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Dual SIM Nokia X version appears on CamSpeed with 3 MP fixed focus camera and Android 4.1

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Dual SIM Nokia X version appears on CamSpeed with 3 MP fixed focus camera and Android 4.1
Nokia X (Normandy), has appeared on the CamSpeed database, the benchmark test of Sofica, with a pretty good score, indicating a fixed focus camera on the back, where the focusing time is essentially zero.

The forked Android-powered handset is said to sport a 5 MP snapper, though the resolution used for the CamSpeed test is 3 MP. It also should have 512 MB of RAM, 4 GB of internal memory expanded by a microSD card slot, as well as a 1500 mAh battery. It will be available in a dual-SIM version, codenamed RM-980, which is the one appearing on CamSpeed, and will arrive in six jolly colors, aimed at teens and emerging markets.

Nokia is allegedly reshuffling its MWC event plans after it became clear that Samsung decide to pull the Galaxy S5 unveiling forward to the expo timeframe, so it's unclear if and when Normandy will be unleashed. It is expected to be announced as part of the Asha family, presenting an interesting twist of fate for Nokia's budget portfolio, as it will be its first commercial handset with Android on it, albeit evidently a highly modified one.

source: Sofica (Twitter)

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posted on 07 Feb 2014, 03:00 2

1. ScottSchneider (Posts: 316; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)


Nokia have a very bad leaky tap on their hands,... So many Leaks...

posted on 07 Feb 2014, 03:26 4

4. nokia12 (Posts: 320; Member since: 19 Nov 2013)


i believe it is intentional as Nokia Android is the hottest thing right now.. it needs all the hype and who knows whether MS will stop selling Normandy after acquisition or not..

posted on 07 Feb 2014, 05:11 2

18. Skoms (Posts: 118; Member since: 03 Feb 2014)


What if Nokia had bet on Android, where they had succeeded.

Now they had to sell the business to microsoft, anars they had plenty of business. now they went bankrupt

But what say Chinas government that their own manufacturers have to pay licenses but that microsoft nokia will not have licenses?

Will China really go along with it? I think China wants to compete on equal terms.

Yes Indian manufacturers equally so. Will India allow a manufacturer (nokia ms) microsoft as to avoid license?

I believe that the producers and Chinese manufacturers will be struck unless they sign contracts with microsoft about avoiding license

posted on 07 Feb 2014, 07:54 1

27. Just.Saying (Posts: 132; Member since: 04 Apr 2013)


Off topic, remember Thomas Zilliacus and his so called Newkia ? anybody know what happened to him and his company

posted on 07 Feb 2014, 08:18 2

29. akki20892 (Posts: 3418; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


It makes people more excited.

posted on 07 Feb 2014, 03:11 10

2. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8165; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Nokia, when we said come join Android, we didn't mean to bring the 520 specs with you.

posted on 07 Feb 2014, 03:24 2

3. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 710; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)


I guess they don't want it to cannibalize the sales of its Windows Phone devices? They were bought by Microsoft

posted on 07 Feb 2014, 05:10 5

16. alterecho (Posts: 1079; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


THIS alone will canibalize WP sales.

posted on 07 Feb 2014, 05:13 2

19. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Depends on the price.. If it's priced like the 520, WP marketshare will decrease greatly.

posted on 07 Feb 2014, 08:19 3

30. akki20892 (Posts: 3418; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Don't be worry Nokia gonna put cheaper price. And it will sell more than 520 for sure.

posted on 07 Feb 2014, 08:24 2

33. sgodsell (Posts: 1188; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


Its not like WP has a big market share to begin with. Just the last quarter alone Nokia sold 8.2 million lumias during the holiday season (down 700,000 from the previous quarter), and Nokia sells over 90% of all WP devices. Now when you look at Android sales they keep going up every quarter since it was released. Android sold over 220 million smartphones during the holiday quarter. Not to mention Android supports a vast array of hardware including almost every CPU known to man. Unlike WP which only supports certain CPUs specific to Qualcomm. This Nokia X (Normandy) phone also is running with a cortex-A5 CPU, which WP and the NT kernel do not support. So it makes sense to use Android since it already runs on those CPUs.

posted on 07 Feb 2014, 05:45

21. NokiaFTW (Posts: 1979; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


No it won't as Nokia's lower end WP phones are agressively priced everywhere and people will prefer to add a little more money and get a Lumia 525.

