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Nokia C1 image leaks, but does it have anything to do with reality?

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Nokia C1 image leaks, but does it have anything to do with reality?

Nokia is planning a return in 2016, and it might be a thunderous one. An image of an alleged Nokia C1, a phone that is said to be the first one in Nokia's return as a phone maker, is making the rounds on Chinese Twitter equivalent Weibo.

Unfortunately, it's hard to tell whether this Nokia C1 leaked image has anything to do with reality and there are a couple of red flags to consider: first and foremost, it's the extremely weird positioning of the buttons with what looks like a power/lock key placed on the top right of the device, an awkward place that given the current size of smartphones would be impractical and not very likely. The volume keys are also weirdly pictured very high up and most importantly, they appear uncharacteristically tiny.

The image overall has a very artificial feel to it.

One image, many questions

Its most quoted revelation is in the two images of the screen: one showing an Android interface (with Nokia's Z Launcher on top) and the other - a Windows one, with the suggestion being that this alleged Nokia C1 will come with a choice between one of the two operating systems. The handset is also rumored to be made by Chinese Foxconn OEM.

Final verdict about this particular image? We're very doubtful it's the real thing, but rumors about two operating systems and the Foxconn manufacturer might be right. In any case, it will still likely be a long way until any Nokia smartphone actually arrives: Nokia executives have said that their contractual agreements with Microsoft forbid them from releasing a phone until late 2016.

source: Weibo

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posted on 26 Nov 2015, 03:31 1

1. belosava (Posts: 78; Member since: 14 Apr 2014)


fake ,

posted on 26 Nov 2015, 03:33 1

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


Well, it's gonna be a fake render but the phones looks big and cool.

posted on 26 Nov 2015, 04:03 1

5. yann (Posts: 267; Member since: 15 Jul 2010)


Looks like iPhone.
I do not like too rounded phones.
But overall looks ok.

posted on 26 Nov 2015, 05:20 1

9. SK_WS (Posts: 43; Member since: 17 Apr 2015)


Basically a smaller version of the N1 tablet with an led flash and some more color options...

posted on 26 Nov 2015, 03:52

3. Arthurhkt (Posts: 491; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


I really wish that IF Nokia ever manufacturer a new phone again, especially with Android OS. I hope that they add up the Symbian UI to it, really love the Symbian UI, but it seem now is the generation of stock Android.

posted on 26 Nov 2015, 03:52 1

4. Dr.SamX (Posts: 153; Member since: 19 Jan 2015)


Honestly, if Nokia would just put the latest hardware into an aluminium unibody and put stock Android and the Nokia logo on it, I suspect many people would be all over it!

posted on 26 Nov 2015, 05:00 2

8. Hallyu (Posts: 453; Member since: 21 Jul 2015)


The original Nokia was handed over to Microsoft. All the patents and assembled factories that people used to praise belong to Microsoft. Nokia today is just a fake name with some inferior hardware inside. Seriously, I think people needs to acknowledge this cheating propaganda and stop expecting too much.

posted on 26 Nov 2015, 08:28 1

12. funtikar (Posts: 20; Member since: 05 May 2012)


thats what I thought too, this Nokia is trying to get into the game desperately.... people are expecting too much... using a battery guzzling SoC and this crappy eccentric UI just shows their incompetence in this current world... people want something usable,unique experience thats all bundled up nicely with the services at the core of it, although everyone says theyre looking at specs

posted on 26 Dec 2015, 02:24

20. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1178; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


Trying to get back into the game desperately ahahahaha

Tell me why Nokia again why Nokia would be desperate to get back into a competitive low profit game, when they're doing stuff that's much more reliable and still very profitable like um I don't know building an optic fibre infrastructure and installing optic fiber for an entire country

To them this is like a hobby a fan pleaser because as it currently stands if these phones outsell iPhones and galaxy Nokia would be making s**t all profit and if it doesn't sell they'll still make the same profit so I don't know about you but I can't seem to find the desperation here

posted on 26 Nov 2015, 04:06 3

6. sergiobr (Posts: 712; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


Better than wp ! Give me back a 808 camera with Android in it and rules the world Nokia.

posted on 26 Nov 2015, 13:28 1

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


they should use their own signature design..........

i have feeling that they r ready to jump in Android........

posted on 03 Dec 2015, 07:27

19. MySchizoBuddy (Posts: 153; Member since: 23 Aug 2011)


There is no Nokia brand anymore It's called Microsoft now.

posted on 26 Nov 2015, 04:39

7. Spedez (Posts: 451; Member since: 29 Aug 2014)


Fake. I'll buy C1 when it comes if the specs are decent.

posted on 26 Nov 2015, 05:42

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


It depends on who Nokia is whoring out their name to. If it's Foxconn again like the N1 tablet, then it will look exactly like an iPhone 6 or 7 because Foxconn is just going to use leftover iPhone parts that Apple tosses just like the N1 tablet used leftover ipad mini parts.

Heck if HTC is desperate enough, they should license the Nokia name. Lol

posted on 26 Nov 2015, 06:55

11. Zylam (Posts: 843; Member since: 20 Oct 2010)


LOLOLOL nice, all of it. +1

posted on 26 Nov 2015, 09:20

13. toyboyz (Posts: 183; Member since: 22 Jan 2010)


If this is real, well hello Nokia! :)

posted on 26 Nov 2015, 09:58

14. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


If nokia will release lumia 1050 with android and top of the line display and SOC then it will be my immediate purchase

posted on 26 Nov 2015, 13:30

16. gauravbhakuni90 (Posts: 18; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)


Looks like mini version of N1

posted on 26 Nov 2015, 22:07

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


The back looks like Sony Xperia Z5 trio while front like N1 “mini”.

posted on 26 Dec 2015, 02:28

21. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1178; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


Since when does Sony own metallic backs as it stands right now they haven't changed their design since the z2 the metal back isn't very unique to them

Although with all said and done the z5 premuim looks very sexy

posted on 27 Nov 2015, 00:01

18. lenis (Posts: 6; Member since: 26 Nov 2015)


This is fake
(see the wp at the back)
nokia won't use WP anymore, after being trojan-horsed by Microsoft and experience near-death experience.

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