Nokia has launched its first Android smartphone Nokia X (Normandy) in the event at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The Nokia-Android smartphone that was long coming is available in three variants Nokia X, Nokia X+ and Nokia XL.
After selling its Nokia Lumia business to Microsoft, these budget smartphones are Nokia’s first attempt to test Android on Nokia devices.
But calling Nokia X an Android smartphone would be injustice to the Google operating system. The truth is Nokia has experimented new operating software called Nokia X which is a mix of Nokia Asha, Windows OS and Android. Nokia X is the first ever smartphone to experiment any such swap project.
Since the device has adopted Android Open Source Project the displays on Nokia X series don’t look anything like Android.
Well, the project sure has the name Android included in it but AOSP is not even close to the real Android experience. However, Nokia X series does run apps from Google Play Store and if that’s the thing you are looking for than Nokia X is value for money.
The decent specs and reasonable price of Nokia X variants reflect that the Finland based mobile maker is targeting the low budget smartphone market.
The first two entries Nokia X and Nokia X+ sport 4 inch display screen and 3 MP primary cameras. The first one comes with 512 MB of RAM while the later packs 768 MB RAM and 4 GB of internal storage via Micro SD slot.
The third smartphone in the X series named Nokia XL has a whopping 5 inch screen and comes with 5 Megapixels camera. It has 786MB RAM and 4GB internal memory in the Micro SD slot. All three smartphone are powered by the same 1 GHz dual core processor by Snapdragon.
The list price of Nokia X that has dual sim is set at $89 (Around RS 7586) but Nokia might alter the price while launching it in the Indian market. The company has already listed Nokia X on its Indian website.
Nokia X will be immediately introduced in markets like India, South America and other parts of Asia. The other two might gradually make their way in the mobile market.