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

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



36. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

Well I thought that this C1 thing is gonna happen even if it's just a Foxconn job? 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.

33. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

29. greenelektron

Posts: 537; Member since: Sep 10, 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.

28. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

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

27. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 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.

26. x88yunkw

Posts: 134; Member since: Aug 20, 2012

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

25. Donbenie

Posts: 265; Member since: Aug 04, 2013

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

24. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 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

35. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 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...

23. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

Yuck design. Stay away from android.

18. laughmi

Posts: 283; Member since: Oct 28, 2014

PA again spreading rumors! Sigh!!

17. Oğuzhan_77

Posts: 112; Member since: Nov 18, 2013

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

20. afegit

Posts: 45; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

um, no.

16. sniperdroid

Posts: 146; Member since: May 23, 2013

Looks like the iPhone 6 to me.

12. fouadqr

Posts: 326; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

Nokia one thing u need to do ... Don't use the rounded design !!!!

9. AME85

Posts: 42; Member since: Dec 16, 2014

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

6. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

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

8. Manti123

Posts: 207; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

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

10. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 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.

31. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

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

32. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 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.

13. mittalmailbox

Posts: 52; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

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

15. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Right, but… with an American OS! ;)

5. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 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.

14. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

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

3. umarmughal

Posts: 20; Member since: Aug 27, 2014

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

21. Malcolm.Merlyn

Posts: 160; Member since: Sep 28, 2014

Maybe in a parallel universe.

22. x_maly_x

Posts: 72; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

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

30. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

they will for sure............soon just launch Nokia N10 (powered by android) ^^^^^^200 millions and up.....

2. Industriality

Posts: 131; Member since: Sep 08, 2014

And it looks PHAT.

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