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Nokia C1 Specs & Rumors: Leaked Render Shows Smartphone Running Windows 10, Android OS

The Nokia C1 is rumored to be the first smartphone to bear the Finnish manufacturer's logo ever since the company was acquired by Microsoft in 2014. Now, a new render has emerged online, revealing what eager fans can expect of the handset's design. 

The leak marks the fourth time a picture is claimed to show the C1. One of them was eventually debunked while the other three featured differently designed handsets. At the moment, it's still anyone's guess which of them is actually the C1.

As for the newest entry, NokiaPowerUser noted that it came from a first-time tipster, which devalues the credibility of the image even more. Another interesting tidbit is that the C1 is portrayed running on both Windows 10 Mobile and Android OS. The former on the background while the latter on the foreground.

The tipster seems to suggest that there will be two versions of the C1, one running each mobile operating system from Microsoft and Google. However, all prior rumors have only mentioned Android thus far. Also, Nokia has yet to comment on whether or not it plans to revert back into making Windows-based smartphones.

The C1 sports a five-inch IPS LCD screen with 720 x 1280 HD resolution display, 2GB of RAM and 32GB of native storage. Under the hood is an unnamed Intel chipset while the handset's lights are kept on by a non-removable Li-Ion battery. Camera combo is at eight and five megapixels, per the latest specs sheet from GSM Arena.

It's worth mentioning that Nokia can't use its brand on smartphones until the last quarter of 2016. This is due to its devices and services division being acquired by Microsoft. Earlier this year, The Finnish company announced that it plans to get back in the smartphone market by licensing designs to mobile manufacturers.

"We were in a position before where we had a terrific collaborative relationship where we planned our roadmaps together. They were aware of what we were doing on the OS, and we were aware of their phone lineup," Microsoft developer Joe Belfiore said to BGR about collaborating with Nokia. "We went back and forth on what would be good investments to make and I expect that to continue. We are trying to do that better and better with other hardware manufacturers as well."

Nokia, once the envy of the mobile world, lost its appeal when it decided to ship Windows phone handsets instead of adapting to the Android trend a few years back. Now, the company's upcoming smartphones will run on Android.

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