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Additional images leak on rumored Nokia C1 smartphone

Additional images leak on rumored Nokia C1 smartphone
Additional images leak on rumored Nokia C1 smartphone
A 2016 launch is still a possibility from the Finnish developers.

We reported last year on several occasions about a potential 2016 Nokia re-entry into the smartphone market. The company's non-compete clause with Microsoft is expected to expire this year and previous rumors point to a new flagship smartphone ready for action as soon as Nokia is legally allowed to launch it without the Microsoft co-branding.

Still, there is evidence that Nokia will utilize up to three new designs under a license that will allow the manufacturer to refit them under the Nokia logo. So far, only the rumored Nokia C1 has made enough of an impact to be considered a serious 2016 contender.

Additional images leaked from Asia show designs allegedly derived from Nokia. If true, the inevitable Nokia smartphone may sport a metal chassis and a 5 to 5.5-inch display, though not much else can be reliably drawn from the pictures.

More information and rumors on the Nokia C1 can be found on our previous article here. It's entirely possible that the manufacturer may be holding out until MWC 2016 next month for an official reveal of the C1 or a full Nokia smartphone lineup.

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Ronald Tiefenthäler/ Allen Ngo, 2016-01-13 (Update: 2016-01-13)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.