Nokia's first true Android phone, the C1, leaks out in pretty renders

Nokia's first true Android phone, the C1, leaks out in pretty renders
This is a concept render of a purported Nokia C1 Android phone, based on rumors and leaked schematics.

Nokia's smartphone probation, as per the contract with Microsoft, will soon be running out, and the company will soon be legally able to make an Android handset. It is not wasting time designing it, either, it seems. After the interesting N1 Android tablet, it might release a Nokia C1 - its first Android smartphone from Nokia's new era. We saw it leaked back in December in some crude concept schematics, and now these have been fleshed out in a concept render by graphics artist Kim Wayne from all sides.

First off, the Nokia C1 is shown as a rather thin machine, with what looks like a fine screen-to-body ratio. This usually indicates a unibody design, and that's what the sources claim the C1 will have indeed. To those looking for some major specs spill, the Nokia C1 isn't a flagship, but rather a good-looking entry level Android, with a 5.0-inch HD display, an Intel Atom chipset, paired with 2 GB of RAM, and an 8 MP camera, coupled with a 5 MP front camera. 

Nothing really exciting, but the sheer Nokia nostalgia might make an alleged C1 a hit when it lands, if it is reasonably priced, no matter if it looks like the concept render here or not. As to when will it be announced and released, there's no info just yet, though we certainly hope it will be in time for Android's 6.0 Marshmallow release in the fall.


source: @Kimwaynec (Twitter) via G4Games


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51 Comments

1. kobainez

Posts: 454; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

those bezels

6. Topcat488

Posts: 1411; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

You've made yourself unclear about "those bezels"... Which in my opinion are GREAT... THIS IS THE PHONE AND OPERATING SYSTEM,,, Nokia should have used from the START! Instead of going the Micro$oft way. Hope you can make a GREAT COMEBACK NOKIA. O.o

30. Cheezwiz

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

party foul for the "$" That said, I totally agree about the bezels. Looks great--alot like the much ballyhooed tablet that continually sold out in seconds.

41. engineer-1701d unregistered

i seen a apple law suit. but not sure on how i feel about this phone

2. blackadamFTW

Posts: 28; Member since: Aug 27, 2015

Bezels are beautiful but that's the tiniest camera I've ever seen haha

5. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

I think they lost all their PureView technology in the Microsoft sale. The camera humps on those new MS Lumias are, well, Nokia-like.

15. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Probably not a 5.0-inch smartphone.

33. Guaire

Posts: 850; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

6.7 inch if you take 3.5mm audio jack as reference.

20. Shubham412302

Posts: 546; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

it seems like renders of 6" device rather than 5"

3. MahmoudHamsharii

Posts: 70; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

A perfect screen to body ratio, slim design.

4. tango_charlie

Posts: 347; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

looks like a Meizu handset

9. Bondurant

Posts: 761; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Not at all.

21. carlemillward unregistered

I thought it was a Meizu article when I saw the thumbnail.

10. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

I hope they will join Meizu and will not make phone on their own. Meizu is capable of delivering pretty damn specs in budget price. Nokia-Meizu will be a formidable force to reckon

16. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Would be better if they join with their former team from Jolla, and help them to develop Sailfish OS to become a serious competitor to Android.

35. Doakie

Posts: 2465; Member since: May 06, 2009

Are you serious? You must be setting up for a joke. Nokia has already had too many failures on other Operating Systems.... Time to back the winning OS.

37. Niva.

Posts: 440; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

Yeah, it makes me sad to agree with you. I do hope they stick to AOSP though.

7. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Let clueless company that manufactures phones but never designs anything design and engineer your phone, sell your logo and name and slap on it. TA TAA! New "nokia" phone in 2016.

12. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

I bet Martin Cooper won't say that. And if the so called "clueless company" is the one who designed this, then they must have pretty good designers. But I do believe that Nokia has also joined in designing this beautiful phone.

17. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

You do realise old nokia talents are now working at microsoft. Nokia name means s**t without the people who made those amazing phones. I am pretty sure the telecommunication part of nokia never designed a phone when nokia mobile was there. So ye

26. JonHolstein

Posts: 43; Member since: Aug 20, 2015

No, most people working at Nokia were fired even before the mobile devices department was sold off.

39. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

And after it has been sold , a lot of them was fired by the new MS CEO. ( I am not sure if they were moved to USA and then get fired which make it even worse)

45. abc_xyz

Posts: 17; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

You do realise that old nokia talent has been fired by Microsoft. Nokia name may means nothing to you but Nokia name still means a lot to general population of world. Moreover only few people know that Microosft acquired Nokia handset division, so these Nokia Android phones will most probably be a success.

46. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

95% of the talent Microsoft acquired from Nokia are now on unemployment, so your comment is DOA. Nokia designed this and it will be built with partners in China with their supervision. NEWS FLASH...NO DIFFERENT THAN BEFORE! All companies do this...build everything in China. As a matter of fact, I hope Foxconn is in on this. The iPhone is good looking and we'll built. If it's Meizu, so be it then. No different than a Moto these days, Mr. Cooper...designed in Chicago, built in Beijing. The days of U.S. built Moto's and Euro built Nokia's have been long gone. Move on, Coop. You're a fossil...

50. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

the only difference is that nokia has no power over the distributing of this design,, however if they design it well it shouldn't matter hopefully and to martin_cooper majority of the nokia senior designers stayed at nokia and the rest were fired by Microsoft

8. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

Damn you Elop. This was the way Nokia should have been going in the first place...And damn it looks nice.

11. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

This is a phablet, just by looking the on-screen button arrangement.

13. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Damn, I wonder when we will see a new flagship from them. But anyways, all hail king Nokia!

14. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Must be an inaccurate render, all they did was reshape the N1 and reposition the camera and flash.

18. danielxxi

Posts: 183; Member since: Feb 13, 2013

Looks like iPhone 5C

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