Nokia Announces X, X+ And XL Android Phones

Nokia Announces X, X+ And XL Android Phones
Nokia Announces X, X+ And XL Android Phones

Nokia announces X, X+ and XL android phones at MWC Barcelona. The X will have a 4-inch, 840 x 480 IPS screen, 512MB RAM, 4GB of storage expandable storage via microSD slot and 3-megapixel camera, while the X+ sports the same specs but more RAM (768 MB) and an included 4GB microSD card. You won’t be getting Google’s apps or Play store, however as both handsets will be based on the forked AOSP Android OS. Nokia says that’ll have the advantages of the Android ecosystem, but with a “differentiated experience.” So far, Here Maps, MixRadio, Skype and Outlook are being featured on the Nokia Store. You can access the Nokia and third party stores using the devices, but not Google Play, obviously.

During the demo, Elop showed both the Nokia Store also Yandex, where he pulled down Aero Express, a Russian-flavored app. The X will be available immediately in growth markets (ie, not the US) and run 89 euros. The X+, meanwhile, will run 99 euros but won’t arrive until sometime in Q2 this year.

The Nokia XL, a bigger 5-inch Android device. It’ll have a WVGA IPS screen, a 5-megapixel rear / 2-megapixel front camera with an LED flash, 768MB of RAM and 4GB of storage, expandable via microSD. As with the X and X+, there will be no Google services or Play store, so you’ll have to access apps through Nokia’s store and other third-party Android markets. It’ll also feature the Android version of FastLane borrowed from Asha for easy access to apps and notifications. It’ll arrive sometime to emerging markets in Q2 2014 priced at 109 euros — but not to the US, for now. Don’t forget to look at the video below.

Nokia X, X+ and XL Trailer


Amarnath Natarajan

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