Nokia has announced its first Android smartphone, the
Nokia X, for the Indian market. The Android smartphone from Nokia will
be available starting Monday, at Rs. 8,599.
The Nokia X was announced alongside
the Nokia X+ and Nokia
XL, at the MWC 2014. In March, the Nokia
X was spotted at an
online retailer in India, with a price tag of Rs. 8,500. The retailer
claimed that the Nokia X smartphone would be available from 15 March
The Nokia X+, and Nokia XL have been announced for India as well, and will be launched within the next two months.
The Nokia X is based on the Android Open Source Project
(AOSP), and is powered by Microsoft and Nokia services. The highlight of
the Nokia X is the highly customised version of Android, with
Metro-inspired UI and access to Nokia's own app store. While there's no
access to Google's Play Store, users can side-load Android apps from any
third-party source. Nokia has used the AOSP version corresponding to
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean as the baseline for its operating system.
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The Nokia X offers dual-SIM (GSM+GSM) support with dual
standby. The first Android phone from Nokia features a 4-inch IPS LCD
display with a 480x800 pixel resolution, translating to a pixel density
The smartphone is powered by a 1GHz dual-core Qualcomm
Snapdragon S4 processor, alongside 512MB of RAM. It sports a 3-megapixel
rear camera. The Nokia X handset comes with 4GB of inbuilt storage, which can be expanded up to 32GB via microSD card.
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The Nokia X supports
Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS with A-GPS, EDGE, GPRS and 3G connectivity options.
It is backed by a 1500mAh battery, which is rated to deliver up to 13 hours of
talk time and up to 672 hours of standby time on 2G network.
The Nokia X is available in its Black, Green, Cyan, Yellow, Red, and White colour variants.
Nokia is also offering 3GB of additional free OneDrive storage for photos, with auto-sync features. Nokia Mix Radio and Here Maps with voice directions will also come preloaded.
Nokia X Android phone in pictures