Nokia C1 image leaks, but does it have anything to do with reality?

Nokia C1 image leaks, but does it have anything to do with reality?

Nokia is planning a return in 2016, and it might be a thunderous one. An image of an alleged Nokia C1, a phone that is said to be the first one in Nokia's return as a phone maker, is making the rounds on Chinese Twitter equivalent Weibo.

Unfortunately, it's hard to tell whether this Nokia C1 leaked image has anything to do with reality and there are a couple of red flags to consider: first and foremost, it's the extremely weird positioning of the buttons with what looks like a power/lock key placed on the top right of the device, an awkward place that given the current size of smartphones would be impractical and not very likely. The volume keys are also weirdly pictured very high up and most importantly, they appear uncharacteristically tiny.

The image overall has a very artificial feel to it.

Its most quoted revelation is in the two images of the screen: one showing an Android interface (with Nokia's Z Launcher on top) and the other - a Windows one, with the suggestion being that this alleged Nokia C1 will come with a choice between one of the two operating systems. The handset is also rumored to be made by Chinese Foxconn OEM.

Final verdict about this particular image? We're very doubtful it's the real thing, but rumors about two operating systems and the Foxconn manufacturer might be right. In any case, it will still likely be a long way until any Nokia smartphone actually arrives: Nokia executives have said that their contractual agreements with Microsoft forbid them from releasing a phone until late 2016.

source: Weibo

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21 Comments

1. belosava

Posts: 127; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

fake ,

2. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Well, it's gonna be a fake render but the phones looks big and cool.

5. yann

Posts: 604; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

Looks like iPhone. I do not like too rounded phones. But overall looks ok.

9. SK_WS

Posts: 46; Member since: Apr 17, 2015

Basically a smaller version of the N1 tablet with an led flash and some more color options...

3. Arthurhkt

Posts: 717; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

I really wish that IF Nokia ever manufacturer a new phone again, especially with Android OS. I hope that they add up the Symbian UI to it, really love the Symbian UI, but it seem now is the generation of stock Android.

4. Dr.SamX

Posts: 233; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

Honestly, if Nokia would just put the latest hardware into an aluminium unibody and put stock Android and the Nokia logo on it, I suspect many people would be all over it!

8. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

The original Nokia was handed over to Microsoft. All the patents and assembled factories that people used to praise belong to Microsoft. Nokia today is just a fake name with some inferior hardware inside. Seriously, I think people needs to acknowledge this cheating propaganda and stop expecting too much.

12. funtikar

Posts: 25; Member since: May 05, 2012

thats what I thought too, this Nokia is trying to get into the game desperately.... people are expecting too much... using a battery guzzling SoC and this crappy eccentric UI just shows their incompetence in this current world... people want something usable,unique experience thats all bundled up nicely with the services at the core of it, although everyone says theyre looking at specs

20. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

Trying to get back into the game desperately ahahahaha Tell me why Nokia again why Nokia would be desperate to get back into a competitive low profit game, when they're doing stuff that's much more reliable and still very profitable like um I don't know building an optic fibre infrastructure and installing optic fiber for an entire country To them this is like a hobby a fan pleaser because as it currently stands if these phones outsell iPhones and galaxy Nokia would be making s**t all profit and if it doesn't sell they'll still make the same profit so I don't know about you but I can't seem to find the desperation here

6. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

Better than wp ! Give me back a 808 camera with Android in it and rules the world Nokia.

15. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

they should use their own signature design.......... i have feeling that they r ready to jump in Android........

19. MySchizoBuddy

Posts: 159; Member since: Aug 23, 2011

There is no Nokia brand anymore It's called Microsoft now.

7. Spedez

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

Fake. I'll buy C1 when it comes if the specs are decent.

10. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

It depends on who Nokia is whoring out their name to. If it's Foxconn again like the N1 tablet, then it will look exactly like an iPhone 6 or 7 because Foxconn is just going to use leftover iPhone parts that Apple tosses just like the N1 tablet used leftover ipad mini parts. Heck if HTC is desperate enough, they should license the Nokia name. Lol

11. Zylam

Posts: 1801; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

LOLOLOL nice, all of it. +1

13. toyboyz

Posts: 232; Member since: Jan 22, 2010

If this is real, well hello Nokia! :)

14. Ashoaib

Posts: 3260; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

If nokia will release lumia 1050 with android and top of the line display and SOC then it will be my immediate purchase

16. gauravbhakuni90

Posts: 28; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

Looks like mini version of N1

17. HTC_ONE_MAX

Posts: 161; Member since: Feb 06, 2015

The back looks like Sony Xperia Z5 trio while front like N1 “mini”.

21. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

Since when does Sony own metallic backs as it stands right now they haven't changed their design since the z2 the metal back isn't very unique to them Although with all said and done the z5 premuim looks very sexy

18. lenis

Posts: 6; Member since: Nov 26, 2015

This is fake (see the wp at the back) nokia won't use WP anymore, after being trojan-horsed by Microsoft and experience near-death experience.

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