The first Android device from Nokia, the Nokia X, was introduced at the MWC last week. It has caused a lot of rumors and critics, but, as an overall impression, the alleged device was well received. The Finish manufacturer is not wasting a lot of time in offering their product for its customers since the device has already spotted on the online Malaysian retailer Storekini.com for about $120.
Mobile Store has listed the Android-based smartphone on its website with a starting price at 8,500 Rs, which means that those who want to purchase it will have to spend around $120. In the same time, the Mobile Store has also noted the fact that the Nokia smartphone will be available beginning on March 15.
The Nokia X is based on the Android Open Source Project (AOSP), and it is powered by Microsoft and Nokia Services. Moreover, it is worth mentioning the fact that Nokia X will come as a highly customized version of Android with the Metro-inspired user interface and access to Nokia’s personal app store. However, there is no access to Google’s Play Store, but users can side-load Android apps from any other third-party app store.
However, these are only rumors since we cannot be certain until the official launch will be revealed. At that point, we will see the exact price and the exact specifications. Nokia has used the AOSP version corresponding to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean as the baseline for its operating system.
Specs and Features
Originally revealed at the Mobile World Congress a few weeks ago, Nokia X is the first Android-running smartphone from the company, and it brings plenty of interesting features. For example, the device will sport a 4-inch WVGA display, 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core processor, 512 MB of RAM. Out of the box, it comes with a forked version of Android 4.1.2.
In the same time, other features of the smartphone include 4GB of internal storage, microSD support, dual-SIM support, 5MP rear camera and 1500 mAh battery. Regarding its appearance, Nokia X will be available in its Black, Green, Cyan, Yellow, Red and While color variants.