Nokia’s Android smartphone, the Nokia X will be available in India on 15 March and is priced at Rs 8,500. The smartphone is already listed online on The Mobile Store’s website . Currently the date and the price of the smartphone have been removed from the online site.
The listing was first spotted by Maktechblog.com, which showed the date as 15 March and the price as Rs 8,500. While the phone will officially be available from 15 March, Nokia is hosting a media event to launch the device on 10 March where it will officially announce all the prices.
Nokia had announced three Android smartphones as part of the X series at the Mobile World Congress last month. The devices will be known as the X, X+ and XL and Nokia had said at the time of the launch that the smartphones would be available ‘very soon’ in India. Nokia also said that the Nokia X would start retailing for 89 euros (approx Rs 7,600), the X+ for 99 euros (approx Rs 8,400) and would hit stores in Q2 this year.
Nokia X and X+ have four-inch screens, while the Nokia XL has a 5-inch phone. The Nokia X and X+ feature 4-inch displays with a 800×480 pixel resolution. Nokia did not announce the chipsets on stage, but both phones have a Snapdragon S4 SoC with a dual-core processor clocked at 1GHz.
There’s 512MB of RAM on the Nokia X, while the X+ gets 768MB of RAM. Both have 4GB internal storage and the ability to take in micro SD cards up to 32GB in capacity.
The camera however, is a disappointing 3-megapixel on the rear and there’s no front-facing camera. Both phones have a 1500 mAh battery, rated for around 13 hours of talk time on 2G and 17 days standby time. In terms of connectivity, the X and X+ have dual SIM slots, 3G cellular data, Wi-Fi b/g/n and Bluetooth 3.0. The Nokia X is available in its Black, Green, Cyan, Yellow, Red, and White colour variants.
Nokia XL has 768MB RAM, 5MP auto-focus camera with LED flash on the back and 2MP front camera. It also has a Snapdragon S4 processor.
The phones run Android, although Nokia has tied up the login and app data to Microsoft’s cloud services. The phones run a version of Android Open Source Project, with access to sideloading of apps, third-party app stores and Nokia’s own store.
Users will get Skype, Outlook and OneDrive on these phones, while search is powered by Bing. Users will also get one month of free Skype calls to mobiles and landlines when they purchase the Nokia X.