Nokia C1 smartphone leaked, will reportedly run Android


nokia c1 leak

Nokia’s N1 Android tablet was the company’s first device since splitting off from Microsoft, but the group is already reportedly working on a follow-up. This time around it’s a smartphone — allegedly dubbed the Nokia C1 — and it could be on its way in 2015.

Microsoft’s contract with Nokia prohibits them from manufacturing smartphones until 2016, but apparently their manufacturing deal with Foxxcon (who produces the Nokia N1) gives them a legal loophole to provide a smartphone with their name on it well before that.

So what should we be expecting? Well, the Nokia N1 wasn’t very exciting in terms of raw specs and features, so we wouldn’t expect much different from a smartphone counterpart. That said, Nokia’s likely going to put something together that’ll go easy on the wallets and still provide a capable smartphone experience.

The rumored specs sheet includes a 5-inch display with unknown resolution, an Intel chipset, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage and an 8 megapixel camera. The software is likely to consist of Android 5.0 Lollipop with Nokia’s Z Launcher placed on top.

It’s possible we could see Nokia making a trip to 2015’s CES, and we wouldn’t be surprised if they had this very device in tow. That said, there’s no solid information on when, exactly, they’ll announce it, nor is it clear when it’ll be available. It’ll be interesting to see what they’ve come up with, though if the iPad-like N1 is anything to go by then there might not be much to talk about when it’s all said and done.

[163 Tech via GSM Arena]

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. What happened to all that peeing to stay warm stuff?

    1. The pee is all blown Microsoft way.

    2. Microsoft crapped themselves and nobody cares about a bit of pee anymore

  2. The argument that Vanjoki is making here is that handset makers are condemning themselves to permanent low profitability because the Android OS doesn’t allow manufacturers to differentiate their product from the competition. Fair point, and a criticism that can be leveled at the Microsoft mobile platform too

  3. Anssi Vanjoki, outgoing head of Nokia’s smartphone division, likens mobile phone makers that adopt Google’s software to Finnish boys who”pee in their pants” for warmth in the winter. Temporary relief is followed by an even worse predicament.

  4. I’m sure it will allot better than most Shamesung phones.

    1. Why are you even on this site?

      1. Because i can. You mad?

        1. what the hell are u going here?
          OMG you are a closet android fanboy lol!
          I’m screen-shooting this :)

          1. My message is still the same? What is there to screen shot? lol,

          2. yeah they did ban screen shots they SUCK for that!
            I was OWNING your post on a daily with those lol!
            anyways, rock on! :)

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          4. That was unusually mean of you Papadoc!
            not cool!

          5. “I’m not even trying anymore at BGR, lol.”

            Kill yourself, trollfag.

    2. I’m going to buy another Samsung in addition to my Note 4 and Edge just to be awkward.

  5. yes its good to see from Nokia going towards Android software that is good for itself as technology is getting advance day by day. Cicret is a company that is going to launch a smart phone in a bracelet shape after completing donation that displays on a wrist by using mini projectors. The detail is in the link below.
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  6. That slide could use a few more hashtags….


  7. i’d buy one for nostalgia. i loved my 3650, 6800 and E-70.

    1. Same here

  8. Looks like a phone to match their sleek tablet coming next year. It will never be on verizon so who cares?

    1. Uuuhhh… Maybe people who aren’t on the greediest, most full of crap network in the Western Hemisphere?

  9. “and it could be on its way in 2015” No we will not see a Nokia phone until Q4 2016.

    “Microsoft’s contract with Nokia prohibits them from manufacturing smartphones until 2016, but apparently their manufacturing deal with Foxxcon (who produces the Nokia N1) gives them a legal loophole to provide a smartphone with their name on it well before that.” Completely false.

    1. Proof or gtfo. Don’t need wiseguys pointing out imaginary factual mistakes. People that do that are almost as annoying as the trolls like PapaSnarf.

  10. a bit too late unfortunately….I loved my Lumia 925 for the 2 months I had it. Only got rid of it because of the lack of an appstore….I hope they succeed with this one but the specs are lacking. They really need to go all out and build in moderate numbers.

    1. well it really all depends on if they pushing for flagship status or mid range

      1. Mid range I’d guess.

        But once 2016 comes… well, it could be exciting!

  11. I don’t want to be THAT guy, but that does look a lot like the iPhone 5C. Not surprising given the N1’s undeniable similarities to the iPad mini

    1. if its 4.7″ i’m getting one

      1. Get a Nexus5 or Nexus6 instead. It’s much better.

        1. i doubt you can say that for sure, when the thing hasn’t released yet.

          1. I’ve had a Nexus6 for about 2.5 weeks now. they’re great! and the Nexus5 is still for sale on the play store. the N6 gets limited stock every wednesday before they sell out. eventually demand and supply will normalize on the N6.

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