Android-powered Nokia Normandy leaks in the flesh again


Another picture of the alleged Nokia Normandy has leaked out, and this time the handset is shown in the flesh. This phone has created a firestorm of interest and speculation so far, which would only be understandable if it was a Galaxy S5 or an iPhone 6

Not even close - if Nokia goes through with it at all, it will likely be just an Asha 1045 phone, announced around March 25, according to the latest rumors, but with one very important difference - it has been conceived with forked Android instead of the usual Asha line interface. That feat alone warrants the mountains of interest expressed towards the handset, since we all have opinions how the mobile phone landscape would be right now, if Nokia had gone Android.

source: ViziLeaks (Twitter)

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31 Comments

31. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Microsoft is a Devices and Services Company now. a Great new device for them to sell would be a Open source ASHA smart phone that can load and flawlessly Run every android App that is on the market place. If the "Normandy's" OS cannot do this I think it's worth less to Microsoft because I do not think many developers will flock to the Normandy open source OS if it cannot run their current Android open source apps. a modified Normandy OS that can flawlessly Run Android Apps would be an Asset to Microsoft because they would make tons of money off Android through there OWM Microsoft controlled Open source smart phone OS. go for it Microsoft!

30. DIYEyal

Posts: 5; Member since: Oct 22, 2013

But microsoft own nokia, I really doubt they will go android

26. Rager722 unregistered

If Nokia would release a top notch phone for android, and advertise the phone right (because everyone knows and loves nokia since the early 2000s) The phone would probably sell much better than the Windows Lumias and Nokia would then switch to Android forever!

17. fendetto

Posts: 12; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

on nokiapoweruser.. the leaked pictures of ui abit like sailfish

15. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

You do all realise that asha phones are mid range to low end phones. You want 41mp android from NOKIA? Forget it, if they use android its to replace the asha phones who since the windows phone haven't had a flagship phone. Only the experimental 808 and nothing more.

14. iced_heroine

Posts: 29; Member since: Sep 09, 2012

is it me or there is a camera flash beside the camera? that silvery dot on the left??

19. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Maybe...

13. iced_heroine

Posts: 29; Member since: Sep 09, 2012

is it me or there is a camera flash beside the camera? that silvery dot on the left??

12. iced_heroine

Posts: 29; Member since: Sep 09, 2012

is it me or there is a camera flash beside the camera? that silvery dot on the left??

11. N-fanboy

Posts: 543; Member since: Jan 12, 2013

What i don't understand is, if it doesn't support google play services, does that mean its application format won't be .apk?

8. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Nokia's equivalent of the LG G2 would've been Marvelous.

6. jedpatrickdatu

Posts: 169; Member since: Jan 24, 2013

I dont' think either of those phones in the pic is the Normandy. The one on the bottom has a flash and black side buttons, whereas the Normandy has no flash and has colored side buttons. It looks more like a Lumia 720. The phone on top with the lonely back button has curved glass, while the Normandy doesn't. It looks like the Asha 503.

5. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

You know, "Normandy" does work perfectly for an Android phone, as it would serve as Nokia's "beachhead" in their invasion of the Android marketshare.

9. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

except that their android UI looks ugly and it will be years before Nokia will make a sizeable contribution to Android (if Microsoft permits them i.e.). Not to mention its a low/mid-range (at best) looking at specs. Nokia would need it to price competitively to make it stand out against Moto G (GOOGLE's, Moto G)

22. dratomic

Posts: 483; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

you can not compare benz (nokia) to ford (motorola). nokia at its worst day is better than motorola. you would understand me if youre not an american

23. Topcat488

Posts: 1425; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Nokia = Bankrupt.

25. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

1. Do you slightest of idea what you are talking about ? 2. Like Topcat said Nokia = Bankrupt. So, Nokia is living its worst day ! 3. Come with actual points rather than stupid abstract points like benz and ford. 4. The most important point - The specs and UI is unsurprising - to make any dent in android world

27. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

I'm American, however, I will second that. Nokia has always (ALWAYS) been better than Moto, in every aspect. I never had a bad Nokia, yet I had two pieces of horrible trash from old Moto over the years. Now that Google is in charge, there's finally some quality control at Moto, or so it seems. Until Microsoft fully ruins the party, I'll enjoy my last Nokia (unless the Normandy comes, that is).

28. dratomic

Posts: 483; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

i think nokia ruined itself. after n95 8gb they never made any highend phone. sammy learned from it and did something that nokia was supposed to do. sammy made innov8. nokia became arrogant because of their market share. and thought everybody would buy any craaaap they made. (despite making best phones by quality measures) and thats the story of nokias fall. finally chairmen decided to put the last nails on nokias coffin by giving thumbs up to microsofts purchase. the end

4. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

wow , such red , much awesome , love nokia , wow

7. EgyDroid

Posts: 111; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

3. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

Kinda looks like a Lumia without a camera button

2. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

make that 41 mp nokia an Android phone please!!!

10. mousesports

Posts: 286; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

that will be the top chery from a birthday cake !

16. GJanee

Posts: 214; Member since: Jun 29, 2011

never gonna happen.

1. Apoorvtheman

Posts: 47; Member since: Jun 25, 2012

Just release it nokia!! Everybody will love it!!

18. naveenstuns

Posts: 184; Member since: Feb 19, 2012

guys its the Lumia 720... Vizileaks is doing it for publicity -_-http://www.theinquirer.net/IMG/486/255486/nokia-lumia-720-design-in-red-540x334.jpg%3F1365691732

20. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Normandy and 720 design is same. But could be 720 or maybe two variety of normandy with flash and without flash.

21. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Or Maybe you r right.

29. Alex123

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

I think so as i noticed that this one comes with LED Flash.

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