posted on 07 Feb 2014, 08:30 2

34. sgodsell (Posts: 1188; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


You have no clue. In the US the 520 was priced as low as $49, and still Nokia only sold 8.2 million lumias, and that is down from the previous quarter of 8.9 million lumias. And now Microsoft is going to give you are free 520 when you buy Xbox music for the year. How much lower does Nokia and Microsoft have to lower the WP 520 devices if they are so good and selling like hot cakes? So why come out with an Android device when WP is so good in your eyes. I guess the other reason is Android supports dual sims where as WP doesn't.

posted on 07 Feb 2014, 09:33

37. NokiaFTW (Posts: 1979; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Nokia might have sold lower Lumias in Q4 than in Q3, but the overall platform sales are higher in Q4 & YoY, which is the more important thing. And even Android lost marketshare in the US in Q4. So get all your facts right before you come out here to troll.

posted on 07 Feb 2014, 15:48 2

41. sgodsell (Posts: 1188; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


If you want to sling facts around then let's look at the US market which lost .3% from the previous quarter. The biggest loss came from HTC and they lost 1.4% for Androids market share. Samsung gained during that period. Here's another fact for you, WP will be four years old on the 15th of this month since it was first introduced to the public. Where are the sales and market share? I remember in 2011 claims were made that WP would have around 50% of the smartphone market by 2015. Then it was revised that WP would surpass iOS by 2016, then again in 2017. Globally Android has risen consistently every quarter. Also claims were made that Android would never reach past 65% globally. So why is Nokia using Android if WP is such a great platform? Shouldn't WP be winning on its own merits. Instead Microsoft has to pay OEMs to make WP devices for them. Microsoft currently will give you a free lumia 520 if you buy 1 year in Xbox music in the US. And now if you have an iPhone 4s or galaxy S2 then you can get a 1020 or 1520. Talk about desperate for sales. I don't have to troll, the facts speak for themselves.

posted on 08 Feb 2014, 01:23

43. NokiaFTW (Posts: 1979; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


The first WP devices were introduced to public in late 2010 & to most countries in early 2011, so come back next year kiddo. :)

posted on 10 Feb 2014, 12:23

46. sgodsell (Posts: 1188; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


WP was first introduced to the world in February 15 2010 at MWC. Like I stated above with all the other facts. As far as actual devices the came out in October 2010. It still doesn't change the fact that WP is a desperate closed and limiting platform.

posted on 07 Feb 2014, 08:20 1

31. akki20892 (Posts: 3418; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Lol dude. U r a true predictor.

posted on 07 Feb 2014, 05:10 2

17. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Exactly! MS won't allow this to happen.
A high end droid from nokia will kill their own Lumias.

posted on 07 Feb 2014, 03:29 7

5. nokia12 (Posts: 320; Member since: 19 Nov 2013)


Nokia got very less time after breaking free away from MS infected Moles like Eflop.. i consider this as a big achievement in itself that they were able to get atleast 1 device on android..

posted on 07 Feb 2014, 03:52 2

9. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5399; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Agreed. ;)

posted on 07 Feb 2014, 05:17 3

20. SleepingOz (unregistered)


I sincerely hope they bring a high end full android-based handset by the end of the year. I might consider nokia again but I doubt MS will allow such thing to happen.

posted on 07 Feb 2014, 08:21 3

32. akki20892 (Posts: 3418; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Hopefully after 2015. And start of 2016.

posted on 08 Feb 2014, 02:05

44. corporateJP (Posts: 1555; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


520 specs...LOL...comment of the day!

posted on 07 Feb 2014, 03:33 2

6. XperiaOptimusOne (unregistered)


First ever Nokia handset running Android with low end specs? Nokia, you don't' need to test the waters here. Give us something you can brag about!

posted on 07 Feb 2014, 03:47 5

7. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5399; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


I know it's a low end phone and it's Nokia's first Android phone, but Nokia, you can do better than this.

posted on 07 Feb 2014, 03:48 1

8. XperiaOptimusOne (unregistered)


...way better.

posted on 07 Feb 2014, 04:06

10. Vanster (Posts: 124; Member since: 15 Jan 2014)


more android and more now it just to mainstream

posted on 07 Feb 2014, 04:12

11. Killua (Posts: 269; Member since: 25 Nov 2013)


512MB ram? so 2012.

posted on 07 Feb 2014, 04:35 4

13. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8165; Member since: 14 May 2012)


