One of Nokia‘s most anticipated phones, at least for us Android folk, the Nokia X is finally official, announced at MWC 2014 today, and it’s bringing some friends with it. The oft-leaked Nokia X has been announced by Nokia today, and it will be accompanied to the Android market by two other phones named the Nokia X+ and the Nokia XL in their bid to reach emerging markets with these affordable handsets.
The Nokia X specifications are as we expected: a QualcommSnapdragon S4 processor clocked at 1GHz, 512MB RAM, 4GB storage (with microSD slot), a 4-inch 800×480 IPS display and a 3MP rear camera. The Nokia X+ shares almost all the same hardware as the Nokia X except that it will have 768MB RAM instead. The Nokia X will go on sale immediately for â‚¬89 (or around $120 USD)Â in the Asia Pacific, Europe, India, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa, while the Nokia X+ is due to go on sale forÂ â‚¬99 (around $135 USD)Â sometime inÂ Q2 this year.
As its name suggests, the Nokia XL is a larger version of the Nokia X, upping the screen size to 5-inches, but keeping the same Snapdragon S4 and 768MB RAM as the Nokia X+. The Nokia XL will also have better cameras, fixing a 5MP camera to the back and a 2MP camera to its front. It is also expected to release in the same time-frame as the Nokia X+ and will go forÂ â‚¬109 ($150 USD).
As alluded to in leaks, the Nokia X, X+ and XL will all run a forked version of Android meaning that they will not have access to the Google Play Store or its apps, instead utilizing Nokia’s own app store. We’re still to see how this pans out, but they are attractively priced and Nokia have traditionally made phones of impressive quality, so we’ll see what the reviews say.
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Source: Phones Review