It is known that Microsoft has its own operating system, Windows 10 Mobile, which is slowly rolling out to the Lumia devices, after it was introduced on the Lumia 950 and 950 XL. But if you remember the “Nokia X” line of mid-range smartphones, then you know that they ran on a different platform, Google’s Android OS. It seems that Microsoft hasn’t learned from its failure and now it’s preparing another Android smartphone, which will be called Nokia C1.
Apparently, the Nokia C1 will be available in two variants of sizes and one of the models will run on Android 5.0 Lollipop, while the other will come loaded with Windows 10, but it will be available only in selected markets. It’s a little early to know all the details about this phone, but according to NokiaPowerUser, the smartphone will have a 5-inch screen and a 5.5-inch screen with a Full HD resolution.
GSMArena has posted some leaked images of the device, and its back seems to be made of plastic and will be available in four colors (black, white, pink and pale orange), but only if Microsoft won’t change its mind and choose other shades. The sides appear to be covered with a metal frame and the corners are rounded. GSMArena claims that the small version with a 5-inch screen will support a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels at 294 ppi, using the IPS technology which gives colder tones. The phablet will most likely support a Full HD resolution, but nothing has been confirmed yet.
Also, the smaller version will house 32GB of internal memory, which will be coupled with 2GB of RAM, while the phablet will support 3GB of RAM and the internal memory will be double. The processor will be an Intel, but we’re waiting for a confirmation from Microsoft.
The front camera will be 5MP on both variants, but it will be combined with 8MP (the small version) or 13MP (the phablet), and the rear camera will sit in the upper left corner. The connectivity options will include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0, A2DP and GPS, and the device will include a microUSB v2.0 port.