Finally Nokia announced the launch of its much awaited “Android” smartphones Nokia X, Nokia X+ and Nokia XL that run Android apps during the Mobile World Congress 2014. Nokia X, codename ‘Normandy’ smartphones fit somewhere between the mid to high-end segment of the Lumia smartphones and the low-end Asha phones.
They use the Nokia X software platform 1.0 based on Android OS through Android Open Source Project (AOSP) and doesn’t come with pre-installed Google Play Services, though all android apps can be downloaded through Nokia Store.
Nokia X features a 4-inch IPS capacitive display, 512MB RAM and a 3MP rear camera. The slightly upgraded version; Nokia X+ includes extra memory of 768MB RAM. The third variant titled the Nokia XL features a big 5-inch display, a 2MP front-facing camera and a 5MP rear camera with flash. All phones in the Nokia X portfolio are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core processors, and come with dual-SIM support.
Nokia X phones will come with bundled Microsoft services which include cloud storage services on OneDrive, Skype Unlimited World Subscription for a limited period and some other popular applications. The company claims that it will be very easy for existing Android developers to port their apps to the Nokia X smartphones.
The Nokia X is a phone that comes with a fairly decent spec list for a phone that’s coming in at €89 before tax (around £75, $120, AU$135)