When Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) sold its smartphone division to Microsoft, there was a non-compete clause embedded in it, which will expire in 2016 after which it is speculated Nokia will re-enter the smartphone space. The speculations could turn true as now we have the first images of the Nokia’s upcoming smartphone, which will be based on Android. The device, Nokia C1 is expected to arrive next year.
Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) has been denying, but at-last the first Android handset from Nokia has been spotted on the Internet. There are a lot of similarities in the design of the Nokia N1 tablet, but in a smaller form, naturally. A deep look into the device is provided by some of the purported Nokia C1 live images. The leaked images show a sleek device with attractive screen-to-body size ratio and on-screen navigation buttons running on Android. The images have come from mobilissimo (via GSMDome).
Not much is known about the device for now, but the device is expected to sport a 5-inch capacitive touch-screen display that supports HD (720p) resolution. The device could come with a 5MP front camera and an 8MP rear camera. Though not confirmed as of now, the upcoming Nokia device could include an Intel Atom chipset, 2GB of RAM and will run the Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Such specs suggest the device will be an entry to mid-range.
Nokia going Android
Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) appears all set to launch a crusade into the Android scene as is evident from the launch of the Android-powered tablet, the Nokia N1. The Finnish firm already developed an Android tablet called Nokia N1, which it released in China last year. It was an all-metal slate, and it received a good response in China, but was not launched globally.
The information on the potential announcement and release dates of the device are not at all available for now. The firm unveiled Nokia N1 tablet on November, 2014, and it was out in the market a few months later, therefore, it can be expected that the firm will announce its return in the next one or two months.