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Check out the photos and specs of the brand new Nokia C1 smartphone. Reuters

From the legal point of view, Nokia is reportedly not allowed to build smartphones until 2016. This is precisely because of the “acquisition deal” tied to Microsoft. But then, this deal apparently allows Nokia to put the company name on mobile-based devices. And this is where the new “Nokia C1” phablet comes into play.

In 2014, the Finland-based tech giant released an Android device in the form of the well-received Nokia N1. After nearly 10 months, the company is apparently gearing up to release the Nokia C1, according to China’s CNMO. The C1 runs on Android, similar to the N1. To be specific, the upcoming device is believed to run stock Android firmware along with its own Z Launcher on top of it.

Meanwhile, two new live Nokia C1 photos have allegedly cropped up showing the device like never-before. Going by the images, the Nokia C1 comes across as a sleek phone bundled with impressive screen-to-body size ratio. The device also features on-screen navigation buttons, seen in other Android devices.

Speaking of design, the C1 looks a lot like the tablet Nokia N1. However, the form factor is comparatively small owing to the fact that the C1 is a phone.

Phone Arena, on the other hand, said that the Nokia C1 specifications could include a 5-inch display. Under the hood, the phone will reportedly come powered by an Intel Atom processor and backed by 2 GB of RAM configuration.

When it comes to camera specification, the Nokia C1 will apparently sport an 8-megapixel rear-facing unit, in addition to a 5-megapixel front-facing snapper for selfies. This handset is believed to be a mid-range or an entry-level device.

The Nokia N1 was introduced in November 2014 and the handset hit the store shelves after a couple of months. Therefore, it is being speculated that the upcoming C1 could be unveiled sometime in the next two months timeframe.

Here are the photos of Nokia C1: