen, an Intel-made chipset, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, an 8MP snapper at the rear and a 5MP one at the front.

It is somewhat logical that said Nokia C1 might get produced by either Foxconn or any other of the major 3rd-party manufacturers. Still, we should take the alleged design and specs of the device with a pinch of salt. 


source: TechWeb (translated) via GadgetBlaze

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posted on 22 Dec 2014, 01:43 2

1. iluvsonynokia (Posts: 144; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


2nd pic???

posted on 22 Dec 2014, 01:55 6

4. Aploine (Posts: 426; Member since: 24 Oct 2013)


2nd pic looks useless and expensive. Nokia please come back, f the micowindow

posted on 22 Dec 2014, 02:00 1

7. Manti123 (banned) (Posts: 207; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)


C series is the midrange smartphone of Nokia..
N series is the high end.
Also, bring back the great E series for high class business.

posted on 22 Dec 2014, 02:29 2

11. Aploine (Posts: 426; Member since: 24 Oct 2013)


Other companies use the E for low-mid range devices. So it should be X, S or 90xx imo

posted on 22 Dec 2014, 06:15 2

19. hemedans (Posts: 476; Member since: 01 Jun 2013)


N-series is multimedia smartphone
E-series is business smartphone(usually made by alluminium)

posted on 22 Dec 2014, 22:58

34. corporateJP (Posts: 2431; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


Render or not, the first phone is nice.

The second one, not so much.

posted on 22 Dec 2014, 01:49 1

2. Industriality (Posts: 131; Member since: 08 Sep 2014)


And it looks PHAT.

posted on 22 Dec 2014, 01:52 8

3. umarmughal (Posts: 17; Member since: 27 Aug 2014)


nokia will hail as smartphone king again very soon.. i am sure about it..

posted on 22 Dec 2014, 06:32 4

21. Malcolm.Merlyn (Posts: 129; Member since: 28 Sep 2014)


Maybe in a parallel universe.

posted on 22 Dec 2014, 07:41 1

22. x_maly_x (Posts: 72; Member since: 01 Jun 2013)


Go buy another slamdong/plastic/fantastic....

posted on 22 Dec 2014, 10:31 3

30. akki20892 (Posts: 3900; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


they will for sure............soon

just launch Nokia N10 (powered by android)

^^^^^^200 millions and up.....

posted on 22 Dec 2014, 01:58 2

5. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


2nd picture can be ignored, but first picture looks logical considering how N1 looks like.
Same color options, 1080p and $300-350 price, I guess.

posted on 22 Dec 2014, 04:02 1

14. lalalaman (Posts: 631; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)


If its $200-$250i would surely buy it and it would still like hot cakes

posted on 22 Dec 2014, 01:59 6

6. HugoBarraCyanogenmod (Posts: 1033; Member since: 06 Jul 2014)


It's the time for Europeans to support domestic Nokia rather than worshipping the Americans' icrap.

posted on 22 Dec 2014, 02:02 6

8. Manti123 (banned) (Posts: 207; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)


We are all the way with Nokia ... From Switzerland
Finnish is the king .. Raise above Nokia, you are still connecting our hearts.

posted on 22 Dec 2014, 02:28 8

10. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Lately american and asian products have been so much better that's why we use them. We buy what we like we don't care where the company comes from.

posted on 22 Dec 2014, 12:44 1

31. akki20892 (Posts: 3900; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


I know that most of products from Europe are so good in quality........ So

posted on 22 Dec 2014, 12:50 1

32. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Yeah but name some good house electonic companies from Europe. Almost none. Maybe Philips but even they aren't that good. Ok we have good audio companies though.

posted on 22 Dec 2014, 03:17

13. mittalmailbox (Posts: 51; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)


Ur username is kinda weird considering Xiaomi hate open Android system.

posted on 22 Dec 2014, 04:03 4

15. boosook (Posts: 1428; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Right, but… with an American OS! ;)

posted on 22 Dec 2014, 02:20 2

9. AME85 (Posts: 41; Member since: 16 Dec 2014)


Nokia and Android !!! Hope they get it right this time (no X-series models )

posted on 22 Dec 2014, 02:46 1

12. fouadqr (Posts: 326; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)


