The Nokia C1 isn’t expected until next year as one of the flagships that would mark the return of the Nokia brand under HMD Global to the market. The device has now appeared in a leak showing the renders as well as some of the key specs the device is expected to sport.
The renders appeared on Weibo and looked more like a concept design than a real smartphone. There is an unusually high screen to body ratio, with the display almost taking the entire screen up front. There is no physical home key while the front camera and another sensor lie at either end of the display’s top with an unusually long speaker aperture at the middle. There is another similar one at the bottom edge as well.
There are capacitive buttons at the side and at the rear, there is a dual camera setup with an LED flash on the left side and another longer LED flash at the right side. The upper camera which is likely the main shooter is bigger than the one lying under it, but both cameras are round.
Also, the image contains a couple of key specs of the Nokia C1 and from the records, the device will be powered by a Snapdragon 830 flagship chip with 4GB RAM onboard. There are three storage versions with 32GB, 64GB and 128GB storage options. The device is also expected to run Android 7.1 Nougat out-of-the-box.
Further, there is a dual camera setup at the rear with a 12 + 16MP sensor combination. The rear camera also contains a Xenon flash with triple LED. Up front, there is a modest 5MP camera for selfies. In addition, there is a 3,210mAh battery crammed inside the device. The Nokia C1 is also expected to feature a USB Type-C port even though there is still what looks like a 3.5mm audio jack.
The Nokia C1 is expected in the first quarter of 2017 and with this unique design, we cannot but expect a sleek and hot-selling device.