Nokia was once one of the biggest smartphone manufacturers out there. As competition got tougher, Nokia sold its mobile division to Microsoft meaning that it would no longer manufacturer smartphones. Through the deal, Nokia agreed not to re-enter the smartphone market until 2016. At first, it was clear that Nokia had no intentions of re-entering this space but as we get closer to 2016, it is clear that Nokia still wants to be a smartphone manufacturer.
Nokia already has an Android powered tablet, the Nokia N1, and the company is believed to be working on smartphones that will be powered by Android. Last week, we saw the first renders of Nokia’s Android Powered smartphones, the Nokia C1, and they are amazing.
Today, we have two images that show us what to expect when Nokia re-enters the smartphone market. From the images, it’s clear that Nokia will not leave anything to chance as it makes a comeback. The Nokia C1 looks absolutely beautiful and sleek with very thin bezels. This design is similar to the Nokia N1 tablet that was a hit in the market.
As for specs, the Nokia C1 is expected to have a 5 inch display with an unknown resolution. The phone will be powered by an Intel Atom processor with 2GB of RAM and unknown storage space. At the back of the Nokia C1 will be an 8MP camera with a 5MP front facing camera.
Price and Availability
Nokia has not officially revealed the price on the Nokia C1 but I expect it to have an entry level or mid-range price of probably less than or slightly above Ksh 20,000. We will keep you updated on this and the phone’s availability when we get the information.