Everyone knows that Nokia is unable to make smartphones until next year, due to their devices division being obtained by Microsoft. Since the start of 2016 is only 5 months away, Nokia might be gearing up to enter the market again by possibly coming out with the “Nokia C1”.
UPDATE (09/08/2015 10:30ET): It appears these may just be fan renders by Kim Wayne who posted these to Behance near the end of August.
The device will apparently be running Android just like the Nokia X, XL, and N1. As far as specs go, there isn’t much known about is since the phone only has renders at the moment, but there was talk about them before. The phone will come with a 5 inch screen with 720p resolution. An Intel processor will be inside with 2GB of RAM combined with an 8 megapixel camera rear facing camera and a 5 megapixel front facing camera. No word if a Carl Zeiss lens is on board too, but considering the fact that it’s a Nokia device, it’s a good chance the lens should be there.
From the render above, the phone looks super thin. The design is pretty simple as there isn’t much going on. It also looks like no USB Type C nor word of fast charging. If the phone does pan out, then it may be manufactured by another company with Nokia being part design and licensing.
Nokia’s CEO Rajeev Suri did let it be known that the company would be coming out with new devices next year, but will the Nokia C1 be the first announced or will it be another device we haven’t heard of yet? Guess we’ll just have to wait and see until next year.
With any other leaks or rumors, you know to take this information with a grain of salt. Do you think Nokia should get back in the smartphone market and steer towards Android phones instead of Windows Phones? Let us know by leaving your comment below, or on Google+, Facebook, or Twitter.Source: GSMArena