2016 Nokia C1 Android Smartphone Will Come in Two Sizes?

I miss Nokia.

To be specific, I miss Nokia of old; The pre-Lumia days before their mobile business was fully acquired by Microsoft just to be rendered inutile.

I'm not sure if you'll agree with me but the handset industry is just not the same without the Finnish Giant. Sure, there are more players in the market now but I don't know, it's just not as exciting as before.

Yesterday, when I saw this supposed leaked photo of what's already being called 'Nokia C1' on various tech sites, it's as if somebody gave me a slice of lasagna or a bar of Toblerone.

Nokia C1, 2016 Nokia Android Smartphone

It looks beautiful, don't you think? Heck, I hope it's for real.

Various sources claim that this budget-friendly smartphone will come in two sizes: A 5-inch model and a 5.5-inch phablet variant. The smaller version, they say, will have an 8 MegaPixel rear cam plus a 5MP selfie shooter in front and will be have a 2GB RAM and 32GB ROM combo. On the other hand, the larger model will have a 13 MP plus 5 MP camera set-up and 3GB of RAM complemented by 64GB of internal storage. Not bad if each of them is going to cost less than $250.

In Q4 2016, the clause in the Microsoft acquisition contract preventing Nokia from releasing smartphones without the Redmond Giant's supervision will finally expire. The former top handset maker in the world will soon be free again; Free to come up to devices that can help them reclaim their lost glory -- if they're still interested in it.

Insiders say that Nokia C1 should be able to run both Android and Windows 10 mobile operating systems. I prefer Android only because it has a wider and more dynamic ecosystem. Frankly, I have yet to try out Windows 10 on a handset; I'm cool with the desktop version -- though, I still prefer working on a Windows 7 laptop, straight-forward, no-frills. Maybe Nokia can make C1 a Dual Boot device; I'd love that.

Anyway, I just want Nokia back in the smartphone game. Whatever OS they choose, I just want them here.

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