Nokia prepares to reveal its first phone since the Microsoft acquisition, and it runs Android

Nokia prepares to reveal its first phone since the Microsoft acquisition, and it runs Android

Since Nokia sold its Devices & Services division to Microsoft last year, the communications giant has slowly crept its way back into the consumer electronics market, and without Stephen Elop there to push Microsoft and Windows Phone, it has turned to Android to power its latest devices.

Post-acquisition Nokia has since released the Nokia N1, an Android Lollipop-powered “iPad Mini clone” as the Verge calls it, and now a new Android Nokia device has popped up in benchmarks, but this time, it’s a phone.

Spotted on popular benchmark app GeekBench, this new device with a ‘Nokia 1100’ model number features a quad-core MediaTek processor, 466MB of RAM (probably 512MB), and is loaded with Android 5.0 Lollipop. Judging from those specs, what we are likely looking at is a mid-range, budget device.

Is Nokia going back to its roots, starting over with its mobile phone strategy? The Nokia 1100 model name seems to suggest so as that phone remains the world’s best-selling phone at 250 million units. It remains to be seen whether Nokia can hit those numbers again with the “new” Nokia 1100, let us know what you think in the comments below.

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