We reported last month about Nokia prepping some 1GHz smartphones based on the S40 platform and today we finally get a glimpse of one of the phones. Called the C3-01.5, this unusually named mobile seems like a carbon copy of the existing C3-01 touch-and-type mobile but with beefed up internals. There are many other phones listed as well on Nokia’s site like the C2-01.5, X2-01/X2-03, X3-02.5, X2-01.

Proof that this naming scheme could make it to retail

Proof that this naming scheme could make it to retail

A couple of Chinese websites have managed to snap a picture of the upcoming C3-01.5 and along with the 1GHz CPU it will also be packing 512MB of RAM. While the naming scheme is a bit un-conventional, it marks a clear distinction from existing products.

Looks exactly like the C3-01

Looks exactly like the C3-01

The display also receives an upgrade to a ClearBlack capacitive screen so videos and images should look better. Now I’m guessing there’s a good reason for packing all this horse power in these budget phones and that is HD video playback. I’m hoping they’ll be able to playback at least 720p files smoothly, else it’ll be a wasted potential.

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