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An Android Lollipop powered Nokia branding smartphone has been spotted with benchmark scores at the Geekbench site.

Dubbed Nokia 1100, the Geekbench database suggests the operating system the smartphone uses is Android version 5.0. It is powered with MediaTek MT6582 chipset featuring a quad-core processor with each core running at clock speeds of up to 1.3GHz. The single-core and multi-core scores of Nokia 1100 are 347 and 664 respectively.

While Geekbench did not reveal further hardware details, a few specifications can be guessed from the MediaTek chipset.

Based on Cortex-A7 processor, MediaTek MT6582 offers quad-core performance to mainstream 3G smartphones without affecting the battery life. Besides, it features wide connectivity options such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS. Following are other key elements of the MediaTek chipset.

  • ARM Cortex-A7 quad-core processor (1.3GHz)
  • Multi-mode Release 8 HSPA+/TD-SCDMA
  • 1280 x 720 (HD) display controller
  • 802.11x Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, FM receiver
  • 8MP image signal-processor
  • 1080p Full HD video recording and playback at 30fps

Although there is no official word so far, Nokia seems to be testing its next Android device-Nokia 1100, at least the benchmark suggests so.

Nokia 1100

Nokia had earlier confirmed that it was bringing more Nokia-branded Android smartphones to the market.

"It is [Nokia N1] the first of many coming-more SKUs, more sizes and more features. We will go beyond tablets for sure," president of Nokia's technologies business Ramzi Haidamus has been quoted by Financial Times as saying.

Nokia is prohibited from marketing smartphones until 2016 under terms of the sale of its handset business to Microsoft, but Haidamus said, "We will be looking at going into the cell phone licensing business post-Microsoft rights."

[Source: NPU]