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Here is the Nokia C1 - real-life images of Nokia's first real Android smartphone appear

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Here is the Nokia C1 - real-life images of Nokia's first real Android smartphone appear
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 leader is not barred from putting its name on other kinds of mobile devices. That's the reason why we got a little bit surprised by the Android-powered tablet, the Nokia N1, which clearly showed the company's intention of launching a crusade onto the Android scene.

The rumor mill has been constantly feeding us with speculations that Nokia might have an Android-powered smartphone running stock Android with its own Z Launcher atop - the Nokia C1. It already appeared in a few promising renders a dew days ago, and these seem to be mostly on point with the two brand new real-life images that just popped up in the wild. 

What these show us is a sleek device with seemingly-promising screen-to-body size ratio and on-screen navigation buttons that is running Android. Design-wise, it bears a lot of similarities with the Nokia N1 tablet, but in a smaller form factor, naturally.

We expect the device to have the following specs: a 5-inch display, an Intel Atom chipset, paired with 2 GB of RAM, and an 8 MP camera, coupled with a 5 MP front camera. As you can see, it won't probably be a high-end device, but merely an entry-level mid-range one.

There is zero info on its potential announcement and release date just yet. As the Nokia N1 got unveiled on November 18, 2014, but got out on the market a couple of months later on, we don't rule out the possibility that Nokia could announce its return sometime in one or two months' time. 

Disclaimer: Upon closer inspection, we believe that the images right below are renders.

Are you excited already?


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posted on 07 Sep 2015, 06:17 8

1. tango_charlie (Posts: 250; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


First step: Create market awareness that Nokia is back. How? decent hardware and design at an attractive price point (like N1 table).

Second step: Expand to more models in more price segments -> low-high-end.

third step: Establish a premium Nokia brand/model and start to make money

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 06:41 1

8. -Shadow- (Posts: 94; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)


Its sad how fast Nokia fell down , hopefully they will return but it wont be easy.

And by the way Nokia already has a C1 symbian phone from the past, i used one for nearly 1 year

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 06:42

9. MSi_GS70 (unregistered)


And then increase the price..

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 06:49

10. kabad (Posts: 2; Member since: 07 Sep 2015)


do u have the N1

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 06:49

11. kabad (Posts: 2; Member since: 07 Sep 2015)


do u have the N1
i want to buy it

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 14:59

39. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


of course this phone will cheap in price.........like N1 tab

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 06:20 14

2. FoneAddict (Posts: 259; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


A BIG welcome back Nokia, we've missed you. Microsoft tried their best to kill you but you managed to survive.

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 06:22 5

4. sip1995 (Posts: 1575; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


Not again...

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 06:20 2

3. sip1995 (Posts: 1575; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


Looks like a Lumia....

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 06:24 1

5. Stagueve (Posts: 55; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


Sorry but fan-made, again... twitter.com/Kimwaynec/status/640747449829560320

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 06:34 5

6. jojon (Posts: 332; Member since: 11 Feb 2014)


..another Android phone, just what the world wants

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 06:37 1

7. Settings (Posts: 1591; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


I hope it's a "premium" device

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 06:57

13. avishekmukherjee (Posts: 294; Member since: 09 Apr 2015)


welcome back #NOKIA

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 06:59 2

14. amanjain1 (Posts: 56; Member since: 28 Apr 2015)


All hail the king!

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 07:23 3

15. pureviewuser (Posts: 501; Member since: 11 Nov 2012)


Nokia running android ? No way should redo symbian.

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 14:27

38. Kriksis (Posts: 93; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)


Snapdragon 820 with 4 GB of ram, 32 GB built in memory all in a form of a proper communicator with physical QWERTY keyboard running updated Symbian...

I would buy one in a heart beat...

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 08:00 2

16. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1236; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


That looks like it could be any chinese phone from the last 4 years.

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 08:38

17. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


WOW!!!

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 08:41 1

18. Hallyu (Posts: 394; Member since: 21 Jul 2015)


It's too little too late. Nokia is a joke now because they only have the brand name, all patents and factories were sold to Microsoft. Although it's under Nokia name, all parts are from low quality Chinese tech which we all know, has a widespread records of flaw. To put it in a nutshell, Nokia is already dead, it's being forgotten. Only Samsung and LG are the saviours of tech world.

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 10:36 3

25. roldefol (Posts: 4242; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


And the designs and technologies that made Nokia stand out - the vibrant colors and PureView cameras - are on MS Lumias. I know it pains the Nokia fans greatly, but MS owns the Nokia legacy. Face it folks, a name is not a company.

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 10:51 3

26. meanestgenius (Posts: 11496; Member since: 28 May 2014)


http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSBRE9820ZZ20130903

http://readwrite.com/2013/09/03/what-microsoft-did-and-didnt-buy-with-its-nokia-acquisition

Microsoft DID NOT buy all 30,000 of Nokia's patents.

True, they did get the design patents, but they didn't get every Nokia patent.

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 11:04 1

28. Johnnokia (Posts: 1093; Member since: 27 May 2012)


We really need a guy like you in these articles, just to teach those Samsung trolls a good lesson

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 11:09

29. Johnnokia (Posts: 1093; Member since: 27 May 2012)


You started to be scared, huh?
Don't worry, this is not company soon, but your killer smasher monster is coming in two days.
Cry on the next financial report for the miserable Note 5 selling rate.

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 11:14

33. Johnnokia (Posts: 1093; Member since: 27 May 2012)


*not coming soon

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 13:32

37. hemedans (Posts: 511; Member since: 01 Jun 2013)


All patents? Nokia is steal leader in mobile phone patents, no phone can be made without nokia technologies. Apple, samsung, lg, qualcom, htc, blackberry and many use nokia patents

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 09:08

19. Pattyface (Posts: 1612; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)


Eewww. That phone doesn't look good on any level. Looks super cheap and most of the folks that made Nokia great are gone. No thanks... Nokia should stay dead like the ngage

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 11:11

31. Johnnokia (Posts: 1093; Member since: 27 May 2012)


This is a low end phone, and Nokia is immortal

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 11:25

35. roldefol (Posts: 4242; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


That's what I thought about Oldsmobile.

posted on 10 Sep 2015, 22:25 1

41. kozza3 (Posts: 697; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


tried clicking "Eewww."

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 09:18

20. xdza1979 (Posts: 280; Member since: 08 Aug 2015)


Looks nice, just plz dont make it bulky or thick as always Nokia.

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 09:40 1

21. cc2400 (Posts: 41; Member since: 21 Aug 2014)


looks like another chinese i-clone ripoff

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 09:55 2

22. John-Cooper (Posts: 2; Member since: 24 Apr 2015)


Patents not and Apple is doing great without factories so from thatpoint you are way off..All what Nokia needs is good design and some killer specs.

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 09:56

23. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


I am surprised it doesn't look exactly like the iPhone 6 or 5c like the N1 tablet looked exactly like the iPad mini.

I guess Foxconn isn't doing one or they don't have enough leftover iPhone 6 shells because it sells so well. Lol

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 11:12 1

32. Johnnokia (Posts: 1093; Member since: 27 May 2012)


Come on Hater,
This is not Samsung!

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 11:16

34. HTC_ONE_MAX (Posts: 150; Member since: 06 Feb 2015)


It would be better if it comes with MeeGo/Sailfish OS.

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 11:33 1

36. Mfa901 (Posts: 280; Member since: 14 Jul 2012)


what? nokia is back?
*throws money on the screen*

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