Nokia recently announced its new mid-range smartphone family at the Mobile World Congress, called Nokia X. Less than two weeks later from the announcement and Nokia X has launched in Malaysia! The Nokia X family comprises three smartphones: Nokia X, Nokia X+, and Nokia XL.
Who’s this Smartphone for?
This smartphone is for those who want a budget smartphone. For example, if you’re currently looking at upgrading from a feature phone to a smartphone, then this phone could be for you. At least that’s what Nokia wants you to believe.
The Nokia X is priced at RM 399, which is economical for a smartphone.
This smartphone’s operating system is an interesting hybrid of Microsoft Windows and Google Android. Essentially, the phone’s operating system looks like Windows, but, in the background, it operates through Google Android’s open source software stack – giving this smartphone family access to a lot more apps.
Unfortunately, the phone doesn’t have some essential Google apps, like Maps, Chrome, Gmail, and Google Play Store (the place where you download apps for Android smartphones). However, the smartphone’s Nokia Store is still supposed to offer “hundreds of thousands of apps” that are found in the Google Play store, such as the Skype app.
The Nokia X and Nokia X+ have 4-inch screens, which is the same size as the iPhone 5s. The Nokia XL has a 5-inch screen, which is the same size as the Samsung Galaxy S4’s screen. All three Nokia phones are driven by a 1GHz dual core Snapdragon chipset. The Nokia X has 512 MB of RAM while the X+ and the XL are powered by 768 MB of RAM.
The Nokia X smartphones will be released in Nokia stores in Malaysia next week.
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Photo Credit: Nokia
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