Back in November, Nokia surprised everyone by releasing first Android powered tablet called as the Nokia N1. Today, we have new reports which claim that the Finnish company is all set to launch another device in the market, this time a smartphone called as the Nokia C1.
A new set of images have cropped up online claiming to be the next Nokia smartphone. Judging from the device shown in the pictures, it looks like the C1 will have a similar design profile as its elder brother, the
N1 tablet. As for the specifications, the Nokia C1 smartphone will come with a 5-inch display on the front with an undisclosed resolution. Inside, there will be an Intel chipset mated with 2GB RAM and 32GB internal storage. At the back, there will be an 8MP camera while up front; you’ll get a 5MP shooter. The C1 will run on Android 5.0 Lollipop OS out of the box with Nokia’s Z launcher on top. This is the same launcher that the company released a few weeks back and is available to download from the Google Play Store.
Nokia’s comeback into the devices market was a surprise to everyone. A major part of the company including its devices and services department was acquired by the Redmond giant, Microsoft a few months back. According to the deal made between the two parties, Nokia was not allowed to manufacture devices such as smartphones or tablets for a given period of time (until 2016). So, the company could not legally manufacture and release a smartphone or even a tablet on its own.
As a workaround to this problem, the new Nokia, which was left of the once Finnish giant, just developed the Nokia N1 tablet. As the agreement only stopped the company from manufacturing devices, Nokia gave that job to the world’s largest contract manufacturer, Foxconn. In the end, the Nokia N1 tablet turned out well, thanks to its respectable specifications and a great design.
It came with a 7.9-inch 2K display with Gorilla Glass 3 protection and zero air gap technology. Inside, there is a 64-bit Intel Atom Z3580 processor clocked at 2.3GHz, 2GB RAM, 32GB inbuilt memory and 5300 mAh capacity battery. At the back, there is an 8MP camera while up front, there is a 5MP sensor.
If the rumored Nokia C1 smartphone turns out to be real and if the company prices it appropriately, fans may finally have the opportunity to buy an Android powered Nokia smartphone, although it might be a little too late to the party.
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