The rumored Nokia C1 has been appearing in web leaks since last year, and now a new render of the smartphone has surfaced on the Internet. To everyone’s surprise, the leaked render shows the smartphone running Windows 10 Mobile, which suggests the device is likely to come in both Android as well Windows 10 variants.
The latest leaked render for the Nokia C1 shows the device White, Gold, Grey and Pink color variants. The unit in the front shows the smartphone running the Nokia Z launcher for Android, while the one in the background is seen running Windows 10 Mobile. The source who leaked the image claims that smartphone will have two variants accordingly.
Though so far, all previous rumors have only suggested Android and the fact that Nokia decided to use Windows Phone as its OS of choice instead of Android undeniably led to the Finnish manufacturer’s demise. Going by past leaks and rumors, the Nokia C1 is rumored to get a 5-inch FHD display, an 8-megapixel rear camera, and a 5-megapixel front-facing shooter. It is expected to run Android 6.0 Marshmallow out-of-the-box. Earlier reports have also tipped that the Nokia C1 will be powered by an Intel chipset bundled with 2GB of RAM.
It’s worth pointing out that Nokia cannot use its brand-name on smartphones until the last quarter of 2016. Though despite the fiasco, it seems Nokia wants to get back in the game as the company announced earlier this year that it intends to adopt the brand licensing model.
Nokia will most probably follow the same strategy for its upcoming handsets as it did with its N1 tablet, launched earlier this year. The tablet was manufactured and distributed by Foxconn, as Nokia was only responsible for its designing and branding. It saves the company from the hassles involved the production process, though still allows the company to retains its brand value and have control over the hardware design. It allows Nokia to make sure that the final product still resonates with the company’s iconic brand name.