Nokia X2: Microsoft’s Upcoming ‘Android’ Smartphone Specifications Revealed

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By Pavithra Rathinavel | May 26, 2014 2:55 PM EST

At the Mobile World Congress in March 2014, Nokia launched a series of phones, the X, XL and X , targeting the low-end or budget market sectors. Some of the aforementioned phones were well appreciated for its build quality, which is synonymous with the company, a relatively good battery and the combined dual SIM facility.

Having seen the success with Android based phones, Microsoft is on its way to debut a new Android smartphone aimed at the budget segment. The tech site Unwired View (via BGR) got hold of several leaked specifications from Antutu benchmarking site. The leaked image shows a new Nokia device that comes with a 4.3 inches display and 480 x 800 pixels screen resolution. In addition, the smartphone houses a 5 megapixel rear-facing camera and a 0.3 megapixel front-facing camera unit.

The handset is powered by a dual-core (Qualcomm Snapdragon 200) processor clocked at 1.2 GHz, with 1 GB of RAM. The device runs on Android v4.3. The internal storage capacity is expected to be 4 GB, similar to Motorola's Moto E handset.

It is worth noting that, the Nokia X comes with a 4 inches WVGA display and packs a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. The handset is powered by a dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor clocked at 1 GHz, with 512 MB of RAM. The phone houses a 4 GB of internal storage, with microSD card support for further expansion up to 32 GB of storage. In addition, it sports a 3 megapixel rear-facing camera unit but there is no front-facing camera. The handset supports dual-SIM mode and it houses a 1,500 mAh battery unit.

Although the Nokia X range of smartphones runs on Android operating system; it is a 'forked' version of Google's Android. That translates to basing the OS on Google's code, but the user interface is Nokia's own 'Nokia X software platform 1.0'. Interestingly, forked OS versions do not come with Google apps. Upon rooting the device, such apps can be installed but that voids the warranty of the handset from Nokia.

It is very clear that the specifications are not over the top. For an inexpensive low-end segment of smartphones, Noika's upcoming X2 is very similar to its predecessor Nokia X. The slight difference comes in the form of hardware and camera specifications.

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