Nokia one thing u need to do

... Don't use the rounded design !!!!

posted on 22 Dec 2014, 05:31 1

16. sniperdroid (Posts: 146; Member since: 23 May 2013)


Looks like the iPhone 6 to me.

posted on 22 Dec 2014, 05:42 1

17. Oğuzhan_77 (Posts: 83; Member since: 18 Nov 2013)


6 inch 4K display, Snd 810, 4gb ram , stereo speakers, big battery, Nice cams, fingerprint sensor and ....... ı want this phone nokia

posted on 22 Dec 2014, 06:27 1

20. afegit (Posts: 45; Member since: 12 Feb 2014)


um, no.

posted on 22 Dec 2014, 05:54 1

18. laughmi (banned) (Posts: 283; Member since: 28 Oct 2014)


PA again spreading rumors! Sigh!!

posted on 22 Dec 2014, 08:00 1

23. gaara6775 (Posts: 738; Member since: 20 May 2014)


Yuck design. Stay away from android.

posted on 22 Dec 2014, 08:13

24. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1528; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


Nokia could could make a Tablet with a smart phone in it because it's a tablet not a smart phone
I doubt Nokia will do this but. this info could be Nokia setting itself to make a smart phone come back in 2016. As you should know it takes at least a year to design a smart phone and get right before you put it up for sale. if 2016 is indeed the year Nokia is free to make it's own smartphone they have to design and test it now and not wait for 2016 unless Microsoft agrees to let them go to market early using their Brand name Nokia.
Who knows Microsoft may have already done this because the last 2 new Lumia smart phones the Lumia 535 and Lumia 435 are Microsoft branded smart phones. I bet you wont see another Nokia lumia smart phone come to the market place from Microsoft ever again

posted on 22 Dec 2014, 23:02

35. corporateJP (Posts: 2431; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


"I bet you wont see another Nokia lumia smart phone come to the market place from Microsoft ever again"

God forbid, I hope that's the case.

Microsoft has already done enough to destroy Nokia...

posted on 22 Dec 2014, 08:35

25. Donbenie (Posts: 207; Member since: 04 Aug 2013)


At least,you can't say Nokia is no longer making headlines..

posted on 22 Dec 2014, 08:45

26. x88yunkw (Posts: 117; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)


give me E-series back.
5" touchscreen full keyboard smartphone with aluminium body.

posted on 22 Dec 2014, 08:59

27. elitewolverine (Posts: 5111; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


The major question is can Foxconn produce enough. It's one thing to have a single tablet using parts that are pretty much normal. What happens when they start making custom again.

Remember, the downfall of MeeGo and the slow to market that killed designs was the result of 3rd party interaction (talking 2007-09 here). That delayed and delayed killer phones.

posted on 22 Dec 2014, 10:05 1

28. medtxa (Posts: 1126; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)


first are decent, second is plain stupid just another childish unrealistic concept

posted on 22 Dec 2014, 10:24 1

29. greenelektron (Posts: 529; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)


Excited for the nokia android smart phone... They will bring back the glory, i am sure. Samsung is going down already, so someone will again rise.

posted on 22 Dec 2014, 12:58 1

33. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


Nokia needs to come out swinging at the high end against Samsung and Apple. They have the camera chops to be in the lead and they generally make quality devices. Now just leave the skins mostly stock with of course the Nokia apps, and its could be a real game changer.

posted on 10 Jan 2015, 11:09

36. Suo.Eno (Posts: 489; Member since: 17 Feb 2013)


Well I thought that this C1 thing is gonna happen even if it's just a Foxconn job?
http://www.phonearena.com/news/This-might-be-Nokias-first-smartphone-since-the-Microsoft-acquisition-the-Android-powered-Nokia-C1_id64036

Would be nice if they plan to go head to head and do a double option like the latest Zenfone 2. Or MS could just refresh the X line to 2015-ish standards while they're at it. I won't really care about the Modern look so long's if it's tweakable and the base is proper Android. But that jar of salt downstairs are shaking by a poltergeist telling me it ain't gonna happen.

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