At one time, Nokia was regarded as the gold standard for mobile phones. They were incredibly reliable and incredibly durable. Don’t believe me? Just google search Nokia memes.


Now Nokia is known for making mobile devices for the pretty lackluster Windows mobile platform. But fear not, apparently Nokia is getting back in the game. Late last year our own Jalen Benjamin reported on a blurry leaked concept render of an Android phone called the C1.

The Nokia C1
The Nokia C1 may be Nokia’s next Android smartphone in early 2015.

Nokia was quick to come out and say that it was only a concept. After all, they have a non-compete clause in their partnership with Microsoft after selling them their mobile phone division. That clause expires at the end of the year.

There is also a rumor that they’ll go the route of their Android tablet the N1, which they designed, but had another manufacturer build. Apparently there is a loophole in their contract with Microsoft. They are only forbidden from manufacturing mobile devices.

Yesterday a C1 render was leaked on a Chinese Twitter-like site.

Nokia C1

The device appears to be very thin and the body is very reminiscent of the iPhone 6 and 6+. The screen has minimal bezels and appears to be a unibody construction.

If previous rumors are to be believed then it will debut with a 5″ 720p screen, an 8mp rear facing camera, a 5mp front facing camera, 2GB RAM, and an Intel Atom processor. Of course that would put it right smack dab in the lower mid-range budget smartphone market. That is if rumors are to be believed.

There’s not much more to be gleaned at this point, but here’s to hoping that we’ll see another bullet proof Nokia phone, this time running Android.

What do you think? Do you like the render? Would you consider buying this phone? Let us know in the comments below.

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