Nokia X Android phone launch: Live video from MWC 2014 Barcelona

Update: Nokia X, Nokia X+ and Nokia XL dual-SIM Android-based smartphones launched

Nokia is all set to introduce its first Android-based smartphone dubbed as Nokia X.

The Nokia X is likely to go on floors at the Mobile World Congress 2014, scheduled to be held in Barcelona, Spain on Monday. The event will kick-off at 8.30 a.m, Monday local time Barcelona (1 PM IST) where the much anticipated Nokia X smartphone will be in spotlight.

As per the numerous leaks and rumours from the past few months, we have noted the handset to gradually replace the existing low-end Asha line-up.

Nokia X, according to some recent leaks, appears to be a mini version of the firm's Lumia Icon smartphone when it comes to design. Furthermore, the handset is likely to arrive with a 4-inch TFT display with a resolution of 480x854 (FWVGA) pixels.

A 1GHz dual-core Snapdragon 200 processor is said to be housed inside the Nokia X. While 1GHz clocking speed is common in many handsets these days, the Finnish firm seems to cut costs by using the older Snapdragon 200 processor.

The Android-based Nokia X might also sport a 5-megapixel rear camera; a microSD card and dual-SIM support, apart from Android 4.4 KitKat. The Android 4.4 KitKat OS is however, said to be highly customised for the device along with a revamped app store, as the device is unlikely to have support for Google's Play Store.

Based on the specifications, the handset is likely to fall in the mid-range smartphone segment.

Nokia will also showcase at least one Lumia device, the Nokia Lumia 630 (aka Moneypenny), the first Lumia phone with on-screen buttons.

Besides the Nokia X revelation, we might also hear some progress on the Nokia-Microsoft deal.


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