As part of the Microsoft’s purchase of Nokia’s mobile division, the Finnish phone maker is not allowed to sell smartphones for a certain time period. That time period is now coming to an end, and Nokia is reportedly planning to sell an Android-powered smartphone. Now, renders of the rumoured device have surfaced online. The rumoured device is said to be called the “Nokia C1.”
The renders you see above were leaked by Chinese-speaking Weibo, China’s equivalent of Twitter. Back in December, we saw alleged schematics of the device, but it was rather crude. These new renders give us a better look at the device from every angle.
From what we can see, the Nokia C1 is a rather slim smartphone, with a pretty good screen to body ratio. This suggests that the device will come in a unibody design, which is what sources are claiming.
As for specs, the Nokia C1 is anything but a flagship. Instead, it seems to be an entry-level device that doesn’t look tacky at all. It is said to sport a 5-inch screen with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels (HD). Its camera combo consists of an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera for snapping better selfies. Under the hood is said to be an Intel Atom CPU, coupled with 2 GB of RAM. As for the version of Android that runs the C1, here’s hoping that the smartphone runs Android 6.0 (Marshmallow).
It is yet to be determined when Nokia is planning to lift the lid or launch the Nokia C1. Pricing is also yet to be determined. We’re guessing, however, that the device will be priced reasonably.
Although we’re not exactly sure if Nokia is planning to launch an Android-powered smartphone or not, it does make a lot of sense for the Finnish firm to do so. After all, it did launch the Nokia N1 tablet that is powered by tablet in select markets.
Nokia was once the dominant force in the mobile phone industry. But the question is, will Nokia regain its past glory with Android? Some say that it would have if only it adapted Android earlier. Others say that it just didn’t matter, since the consumer were more interested in other brands such as Apple and Samsung. We’re hoping Nokia gets back in the game with its rumoured Android-powered devices.
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