First Nokia X2 promo crops up

First Nokia X2 promo crops up
A day after Microsoft made the Nokia X2 official, the first promo of the new Android-based device is now a reality.

Much alike to the now older Nokia X/X+/XL family of devices, the new promo again uses essentially the same type of presentation, and leaves little doubt that India will likely be the target market for the X2. That's not to say that the X2 won't be available elsewhere, but it's probably safe to say that Microsoft/Nokia had the most success in the populous country with the previous generation.

For those who missed out on the X2, it's an affordable (EUR 99; $134), dual SIM device with a 4.3-inch, 480 x 800 resolution LCD panel, and is powered by an entry-level, dual-core Snapdragon 200 SoC and 1GB of RAM. There are also a 5-megapixel rear camera with an LED flash, along with an 1800 mAh cell that keeps the lights on. 

Lastly, it should be pointed out that while the X2 runs on an Android core, the platform isn't, strictly speaking, your typical Android. Instead, this is a highly-customized take on the open-sourced OS that does not make use of Google's layer of applications, including the Play Store. In place of those, Microsoft has outfitted the X2 with its own layer of apps and services, including Skype, Outlook, OneDrive (with 15GB of free storage), HERE Maps, and OneNote. For third-party apps, you'll have to make use of the built-in Nokia Store, which is actually interconnected with other, third-party stores, that usually host a limited number of popular iOS/Android apps.



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X2
  • Display 2.2" 240 x 320 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Storage 0.048 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 860 mAh(13.50h talk time)

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3 Comments

1. Mr.Torture

Posts: 25; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

I'm not sure what is the target audience for this phone, and what is the reasoning behind its very existence (the same as with predecessor). If they are targeting casual Android users, who can afford mid-range spec phones, why would anyone choose half-baked, crippled version of Android, with hardware bearing dying brand name, over any other mid-ranger from profound Android OEMs. If their target is the same Nokia audience that used to love old Nokia high end phones, craving for powerful Nokia phone running Android, then again why would anyone buy this phone. Cheap teenage-looking iPhonesque plastic, with no-where-near-top specs, with some hybrid OS, is lost case as far as my understanding of current smartphone market goes.

2. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

Q-U-A-L-I-T-Y

3. mildorzalost

Posts: 143; Member since: Jun 03, 2014

Is a very cool smartphone, but I CAN'T understand why this phone with the recommended retail price of 134 dollars have front camera and 1gb of ram! And Lumia 630/635 that have a recommended retail price of 159 dollars doesn't have a front camera and have only 512mb of ram! why?!

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