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

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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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posted on 04 Sep 2015, 09:26 1

1. kobainez (Posts: 442; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

those bezels

posted on 04 Sep 2015, 09:36 20

6. Topcat488 (Posts: 1396; Member since: 29 Sep 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

posted on 04 Sep 2015, 12:11 3

30. Cheezwiz (Posts: 430; Member since: 29 Dec 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.

posted on 04 Sep 2015, 19:19

41. engineer-1701d (unregistered)

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

posted on 04 Sep 2015, 09:29 8

2. blackadamFTW (Posts: 28; Member since: 27 Aug 2015)

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

posted on 04 Sep 2015, 09:35 4

5. roldefol (Posts: 4364; Member since: 28 Jan 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.

posted on 04 Sep 2015, 09:55

15. Felix_Gatto (Posts: 933; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)

Probably not a 5.0-inch smartphone.

posted on 04 Sep 2015, 13:02 4

33. Guaire (Posts: 729; Member since: 15 Oct 2014)

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

posted on 04 Sep 2015, 10:13 4

20. Shubham412302 (Posts: 450; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)

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

posted on 04 Sep 2015, 09:29 3

3. MahmoudHamsharii (Posts: 70; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)

A perfect screen to body ratio, slim design.

posted on 04 Sep 2015, 09:30 12

4. tango_charlie (Posts: 334; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)

looks like a Meizu handset

posted on 04 Sep 2015, 09:45

9. Bondurant (Posts: 572; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)

Not at all.

posted on 04 Sep 2015, 10:14 7

21. carlemillward (unregistered)

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

posted on 04 Sep 2015, 09:47 2

10. DoggyDangerous (Posts: 999; Member since: 28 Aug 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

posted on 04 Sep 2015, 09:58 1

16. Felix_Gatto (Posts: 933; Member since: 03 Jul 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.

posted on 04 Sep 2015, 13:52 5

35. Doakie (Posts: 2227; Member since: 06 May 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.

posted on 04 Sep 2015, 15:28 2

37. Niva. (Posts: 433; Member since: 05 Jan 2015)

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

posted on 04 Sep 2015, 09:40 7

7. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1599; Member since: 30 Jul 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.

posted on 04 Sep 2015, 09:54 2

12. Kruze (Posts: 1285; Member since: 30 Dec 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.

posted on 04 Sep 2015, 10:05 6

17. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1599; Member since: 30 Jul 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

posted on 04 Sep 2015, 11:23 8

26. JonHolstein (Posts: 43; Member since: 20 Aug 2015)

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

posted on 04 Sep 2015, 18:48 4

39. An.Awesome.Guy (Posts: 410; Member since: 12 Jan 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)

posted on 05 Sep 2015, 08:25 1

45. abc_xyz (Posts: 17; Member since: 22 Aug 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.

posted on 05 Sep 2015, 12:38 1

46. corporateJP (Posts: 2458; Member since: 28 Nov 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...

posted on 06 Sep 2015, 22:45

50. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1236; Member since: 30 Mar 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

posted on 04 Sep 2015, 09:41 5

8. RoboticEngi (Posts: 1045; Member since: 03 Dec 2014)

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

posted on 04 Sep 2015, 09:49 2

11. Felix_Gatto (Posts: 933; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)

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

posted on 04 Sep 2015, 09:55 2

13. Kruze (Posts: 1285; Member since: 30 Dec 2014)

Damn, I wonder when we will see a new flagship from them.

But anyways, all hail king Nokia!

posted on 04 Sep 2015, 09:55 3

14. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2223; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)

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

posted on 04 Sep 2015, 10:06 1

18. danielxxi (Posts: 183; Member since: 13 Feb 2013)

Looks like iPhone 5C

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