Nokia’s Android smartphone Nokia X shall be officially available in India March 15 onwards for a price tag reading Rs 8500/-, but the company’s holding a special media event on March 10 where it’ll officially launch and announce the price of its latest handset. Nokia has announced three Android smartphones as part of the X series at MWC2014 last month. Named X, X+ and XL, Nokia has stated that the while Nokia X would be available for approximately Rs 7600, Nokia X+ would be available for about Rs 8400 and shall be available in Q2 2014.
Nokia X and X+ feature four-inch displays with 800×480 pixel resolution, while the Nokia XL features a 5-inch screen. Nothing has been revealed regarding the chipset so far, but X and X+ house Snapdragon S4 SoC with a dual-core processor clocked at 1GHz. X has a RAM of 512 MB, while X+ enjoys a RAM of 768MB. Both enjoy and inernal storage of 4GB, which can be expanded upto 32GB via microSD. Also, both equip a 1500 mAh battery that offer 13 hours of talk time (2G) and a standby of 17 days. For connectivity, the phones support 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0.
The 3MP rear camera on Nokia X is somewhat a letdown. There’s no front facing shooter on this phone. The Nokia X is available in the following color variants – Black, Green, Cyan, Yellow, Red, and White. The Nokia X+ has a 5MP AF rear camera with LED flash, and a 2MP front camera.
The phones run Android, and run a version of Android Open Source Project that provides access to sideloading of apps, third party app stores and Nokia store. Skype, Outlook and OneDrive come preloaded on these handsets. With the purchase of Nokia X, users also get to make free Skype calls for a month to mobiles and landlines.