Ever since Nokia was acquired by Microsoft, there have been numerous rumors of it coming back to smartphone business. However, Nokia is contractually barred from manufacturing or selling any mobile device until Q4 2016. But Nokia can outsource its brand name to third party manufacturer and come out with new phones.
Nokia’s first ever Android based smartphone might just be around the corner if leaked images and specifications are to be believed. The Nokia C1 Android smartphone leaked images confirms rumors about Nokia’s decision to enter smartphone market by 2016.
Recently there have been many rumors on web about Nokia’s debut into Android smartphone space. Pictures of the alleged smartphone first surfaced on Chinese social media website Weibo.
As per the leaks, new Nokia C1 is likely to feature a 5-inch full-HD display, an 8-megapixel rear camera, and a 5-megapixel front-facing shooter. It will most likely be powered by an Intel chipset coupled with 2GB of RAM, and will probably run Android 6.0 Marshmallow out-of-the-box.
The new Nokia C1 Android smartphone is a very sleek device with minimal bezel and comes with on screen navigation button as visible in picture above.
Nokia, the Finnish company, which once upon a time was dominant force in mobile space, lost its place as it didn’t adopt Android and remained committed either to its own Symbian OS or Microsoft Windows mobile. While, Samsung adopted Android platform very early and became a dominant smartphone player within a very short span of time.