A man can dream: concept renders show us a sleek Android-powered Nokia 1100


Recently, a "leak" popped up and rekindled the hopes of all those fans that swear by the name of Nokia. A device named "Nokia 1100" (an obvious nod to one of Nokia's most successful phones ever) was caught in a benchmarks website, bringing Android 5.0 and a MediaTek chipset in tow. The device was claimed to be bound for 2016 (when Nokia can once again put its name on a smartphone).

Of course, this fabricated "leak" was quickly debunked, but it certainly left a craving in those aching to see Nokia back in the phone market. The rumor was a reason enough for a graphic designer to grab the virtual pencils and come up with a conceptual render of a device than encapsulates both the classic looks of Nokia's 2003 bestseller and an up-to-date smartphone that is "powered by Android".

The conceptual images below are courtesy of Jermaine Smit, who is certainly hyped up for the potential return of the ex-giant. Do you think that Nokia might once again be "connecting people" if it releases such a device in 2016?


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20 Comments

1. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Gonna drop tears if this is true, it really brings back memories.

5. Aploine

Posts: 445; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

The back reminds good old Nokia but those lines around the phone suits more to a cheap chinese company

18. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

The first render, a month or two ago, the one that looked a bit like an iPhone 6, looked beautiful. The guy who did this should stick to his day job...of designing entry level phones for ZTE and Huawei...

19. mmmanuuu

Posts: 403; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Seriously weird looking concept. Nokia can make far better designs than these.

2. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

really meh ....

3. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Back of it looks horrible in my opinion

6. NopeNein

Posts: 147; Member since: Feb 04, 2015

Well, Its the good ol nokia design. IMO, Its kinda like the chevy '57, its ugly, but its somehow a classic.

4. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

looks thick, slim it up, round the corners, change the back and id r8 it

16. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

If you want thin, buy an Oppo and deal with crappy battery life...

20. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

i can Handel a slightly thick phone i am currently using a one m8. and if i wanted bad battery life id get an iphone

7. apanayis

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

Would seriously love to see a new NOKIA handset, would need android, removable battery and expandable memory to be considered as my next phone, currently using a Note 3 and am waiting for the Note 5

8. Osama99

Posts: 41; Member since: Nov 14, 2014

Same here buddy.

9. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

The back looks like you're carrying a pack of cigarettes.

10. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

Give us the 41Mpx pureview on a Android phone and rules the world !

11. Jermainesmit

Posts: 43; Member since: May 01, 2014

I hope you guys like it. I tried to stay as close to the orginal design as I could but making it more modern! :) does line in the metal are taken from that the way the metal goes to the back to and then the black soft texture also. Then the front speaks making it a bit bigger and more modern but the same idea. I truly hope you guys like it:) and with the video i tried to make it look as smooth as i could xD thanks to Phonearena!!

12. Denco

Posts: 118; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Too bulky. Should slim down to sleek petite body.

13. Hatshipuh

Posts: 163; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

At least give it a Type-C connector like their tablet ;)

21. Krjal

Posts: 431; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

Yep. Love the removable back cover but the usb jack should be more up to date.

14. greenelektron

Posts: 537; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

Nokia 1100 deserves a more beautiful design that this.

17. chandancherry

Posts: 32; Member since: Jun 25, 2013

Thank You for this. But, NO!

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