So 2010 actually. 2012 was 1-2GB standard.

posted on 07 Feb 2014, 04:34 1

12. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 898; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


Nokia is trolling us. ICS and 512MB of RAM in 2014? It will be a laggy, FC mess like the Lumia 520.

posted on 07 Feb 2014, 04:36 2

14. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8165; Member since: 14 May 2012)


4.1 is Jellybean.

posted on 07 Feb 2014, 05:05 2

15. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 898; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


You're right, my bad. I have a case of early morning dumbassery.
Still, 4.1, when KK is made to run better for low-end devices, doesn't seem like a legit attempt, it seems like a joke.

posted on 07 Feb 2014, 05:46

22. NokiaFTW (Posts: 1979; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Lumia 520's performance rivals that of flagship Androids and the iPhone. I don't you have used a Lumia 520 before.

posted on 07 Feb 2014, 05:58 5

23. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 898; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


I owned one, and it was what you would expect from a $99 phone. It's a smartphone, but just barely. Video + texting or playing music while reading and responding to texts would wipe out the RAM and force you to close something. My 3GS on iOS 7 performed better, as did my Nexus S.
I think you WP fanboys have bought into this myth that the fake "smoothness" coded into WP transitions equals power or speed, and my advice to you is to actually try something with real horsepower, like a 5S, a Note 3, or an LG G2. The 1520 has the same SoC as the G2 or the N3, but it doesn't make use of it like the Android flagships. The 5S is also in another league, and it has the best ecosystem by a wide margin.

posted on 07 Feb 2014, 06:43 5

24. boosook (Posts: 979; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


OMG, finally someone who's saying things as they are.
Yes, WP may be smoother, but the problems arise when you run out of memory, and when you do, it doesn't matter if your OS is WP or Android.
What's more, Samsung played a great part in the common belief that Android is laggy, since Samsung sells the vast majority of Android phones and the Samsung interface *is* slow. But grab a Nexus, an HTC One, a Sony Z1... you'll see that a well designed and implemented interface performs well even in Android.

posted on 07 Feb 2014, 06:58

25. NokiaFTW (Posts: 1979; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


What I meant by commenting that the Lumia 520 is as smooth as flagship Androids is that it is smooth, but sometimes there is a little lag and delay, just like high end Androids. :)
And BTW, WP is smoking fast on a Lumia 920 or 925 with 1 GB of RAM, something that cannot be said for Androids with that much amount of RAM.

posted on 07 Feb 2014, 07:48 2

26. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Since like you've never heard of Moto G. Nice try though..

posted on 07 Feb 2014, 08:44

35. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Seems*

posted on 07 Feb 2014, 09:35

38. NokiaFTW (Posts: 1979; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


The Moto G is fast and smooth, but when compared to a WP with similar specs, it doesn't stand a chance.

posted on 07 Feb 2014, 10:28 2

39. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Judging by this ignorant comment of yours, I can assume that you never had your hands on one. But yeah, keep telling yourself that, buddy. If it makes you feel better.

posted on 07 Feb 2014, 11:10 1

40. NokiaFTW (Posts: 1979; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


The Moto G has just been launched a couple days back in India(where I live). But I have seen comparisons of the Moto G and low end Lumias and the reviewer has himself said that the Lumia is a little bit more fluid.

posted on 07 Feb 2014, 08:07

28. Sonny_09 (Posts: 49; Member since: 24 May 2013)


What's with them with those fixed focus? I had one C7, and it is seriously terrible.

posted on 07 Feb 2014, 09:18 1

36. faizan-sharif (Posts: 52; Member since: 26 Jun 2013)


man it is simple if it is what the specs are, nokia is going to place it below $100 similar to current asha 501 to 503 line up and will decide then whether they sell well using asha or this kind of android? so let them experiment, and let them do what their plan is, may be after this some other high spec can be scene, but first let this device come out, secondly, entry level phones from samsung are crap, so Nokia might be willing to know the interest of people in this segment for Nokia droid phone, that will be able to decide a lot of things for Nokia, still the deal is not final , let us see, what happens next

posted on 07 Feb 2014, 15:57

42. tweetgadget (Posts: 11; Member since: 05 Feb 2014)


nokia just want to show the world how bad android experience is... compared to WP!!! :D..

posted on 08 Feb 2014, 02:07

45. christophersalse (Posts: 98; Member since: 19 Jan 2014)


I hope this paves the way to android powered lumias.

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