Nokia X now in mass production at company's Hungary plant: Report

Nokia X now in mass production at company's Hungary plant: Report

Nokia's much-anticipated first Android phone, believed to be dubbed Nokia X, is tipped to have entered mass production at a Komarom plant in Hungary.

A Hungarian site claims that the Nokia X entered mass production in the company's Komarom plant a few weeks ago, a plant that notably saw reduction in its workforce as a part of job cuts that the Finnish company announced back in 2012.

The site also suggests that the Komarom plant is manufacturing the Nokia X, previously dubbed Nokia Normandy in multiple colours. Further, the site claims that Nokia X will not feature any Google Services or even support the Play Store, which is very much in-line with earlier reports. An earlier report indicated that Nokia, following the lead of Amazon, has been working on a fully-tailored or forked version of Android for the Normandy program.

On Thursday, Nokia's much-awaited Android-based smartphone, the Nokia X (aka Normandy, A110, and RM-980) was seemingly revealed in four different purported live images, which showcased some of the apps one might find integrated in the custom UI of the device.

The Nokia X, besides being said to fall between the Asha and Lumia line-up, will reportedly feature a 4-inch TFT display with a resolution of 480x854 (FWVGA) pixels; a 1GHz dual-core Snapdragon 200 processor; 5-megapixel rear camera; microSD card and dual-SIM support, apart from Android 4.4 KitKat. The device was recently also spotted on a listing page on a Vietnamese online retailer website.

Nokia also started a countdown page for the MWC event on its official Conversations blog, with a clear 'X' marked, and released several teaser images, again showing the 'X' mark.

Earlier this week, Nokia in an attempt to promote the expected launch of its first Android phone, released teaser images ahead of the Nokia X (aka Normandy) launch.

Notably, the Nokia X teaser images did not reveal much about the upcoming device, but it explicitly showed an 'X' mark in a couple of the images.

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Ketan Pratap covers daily news and rumours at Gadgets 360. He attended IIMC (Indian Institute of Mass Communication), majoring in English Journalism. Ketan is a More


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