Could this be Nokia's first Android smartphone after the Microsoft acquisition? Meet the Nokia C1
posted by Peter K. / Dec 22, 2014, 1:40 AM
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 Dec 22, 2014, 1:43 AM 2
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2nd pic looks useless and expensive. Nokia please come back, f the micowindow
posted on Dec 22, 2014, 1:55 AM 6
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nokia will hail as smartphone king again very soon.. i am sure about it..
posted on Dec 22, 2014, 1:52 AM 8
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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 Dec 22, 2014, 1:58 AM 2
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It's the time for Europeans to support domestic Nokia rather than worshipping the Americans' icrap.
posted on Dec 22, 2014, 1:59 AM 6
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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 Dec 22, 2014, 2:28 AM 8
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6 inch 4K display, Snd 810, 4gb ram , stereo speakers, big battery, Nice cams, fingerprint sensor and ....... ı want this phone nokia
posted on Dec 22, 2014, 5:42 AM 1
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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 Dec 22, 2014, 8:13 AM 0
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