The trend in recent years has been from smartphones to get bigger screens and slimmer profiles, with everyone pretty much following where the Apple iPhone leads them. Until now, that is, with Nokia breaking free from the constraints of a huge touchscreen and apparently opting for a tiny candy-bar design instead. Ladies and gentlemen, presenting what looks like being the world's smallest smartphone: the Nokia C5.

The folks over at DailyMobile are claiming something of a scoop with what appear to be a whole bunch of leaked photos of the as yet unreleased Symbian S60 candy-bar smartphone, the Nokia C5.

But just how small is this thing?

How about Nokia 6700 Classic small, or put another way how about a 2.2" screen? Yes, you read that right, a 2.2" screen on a smartphone, is Nokia mad? Well maybe, but then again maybe not when you realise that this smartphone actually does live up to the name and apparently comes with a 3.2 megapixel camera and WiFi built in along with FM radio reception and the Symbian S60 operating system. No word yet if that screen is OLED or not, but it looks bright and sharp enough to quite possibly be if those leaked photos are anything to go by.

Alas, no leaks about the pricing either yet, we'll have to wait for the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona later this month for the official announcement it would seem.

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