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

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36 Comments

1. iluvsonynokia

Posts: 161; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

2nd pic???

4. Aploine

Posts: 445; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

2nd pic looks useless and expensive. Nokia please come back, f the micowindow

7. Manti123

Posts: 207; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

C series is the midrange smartphone of Nokia.. N series is the high end. Also, bring back the great E series for high class business.

11. Aploine

Posts: 445; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

Other companies use the E for low-mid range devices. So it should be X, S or 90xx imo

19. hemedans

Posts: 755; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

N-series is multimedia smartphone E-series is business smartphone(usually made by alluminium)

34. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Render or not, the first phone is nice. The second one, not so much.

2. Industriality

Posts: 131; Member since: Sep 08, 2014

And it looks PHAT.

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.....

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

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! ;)

9. AME85

Posts: 42; Member since: Dec 16, 2014

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

12. fouadqr

Posts: 326; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

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

16. sniperdroid

Posts: 146; Member since: May 23, 2013

Looks like the iPhone 6 to me.

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.

18. laughmi

Posts: 283; Member since: Oct 28, 2014

PA again spreading rumors! Sigh!!

23. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

Yuck design. Stay away from android.

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...

25. Donbenie

Posts: 260; Member since: Aug 04, 2013

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

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