Not long ago, Nokia’s CEO Rajeev Suri confirmed that the company will be releasing a slew of devices in 2016 under its own brand. In any case, the company will not be able to release devices in 2015. This is apparently because the Finnish tech giant cannot utilize its brand until Q4 2016, thanks to the agreement between Nokia and Microsoft. Following the confirmation, a slew of purported images pertaining to the upcoming Nokia C1 surfaced in September. And now, a new render shows the possibility of two variants of the C1.
According to an unnamed tipster cited by Nokia Power User, one of the two Nokia C1 variants will be running the Android OS, while the other will utilize Windows 10 Mobile to cater to different markets. Even though, earlier rumors pointed to an Android variant, the Windows powered model is quite new. But then, Suri had earlier hinted the possibility of Microsoft’s involvement in the upcoming phones when talking to a German publication: "We will look for suitable partners. Microsoft makes mobile phones. We would simply design them and then make the brand name available to license."
Meanwhile, readers can check out the attached image above to see the difference in the home screens of the two devices. One of handsets clearly has Windows tiles, whereas the other shows Nokia Z Launcher for Android OS.
Based on the earlier leaks, NDTV said that the alleged Nokia C1 will feature a pocket-friendly 5.0-inch display, with FHD screen resolution. The device will reportedly sport an 8-megapixel primary camera and a generous 5-megapixel front-facing snapper for selfies.
On the software end, Marshmallow will apparently be the version of Android OS believed to be part of the upcoming device. Under the hood, the smartphone will reportedly come powered by an Intel chipset and will be backed by 2 GB of RAM. In any case, readers are advised to take the reported Nokia C1 specifications and render with the proverbial pinch of salt as the Finnish tech giant has not confirmed any information so far.