Nokia announces new Android smartphones: Nokia X, Nokia X+ and Nokia XL
Feb 24, 2014 9:21 AM –
At Mobile World Congress, Nokia announced three new Android smartphones: Nokia X, Nokia X+ and Nokia XL. They run Android apps, Microsoft and Nokia services- which include services like Nokia HERE Maps with turn-by-turn navigation and Nokia MixRadio free streaming music. They have the tile-based user interface design as in the Lumia line of Windows phones. Apps can be installed from either Nokia Store, 3rd party app stores or even sideloaded. They will also come with Microsoft OneDrive cloud storage and limited trial of Skype’s Unlimited World Subscription.
The Nokia X & Nokia X+ are entry-level phones with 4-inch IPS display and 3-megapixel camera. Both are available in bright green, bright red, cyan, yellow, black and white. The Nokia XL has a 5-inch display with 2-megapixel front and 5-megapixel rear-facing cameras. It will be available in bright green, orange, cyan, yellow, black and white. The X series of phones will have dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processors and dual SIM card slots. Overall, the specs are a bit dated as Nokia enters a fiery market among Android handset makers pumping out quad-core devices. But the price slides in at EUR 89 for the Nokia X, available immediately in Asia-Pacific, Europe, India, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa markets. The Nokia X+ and Nokia XL are expected to roll out in these markets starting early second quarter, priced at EUR 99 and EUR 109, respectively.