Nokia launches Android smartphones Nokia X, Nokia X+, Nokia XL
Zee Media Bureau
Finnish phone maker Nokia on Monday launched its first ever Android-based budget smartphones at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.
Nokia X and X+ are dual-SIM phones that come with a 4-inch 480x800 display while the Nokia XL is also dual-SIM phone but displays a 5-inch 480x800 resolution.
The low end, inexpensive phone will include a dual-core 1GHz Snapdragon processor, a 4-inch WVGA screen, 512MB of memory, 4GB of storage, and a microSD card slot.
The Nokia X phone has been priced at 89 euros (Rs 7,500 approximately excluding taxes) and is expected to go on sales immediately in Asia-Pacific, Europe, India, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa.
On the other hand, Nokia X+ and Nokia XL are expected to go on sale in the second quarter with a price tag of 99 euro (approximately Rs. 8,400 without duties and taxes) and 109 euro (about Rs. 9,300 without duties and taxes), respectively.
These Nokia phones are based on Android Open Source Project (AOSP) that can run Android apps. It is also powered by Microsoft and Nokia services.
According to reports, this highly customised version of Android will give access to Nokia's store but no access to Google's Play Store.