Last year, Nokia announced plans to departure from the Symbian platform it has been long using and to adopt Microsoft’s Windows Phone as its primary operating system for smartphones.
It has already registered a bit of success with its strategy, yet many are still wondering what would have happened if it had chosen another path, one that would have involved the launch of Android smartphones
Many users are still considering Android as a great option for Nokia, and designer Bob Freking
is one of them.
For that, he came up with a new concept phone that packs a PureView photo snapper and a PureMotion HD display, the same as Lumia 920, but which runs under Android: the Nokia Nexus Spark.
The hardware specifications for this device are as impressive as its name suggests, starting with the 4.8-inch touchscreen with Gorilla Glass protection and going all the way to the quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor that powers it.
The concept phone
also sports a 41-megapixel photo snapper on the back, the same as Nokia’s already available 808 PureView smartphone does.
Moreover, Nexus Spark comes with a 3,400 mAh battery packed inside, is 14 mm thick, and runs under Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie.
The phone seems rather bulky, which suggests it could be an older concept from the designer, yet it still features a variety of Lumia 800/N9 elements that make it resemble some of the past Galaxy Note 2 mockups, concept-phones suggests.
One way or the other, it’s still interesting to see what a union between Nokia and Google’s Android operating system might look like.
is expected to benefit from increased success with its upcoming Windows Phone 8 handsets, which makes it rather unlikely for it to drop support for Microsoft’s platform and move to Android, but enthusiasts can still hope for that to happen someday.