Nokia X announced today, Android on board, no Google Play though!

It’s finally happened: the Nokia X, the first Nokia Android smartphone is here for all the devoted fans of Nokia. It is not just one smartphone, though, the Nokia X kicks off a new family of devices for the Finnish company that will be more affordable than its primary Lumia Windows Phone series.

The primary specs for the Nokia X are:

  • 4-inch 480 x 800-pixel capacitive IPS LCD touchscreen
  • 3-megapixel fixed-focus camera and 
  • 1GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 chip
  • 512MB of RAM and 4GB of storage
  • 3G connectivity with download speeds of up to 7.2Mbps
  • 1500mAh battery 

Nokia today also unveiled the Nokia X+ which seems to differ only in the fact that it features slightly more RAM - 768MB. Both devices support dual SIM connectivity. The third member of the Nokia X family is the Nokia XL, an affordable phone with a 5" display.

The Nokia X will be released immediately, launching in Eastern Europe, Asia, South America, and in other growth markets, but it won’t be shipping to the United States, or Western European countries. The Nokia X price is set at the very affordable 89 euros, and the Nokia X+ will set you back 99 euros.

P.S. For those of you who are fans of Nokia and want Android Apps - there is a way!

While you cannot directly install apps from the Google Play Store on the Nokia X, you can still sideload Android applications from APK files, so it should not be too hard to almost completely change the experience on the Nokia X to a stock Android one via one of the many launchers available out there.

More info, images and hands on video on: PhoneArena


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