We got many leaks about Nokia making an Android and Nokia ditching Windows Phone but not all of such leaks stand true. Nokia Microsoft deal has been approved and is in the process, which means there is no doubt that Microsoft is buying Nokia. We always wished Nokia to make Android smartphones to give that feel of their excellent hardware with an excellent operating system turning out to be a deadly combo. It looks like what we wished for is kinda turning out to be a reality with the leaks standing true.
Nokia today at the first day of MWC 2014 in Barcelona has announced the Nokia X – it’s first ever Android running smartphone which was seen and heard quite a lot in the rumors. Along with the X, Nokia has also introduced two other smartphones accompanying it in the Android lineup which are X+, and XL.
Nokia X features a 4-inch WVGA display with 480×800 pixels resolution powered by a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core processor along with 512MB RAM and 4GB of on-board storage. It also features a 5MP rear camera and 1500 mAh battery with support for external microSD card.
Nokia X+ features similar specifications with more internal storage whereas the XL features some enhancements with the display and camera. It flaunts 5-inch display with the same WVGA resolution and 2MP front-facing camera along with the 5MP rear shooter.
All three Nokia X smartphones support dual-SIM standby and have Android 4.1.2 runtime. It will not be having Google Play Services therefore it will have its own app store by Nokia hosting android apps and some apps by Microsoft. As an introductory offer Microsoft is giving 1 month free Skype calling and 1GB free OneDrive storage.
Pricing and Availability
The Nokia X will be available immediately even in India for 89 euros which is about 7500INR with X+ and XL coming later in Q2, 2014 for 99 euros and 109 euros respectively.