Written by Staff Writer
24 Feb, 2014 | 3:52 pm
Nokia has announced its first-ever smartphones based on the Android Open Source Project (AOSP), that can run Android apps and are powered by Microsoft and Nokia services.
Nokia X and Nokia X+ are dual-SIM phones that come with 4-inch 480×800 displays and are powered by 1GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor.
Both have identical 4GB internal storage, with expandable support up to 32GB via microSD card, and are powered by a 1500mAh battery.
While the Nokia X comes with 512MB RAM, the Nokia X+ comes with 768MB RAM. Both phones have a 3-megapixel rear camera, but no front shooter. They are powered by a 1500mAh battery.
Nokia XL comes with a 5-inch 480×800 display, a 5-megapixel camera, a 720p front camera, 768MB RAM and a 2000mAh battery, while sharing other specifications with its younger siblings.
All three phones come with 3G support and take Micro-SIMs instead of regular ones.
The Nokia X will go on sale immediately, starting at EUR 89 (or equivalent) in Asia-Pacific, Europe, India,
Latin America, the Middle East and Africa. The Nokia X+ and Nokia XL are expected to roll out in these markets starting early second quarter, priced at EUR 99 and EUR 109, respectively.
The highlight of the three devices of course is the highly customised version of Android, with its Metro-inspired UI and access to Nokia’s own store. While there’s no access to Google’s Play Store, users can side- load Android apps from any third-party source.
All devices come with free access to Here Maps, with offline maps and integrated turn-by-turn navigation, and Nokia MixRadio for free music streaming and downloadable playlists. All devices are also pre-loaded with a variety of third-party apps and games.
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