The first ever Android smartphone from Nokia and possibly the most anticipated (and rumored) one has finally turned into a reality with it’s listing on a Vietnamese Online retailer’s web portal. Nokia X (also code named Normandy) is finally here and is expected to be released in the upcoming Mobile World Congress on February 24, 2014. In December we alerted you about Nokia working on it’s secret Android smartphone Normandy.
Nokia X has been listed with model number A110 with a price tag of 2.2 million to 2.5 million VND (approx USD 110 or INR 6,800) which positions Nokia X between the entry level Asha range and mid level Nokia Lumia 525. However there is no official word from Nokia about it’s availability. Whatever the case Nokia X appears to be easy on pocket as of now. But don’t be too contented as Nokia will heavily skin Android and strip it off with Google Play store and instead will offer it’s own app store by the name Asha on Linux of AoL app store. In fact Nokia has sent Nokia X to many developers across world in order to persuade them to develop apps and software for it’s own new market place. Nokia knows that in order to succeed with this new device it needs to win over the developer community and it has already negotiated with most of the Top 100 play store apps.
If we talk specifically about India then Nokia will try to launch it at a price point of Rs. 6,500 and in early April with massive marketing strategy during IPL season.
Nokia X would most probably be sporting a Windows Phone type tiled user interface coupled with Microsoft’s own apps such as HERE maps and Skype. It will have a 4-inch WVGA screen (with 480×854 resolution) with 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon 200 processor, 512MB RAM, 5MP camera, Bluetooth 4.0, Android 4.4 (KitKat) operating system, 1,500 mAh battery and 4GB internal storage. It is said to be a dual-sim smartphone and come in six colour options.
Yesterday the serial phone leak source evleaks leaked Nokia X’s promo picture which we have shared in the post above. This picture gives us a good glimpse of what we can expect in the upcoming Nokia X phone.