Leaked photo allegedly shows off Nokia's first smartphone since the Microsoft deal

Nokia is looking to get its brand back into the smartphone race. A new image has been leaked, which claims to showcase a licensed handset – the Nokia C1 – running Android. Since we're closely approaching the end of 2015 (when the ban from using Nokia on new phones lifts), it's certainly plausible we could well be looking at what's set to arrive in 2016.

So how is this all going to work for Nokia? Think the N1 tablet, but using smartphones instead. Nokia itself won't be manufacturing the handsets, but will play a major role in designing and licensing out to third-party partners. It's believed the Nokia handset in the leaked photo will run Android Marshmallow and will be powered by an Intel Atom processor.

It'll certainly be interesting to see what Nokia comes up with once Microsoft's bar is lifted at the end of this year.

Source: CNMO, via: The Verge

Rich Edmonds