Microsoft acquired Nokia devices and Services earlier this year and has now launched the first product by releasing a Nokia-branded smartphone that is based on Android. The smartphone is named as Nokia X2 and targets the budget end of the smartphone industry.
Nokia X2 comes with a 4.3” display along with WVGA display and employs a Snapdragon 200 dual core CPU with processing power of 1.2 GHz and 1GB of RAM. This smartphone will also introduce the Nokia Software Platform 2.0 that is being termed as the next generation for the forked Android platform that was first witnessed when Nokia X was launched. This update enhances the user interface by providing users with three options to select from when it comes to screens.
The three options include the Windows Phone display, Fastlane and the third screen is Lumia inspired. The Nokia X2 will also support a new home key along with visual based multitasking. The smartphone will come equipped with Skype, Outlook.com and OneDrive with 15 GB of free cloud storage and further apps will be downloadable via Nokia store.
The display employs the use of ClearBlack and comes with 800×480 pixels at 217 ppi with front camera clocking in at 5 MP (with flash) and a VGA camera located on the front for video calls. The connectivity options for this Nokia X2 include USB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi and a dual-SIM slot. The battery is capable of lasting for 10 hours on 2G, 13 hours on 3G and has a capacity of 1,800 mAH.
The set will be available in three colors; glassy orange, green and black whereas, other colors – glossy yellow, white and mate dark – will be available later. The smartphone is priced at $135 and observing the previous pattern, it won’t be launched in North America.