We have already heard about Nokia's rumoured Normandy budget phone, but
now, new details of the yet-to-be-announced first Nokia Android device
has been revealed in new leak.
Phone tipster, @evleaks after earlier
claiming that reports suggesting that the Nokia Normandy will not see the light of day were incorrect,
has now shared fresh leaked images of the device.
images purportedly reveal the alleged Nokia Normandy with a completely
custom Android interface. The UI looks reminiscent of the software on
Nokia's budget Asha line-up, though it's obviously Android underneath.
Notably, an earlier report had suggested that Nokia, following the lead
of Amazon, has been working on a fully-tailored or forked
version of Android. Further, the report claimed that the alleged
Nokia Normandy smartphone has been targeted at the low-cost segment as
an Asha-equivalent smartphone, but with access to more traditional
smartphone apps - a benefit that the report suggested had been missing
in Nokia's dated Series 40-based Asha phones.
The leaked Normandy
images also show dual-SIM support, lock screen notifications, an
on-going call screen (that could be the dialler app, but looks very
similar to popular messaging app Viber) and a log-in screen for
The tweet by @evleaks reads, "
Android on Nokia ( -virtual buttons)" and includes the purported image
of the device. The tweet hints that Nokia's forked Android version might
not feature any on-screen navigation keys.
It is yet-to-be-seen
if Nokia can release its rumoured Android phone ahead of the completion
of the Microsoft deal. Especially considering that after signing the
pact, Nokia can neither
license the 'Nokia' brand for use in connection with mobile device
sales nor use the brand on its
own mobile devices for a specific period.
Prior to this,
Nokia's alleged Normandy was leaked in a render
showing the device in various colour variants.