7.14.2016

The first Nokia Android smartphone, specs and features






Nokia for a while might have gone into hiding, but not never lost the trust and loyalty it built with customers. As a result of a sale by Microsoft and a subsequent deal between Nokia and HMD, we're soon going to see the first Android Nokia smartphone, and it's rumored to be called the Nokia C1 or Nokia P1.

There had been some speculations about a new Nokia handset which have been circulating for a few months now, and have acquired potent relevancy since Microsoft sold its feature phone assets to FIG Mobile Ltd. and HMD Global, Oy.

In late May, Nokia issued a press release announcing that not only would it be returning to the smartphone arena, but that its new line of devices would come running Android.

In early July, leaked images of a device bearing Nokia branding, deemed to be the Nokia P1, appeared online, creating a lot of buzz. These images turned out to be the Sharp Aquos P1. Sharp is also owned by Foxconn, which ties it together with Nokia. 

Many have suggested that the Sharp Aquos P1 will be rebranded as the Nokia P1 for launch in Europe later this year, but there is no concrete evidence to back this up.

A device named the Nokia C1 has been the long-running subject of rumors and leaks, and looks like a good bet, along with the Nokia P1, for the final name of the device. However, not much has been heard regarding this model in recent months.

Despite the heady announcement from Nokia, we might have to wait a little while until we see the Android Nokia make an appearance on the market. The device is strongly rumored to have been in the works for a while now, but the formal dotting and crossing on contracts is yet to be concluded with Microsoft, and Nokia has given no indication of when we can expect to see the next-generation devices arrive.

Given the tie with Foxconn, and Nokia's popularity in the Asian and emerging markets, the price of the Nokia C1 is likely to be affordable, falling below the flagship standard of around $750. However, this is pure speculation at this point.

Nokia C1 specs
Nokia C1 included two variants of the device, one measuring 5, the other 5.5 inches. The smaller of the two was said to harbor 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage. The larger of the two is rumored to benefit from 3 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage.

The 5-inch C1 was said to have an 8 MP rear camera with a 5 MP front-facing selfie shooter. The 5.5-inch model, on the other hand, was pegged as having a 13 MP rear camera.

The company, which was once the largest manufacturer in the world of mobile phones, sold its handset business to the tech giant Microsoft in 2014. However, Nokia got their patent and began preparing a return to the market through brand licensing and currently gets most of its revenue from telecommunications equipment.

Nokia HMD plans to produce mobile phones and tablets that can enlarge the Nokia brand value in global markets,” said Ramzi Haidamus, head of Nokia’s patent unit.

According to the sources, HMD plans to invest $500 million over the next three years just to develop and promote the products. The funds will apparently come from the investors and the profits will come from the newly-acquired feature phone business.

The HMD is a newly established company, controlled by Smart Connect, an investment fund managed by Jean-Francois Baril, the former employee of Nokia. Moreover, the Finnish multinational communications and information technology company Nokia still did not give any details about releases of new handsets. So, it is still under wraps that what version of Android Nokia will offer in its upcoming smartphones.

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