Nokia has announced the Nokia X series which are the Finnish company’s first-ever Android powered smartphones. The Nokia X, Nokia X+ and Nokia XL are budget smartphones that can run Android apps and are powered by Microsoft and Nokia services.
The Nokia X and Nokia X+ smartphones are dual-SIM phones that come with 4-inch IPS LCD displays and are powered by 1GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor. Both smartphones have identical 4GB internal storage, with expandable support up to 32GB via microSD card, and are powered by a 1500mAh battery.
While the Nokia X comes with 512MB RAM, the Nokia X+ comes with 768MB RAM. Both smartphones have a 3-megapixel rear camera, but no front shooter. Both the smartphones are powered by a 1500mAh battery.
Nokia XL on the other hand comes with a 5-inch display, a 5-megapixel camera, a 720p front camera, 768MB RAM and a 2000mAh battery, while sharing other specifications with the Nokia X and Nokia X+ smartphones. All three smartphones come with 3G support and use Micro-SIMs instead of regular ones.
The Nokia X series smartphones were launched at the Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona. Nokia X, X+, XL are priced between existing Asha and Lumia lines, at €89, €99 & €109 respectively. The Nokia X series will be available in India soon.
The only problem that the users might face is that, the Nokia X series smartphones do not come with pre-installed Google Play Services. As a result the Play Store isn’t available on the Nokia X or Nokia X+. Though, Android apps can be downloaded through Yandex Store.