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Nokia’s first Android phone, the A1, exposed

by Jacob Kleinman | April 3, 2016April 3, 2016 6:00 am PST

Nokia’s long-rumored Android phone may finally be here. A leaked image from Android Authority claims to show the front and back of the device, allegedly called the A1.

The A1 looks like a solid mid-range phone, and reportedly packs a 5.5-inch display, a Snapdragon 652 processor and a textured plastic design. The device also sports a large primary camera and a rear-facing speaker. It appears to be running Android software along with Nokia’s Z Launcher.

Rumors surrounding a new Nokia phone have been floating around since shortly after the Finnish giant sold its mobile business to Microsoft back in 2013. The deal apparently included a non-compete that blocked Nokia from making a new handset for two years, but the company is finally free to sell its own devices again in 2016. The first whispers suggested Nokia’s Android phone could be called the C1 and appeared back as early as 2015, though that device never came to fruition.

The A1 won’t be competing with the latest Android flagships, but it’s still exciting to see what could be Nokia’s return to the market.

Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...