Nokia Unveils Android-Powered X Phones

Nokia finally embraces Google by releasing three Android-powered smartphones at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona just a few hours ago. The Nokia X, X+ and XL are all focused to capture entry-level to mid-range consumers; and its very obvious especially when you look at the phones’ specs. All three models are equipped with a 1GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 8225 chipset…

 

Nokia finally embraces Google by releasing three Android-powered smartphones at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona just a few hours ago.

The Nokia X, X+ and XL are all focused to capture entry-level to mid-range consumers; and its very obvious especially when you look at the phones’ specs. All three models are equipped with a 1GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 8225 chipset, 512MB (X) to 768MB (X+ and XL) of RAM, 4GB of internal storage that can be expanded using a microSD card.

Nokia has added a 3MP fixed focus camera for the X and X+ while the XL gets a 5MP+2MP camera combo with the back unit having an LED flash. According to Nokia the battery on the lower-end models should last for 10.5 hours with 3G and up to 26 hours of music playback.

The Nokia X also features a Glance Screen which allows users to instantly access their app list and the company’s Fastlane feature. The UI for all three phones feature a tile-based Windows Phone-like UI that can also be resized and arranged to a customer’s liking.

The phone being powered by Android means you get to install Android apps on the handset. Surprisingly, Google Play services aren’t installed but Nokia has added their own app store in to the phone and Android apps can also be installed using the Yandex store.

The phones will be powered by Android 4.4 KitKat and will be available starting early Q2. Pricing for the Nokia XL starts at €109, while the X and X+ will retail for €89 and €99 respectively.

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