If you started using phones from the good old days of feature phones, Nokia 1100 is a name that you can't miss. Even those who are least aware of feature phones may have come across the incredibly popular feature phone that was released in 2003. There are new rumours making the rounds on the internet, suggesting a new Android device is in the making, which carries the renowned 1100 label, but packed with impressive specs.
Nokia 1100 was spotted at a benchmark listing on the popular GeekBench site, tipping the details of the hardware specifications. Considering the listing has any authenticity, the revamped Nokia 1100 is expected to run on Google's latest Android 5.0 Lollipop OS and powered by a quad-core MediaTek (MT6582) processor with a 512MB RAM.
In all fairness, this means Nokia is testing an upcoming Android smartphone internally and is calling it Nokia 1100. It is not clear if the same name will be used upon launch. While other details were not revealed, the quad-core MediaTek processor could support a 720p display, 8mp camera, 1080p video recording at 30fps playback and additional features like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and FM, Nokia Power User speculated.
For now, that's all we know about the rumored Nokia 1100. But it could all be just a rumor and the new Nokia 1100 could be another hoax. Last year, Nokia was rumoured to be working on an Android based C1 smartphone. Later it was found that the handset was only a concept and non-existent. So before you get your hopes high, consider Microsoft's acquisition terms of Nokia Devices and Services business that refrain the Finnish maker from using its brand on smartphones till Q4 next year and on feature phones for next 10 years.
Nokia 1100 success is truly undeniable. The feature phone with basic specs ruled the mobile industry and was also termed as "the world's most popular phone" by Nokia. It was launched in 2003 and Nokia sold the handset to nearly 250 million people around the world. The news of a new Nokia 1100 be fake or real, it certainly refreshed some old memories of the handset.