Nokia could return with a new Android smartphone in 2015
The Android-powered Nokia X family may have been swiftly killed off by Microsoft, but it seems Nokia may have more Android handsets up its sleeve. According to the image above, the company is planning a “Nokia C1” smartphone for 2015 that could be powered by an Intel processor and Android 5.0 Lollipop.
The terms of the Nokia’s deal with Microsoft prevent it from releasing a new smartphone until 2016. However, the company can launch products made by other manufacturers and stick its own logo on them. It’s thought that Nokia has used that loophole to create the Nokia C1, a device that will reportedly be made by Foxconn.
While the C1 is expected to be a little more exciting than the Nokia X lineup, it’s still not the high-end flagship we would like to see fro the Finnish firm, unfortunately — but perhaps that may come later. According to its leaked specifications sheet, it will have a 5-inch 720p display, an Intel chipset, 32GB of internal storage, and an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera.
The C1 is also expected to have a 5-megapixel camera on its front, and it could run Android 5.0 Lollipop with Nokia’s own Z Launcher pre-installed. The device, which kind of looks like an iPhone 5c without buttons in the image above, will reportedly make its debut in early 2015.