Nokia X Launched In India : First Android Smartphone from Nokia
Nokia, the Finnish mobile giant officially launched their first ever android based affordable smartphone Nokia X at INR 8599/-. It was announced at the Mobile World Congress 2014 at Barcelona, last month. They are aiming to protect its turf in smartphone market which becomes very competitive and almost thrown out Nokia from the market.
“India is one of the fastest growing markets for smart phones in the world. With the launch of Nokia X, we are adding more ammunition to our smartphone portfolio. We believe Nokia X is a unique combination of Nokia quality and experiences, Microsoft services and Android apps,” Nokia India Managing Director P Balaji told PTI.
The Nokia X is based on the Android open platform. While Nokia X users will not have access to Google’s app market ‘Google Play’, they can sideload Android apps from third party app stores as well as Microsoft app store.
Unlike normal Android based handsets, the Nokia X is featuring ‘Tiles’ like interface seen inside the Windows Phone OS-powered devices. Instead of Google-based maps and applications, people will find Nokia’s here maps service, Mix Radio (with more than 30 million songs), Nokia browser and more. Users can also download Android apps from third party app stores.
Inside, it packs a 1GHz Snapdragon S4 dual-core CPU, backed by 512MB RAM and 4GB inbuilt memory (expandable up to 32GB).
The phone has a 3.0-megapixel main camera (no flash support) on the rear side and a 1500 mAh battery which can power the phone for up to 28 days, under standby mode.
With superior polycarbonate-based build quality and time-tested brand value, Nokia X is expected to pose a serious threat to budget Android smartphones made by domestic vendors.
The Nokia X comes in Black, White, Cyan, Red, Yellow and Green colors and is priced at Rs. 8,599. It will be available across India starting March 10th.
Finnish company also stated two other variants Nokia X+ and 5.0-inch model Nokia XL would be released in two months’ time.
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Nokia X specifications
- 4-inch (800 x 480 pixels) capacitive touch screen display
- 1 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 play (MSM8225) processor with Adreno 203 GPU
- Nokia X software platform 1.0 based on AOSP Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
- Dual SIM
- Dimensions: 115.5 x 63 x 10.44 mm; Weight: 128.6 g
- 3MP fixed focus rear camera
- 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
- 512MB RAM, 4GB of Internal storage, micro SD expansion slot
- 3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n,Bluetooth 3.0, aGPS
- 1500 mAh battery