Nokia unveils its first range of Android powered devices X, X+ and XL

by February 26, 2014 1 comment

Nokia has launched its first line of Android powered smartphones tagged as X, X+ and XL. The trio was unveiled at Mobile World Congress (MWC) taking place at Barcelona (Spain). The X line of smartphones are based on Android Open Source Project (AOSP) that can run Android apps. but are powered by Microsoft and Nokia services i.e. UI will look more like a Windows phone. All the three are entry level low cost devices designed particularly for emerging markets.

Nokia X

Nokia X and Nokia X+ are a lot identical in terms of features. Both the smartphones support 3G along with dual-SIM functionality and feature 4-inch display, 1GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, 4GB internal storage which can be expanded up to 32GB via microSD card, 3MP primary camera and 1500mAh battery capacity. The difference is that the Nokia X hosts a 512MB RAM whereas the X+ hosts 768MB RAM. The X & X+ will come in 6 colour variants- Bright Red, Bright Green, Yellow, Cyan, Black and White.

Nokia XL will sports a 5-inch display (480x800p resolution), 5MP rear camera, 2MP front-facing camera, 768MB RAM, 2000mAh battery capacity and supports 3G connectivity. The phone will be available in Bright Green, Cyan, Yellow, Orange, Black and White colour variants.

The interesting part of all three devices is that they are equipped with a “forked” version of Android. Nokia is using the open source portions of Android and are offering an app store of their own. Users will have access to several Nokia and Microsoft services such as OneDrive, Nokia MixRadio, HERE Maps and more.

In terms of price, all the three smartphones are L are placed between the Asha and Lumia line of phones. The X comes with a price tag of €89 (approx. Rs. 7500), X+ at €99 (approx. Rs. 8400) and XL at €109 (approx. Rs. 9300). The Nokia X will be available in India and other regions such as Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East and Africa immediately, while the other two phones are expected to be available by second quarter.

The Finnish mobile manufacturer also unveiled two other phones at MWC- Nokia 220 and Asha 230.








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