Here is the Nokia C1 - real-life images of Nokia's first real Android smartphone appear

Here is the Nokia C1 - real-life images of Nokia's first real Android smartphone appear
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 leader is not barred from putting its name on other kinds of mobile devices. That's the reason why we got a little bit surprised by the Android-powered tablet, the Nokia N1, which clearly showed the company's intention of launching a crusade onto the Android scene.

The rumor mill has been constantly feeding us with speculations that Nokia might have an Android-powered smartphone running stock Android with its own Z Launcher atop - the Nokia C1. It already appeared in a few promising renders a dew days ago, and these seem to be mostly on point with the two brand new real-life images that just popped up in the wild. 

What these show us is a sleek device with seemingly-promising screen-to-body size ratio and on-screen navigation buttons that is running Android. Design-wise, it bears a lot of similarities with the Nokia N1 tablet, but in a smaller form factor, naturally.

We expect the device to have the following specs: a 5-inch display, an Intel Atom chipset, paired with 2 GB of RAM, and an 8 MP camera, coupled with a 5 MP front camera. As you can see, it won't probably be a high-end device, but merely an entry-level mid-range one.

There is zero info on its potential announcement and release date just yet. As the Nokia N1 got unveiled on November 18, 2014, but got out on the market a couple of months later on, we don't rule out the possibility that Nokia could announce its return sometime in one or two months' time. 

Disclaimer: Upon closer inspection, we believe that the images right below are renders.

Are you excited already?


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36 Comments

1. tango_charlie

Posts: 347; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

First step: Create market awareness that Nokia is back. How? decent hardware and design at an attractive price point (like N1 table). Second step: Expand to more models in more price segments -> low-high-end. third step: Establish a premium Nokia brand/model and start to make money

8. -Shadow-

Posts: 95; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

Its sad how fast Nokia fell down , hopefully they will return but it wont be easy. And by the way Nokia already has a C1 symbian phone from the past, i used one for nearly 1 year

9. MSi_GS70 unregistered

And then increase the price..

10. kabad

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 07, 2015

do u have the N1

11. kabad

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 07, 2015

do u have the N1 i want to buy it

39. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

of course this phone will cheap in price.........like N1 tab

2. FoneAddict

Posts: 263; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

A BIG welcome back Nokia, we've missed you. Microsoft tried their best to kill you but you managed to survive.

4. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Not again...

3. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Looks like a Lumia....

5. Stagueve

Posts: 55; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

Sorry but fan-made, again... twitter.com/Kimwaynec/status/640747449829560320

6. jojon

Posts: 421; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

..another Android phone, just what the world wants

7. Settings

Posts: 2942; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

I hope it's a "premium" device

13. avishekmukherjee

Posts: 362; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

welcome back #NOKIA

14. amanjain1

Posts: 56; Member since: Apr 28, 2015

All hail the king!

15. pureviewuser

Posts: 501; Member since: Nov 11, 2012

Nokia running android ? No way should redo symbian.

38. Kriksis

Posts: 94; Member since: Aug 27, 2012

Snapdragon 820 with 4 GB of ram, 32 GB built in memory all in a form of a proper communicator with physical QWERTY keyboard running updated Symbian... I would buy one in a heart beat...

16. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1244; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

That looks like it could be any chinese phone from the last 4 years.

17. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

WOW!!!

18. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

It's too little too late. Nokia is a joke now because they only have the brand name, all patents and factories were sold to Microsoft. Although it's under Nokia name, all parts are from low quality Chinese tech which we all know, has a widespread records of flaw. To put it in a nutshell, Nokia is already dead, it's being forgotten. Only Samsung and LG are the saviours of tech world.

25. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

And the designs and technologies that made Nokia stand out - the vibrant colors and PureView cameras - are on MS Lumias. I know it pains the Nokia fans greatly, but MS owns the Nokia legacy. Face it folks, a name is not a company.

26. meanestgenius

Posts: 21353; Member since: May 28, 2014

http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSBRE9820ZZ20130903 http://readwrite.com/2013/09/03/what-microsoft-did-and-didnt-buy-with-its-nokia-acquisition Microsoft DID NOT buy all 30,000 of Nokia's patents. True, they did get the design patents, but they didn't get every Nokia patent.

28. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

We really need a guy like you in these articles, just to teach those Samsung trolls a good lesson

29. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

You started to be scared, huh? Don't worry, this is not company soon, but your killer smasher monster is coming in two days. Cry on the next financial report for the miserable Note 5 selling rate.

33. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

*not coming soon

37. hemedans

Posts: 746; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

All patents? Nokia is steal leader in mobile phone patents, no phone can be made without nokia technologies. Apple, samsung, lg, qualcom, htc, blackberry and many use nokia patents

19. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Eewww. That phone doesn't look good on any level. Looks super cheap and most of the folks that made Nokia great are gone. No thanks... Nokia should stay dead like the ngage

31. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

This is a low end phone, and Nokia is immortal

35. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

That's what I thought about Oldsmobile.

41. kozza3

Posts: 777; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

tried clicking "Eewww."

20. xdza1979

Posts: 296; Member since: Aug 08, 2015

Looks nice, just plz dont make it bulky or thick as always Nokia.

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