Tuesday, 25 February 2014

[MWC 2014] Say hello to the Nokia X family: Nokia's Android trio on the cheap [Updated:Specs]

nokia x series

Nokia has just announced not one, not two but three phones based on Android at MWC in Barcelona. The phones are part of the new "Nokia X" family which will target the entry level smartphone market.These include the Nokia X, X+ and the XL

Nokia android has not announced the specs as of the time of writing but we do know that the Nokia X and X+ have 4 inch screens and the XL has a 5 inch one. The looks are reminiscent to the Asha and Lumia series of the phones with vibrant colour options.
All the phones run a heavily modified version of Android(presumably 4.4) that takes the concept of tiles from Windows phone and Fast Lane from the Asha OS.

Integration with Microsoft Products and Apps

The phones will have tighter integration with Microsoft services like Outlook, Onedrive(formerly Skydrive) etc and will include the Nokia store for apps, meaning it won't have Google Play store.
Nokia android also includes it's popular HERE maps with offline support
Nokia X

Nokia X / X+ (Nokia Android)

The Nokia X and X+ are have very similar specifications, the only difference being the storage. As the specs aren't officially confirmed, we take a look at the specs which have been rumored before Here are the full specs
  • 115.5 x 63 x 10.4 mm
  • 128.7 g
  • 4-inch WVGA IPS LCD display (800 x 480), 233 ppi
  • Capacitive two-point touch
  • Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor
  • Micro SIM, Dual SIM support
  • USB 2.0 / Micro USB-B
  • 3.5 mm audio connector
  • Bluetooth 3.0 + HS
  • Wi-Fi WLAN IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
  • WCDMA: 900 MHz, 2100 MHz
  • GSM: 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1900 MHz
  • 1500 mAh battery
  • Dual-core 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor
  • 512 MB RAM / Nokia X
  • 768 MB RAM / Nokia X+
  • 4GB of memory
  • MicroSD card support (up to 32GB cards supported)
  • 3MP rear camera, no front-facing camera

Nokia XL (Nokia Android)

The Nokia XL is the large screen member of the X family and consists of a 5 MP rear facing camera with a flash and a 2 MP front facing camera. It has a 5 inch display with a WVGA resolution. Here are the full specs

  • 141.1 x 77.7 x 10.9 mm
  • 190 g
  • 5-inch WVGA IPS LCD (800 x 480), 187 ppi
  • Capacitive multipoint-touch
  • Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor
  • Micro SIM, Dual SIM support
  • USB 2.0 / Micro USB-B
  • 3.5 mm audio connector
  • Bluetooth 3.0 + HS
  • Wi-Fi WLAN IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
  • WCDMA: 900 MHz, 2100 MHz
  • GSM: 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1900 MHz
  • 2000 mAh battery
  • Dual-core 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor
  • 768 MB RAM
  • 4GB of memory
  • MicroSD card support (up to 32GB cards supported)
  • 5MP rear camera with flash, 2MP front-facing camera

Pricing and availability (Nokia Android Phones)

The Nokia X,X+ and XL will be available in Q2 of this year for €89, €99 and €109 respectively which roughly translate to Rs.7500, Rs.8500 and Rs.9300 respectively.

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