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Nokia to launch Android phone Nokia X today

10 March 2014

Nokia's new Android phone, the Nokia X  was unveiled in India today with Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore playing host to the events. As expected the X series of phones, have generated interest as these are the first Nokia devices to run on Android.

The devices are expected to come with a price tag of Rs8,500 for retail from 15 March, though Nokia has yest to confirm it.

Nokia X and X+ feature four-inch screens, while the Nokia XL is a 5-inch phone.

All have a resolution of 800480 pixels. The smartphones come with a dual-core Snapdragon S4 SoC with the CPU clocked at 1GHz.

The Nokia X comes with a 512MB RAM, while the X+ has 768MB of RAM, with both having 4GB internal storage as also micro SD cards up to 32GB.

There is only one 3-megapixel rear camera and no front-facing camera has been provided.

With the Nokia X running only a part of Android, it would not be able to run all Android apps and Google mobile services out of the box.

For Nokia X, the smartphone would run Nokia Store with both paid and free apps.

According to commentators, the user interface of the Nokia X Dual SIM takes inspiration from the Nokia Lumia platform. Additionally, the Nokia MixRadio service would come bundled on the handset through an app.

The phones also come with an accelerometer for use with games as also other apps along with a proximity sensor. Other features included are Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP and High Speed.

The Nokia X Dual SIM phones comes with a  packed removable 1500 mAh battery offers 10 hours of run time. The Nokia X Dual SIM would take handsets in the price range such as Micromax Canvas 2 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2 and Xolo Q700S.

Along with the Lumia 525, the Nokia X Dual SIM would be the company's budget level along with the Lumia 525 that would be offered for Rs 10,000 approximately.

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