Nokia X Android smartphone comes to India carrying a Rs. 8,599 price tag


Nokia has announced its first Android smartphone, the Nokia X, for the Indian market. The Android smartphone from Nokia will be available starting Monday, at Rs. 8,599.

The Nokia X was announced alongside the Nokia X+ and Nokia XL, at the MWC 2014. In March, the Nokia X was spotted at an online retailer in India, with a price tag of Rs. 8,500. The retailer claimed that the Nokia X smartphone would be available from 15 March 2014.

The Nokia X+, and Nokia XL have been announced for India as well, and will be launched within the next two months.

The Nokia X is based on the Android Open Source Project (AOSP), and is powered by Microsoft and Nokia services. The highlight of the Nokia X is the highly customised version of Android, with Metro-inspired UI and access to Nokia’s own app store. While there’s no access to Google’s Play Store, users can side-load Android apps from any third-party source. Nokia has used the AOSP version corresponding to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean as the baseline for its operating system.

The Nokia X supports Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS with A-GPS, EDGE, GPRS and 3G connectivity options. It is backed by a 1500mAh battery, which is rated to deliver up to 13 hours of talk time and up to 672 hours of standby time on 2G network.

The Nokia X is available in its Black, Green, Cyan, Yellow, Red, and White colour variants.

Nokia is also offering 3GB of additional free OneDrive storage for photos, with auto-sync features. Nokia Mix Radio and Here Maps with voice directions will also come preloaded.

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