Leaked pics show Nokia Normandy Android phone as a dual-SIM device


Earlier today, we saw some pictures that seemed to be the fabled Android-powered Nokia Normandy (aka the Nokia A110) going through the hoops of the AnTuTu benchmarking suite. Now, prolific leaker Evleaks has released a few more pictures of the Normandy. The last set of pictures just looked like any other Nokia Lumia device, but these actually show screenshots of what Nokia's skinned Android might look like.

The most interesting bit of information from the leaked images is that the Normandy appears to be a dual-SIM device, although the odd thing there is that the SIM card status icons are on the left, not the right. This would seem to imply that Nokia's version of Android may be using a different notification method than the dropdown tray you'd see on any other Android device. There are rich notifications shown on the Normandy lockscreen, but it's unclear where notifications would appear when you're in the system, if the SIM icons are taking up the normal space. There also appears to be a back button on the bottom bezel, but other navigation options are unknown. 

Given the specs implied by the benchmarks - 854x480 display (supposedly 4-inches), 5MP camera, and a Snapdragon SoC - combined with the dual-SIM capability, it seems like this device would be aiming at emerging markets. That is assuming the device is going to be released, which is a questionable proposition since Microsoft is taking over Nokia soon enough. 

source: +Evleaks via pocketnow

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32 Comments

1. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2280; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

No way will they make an Android phone. Things would go worse for Nokia.

4. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

its by evleaks so its pretty reliable!

14. sgodsell

Posts: 7535; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Reliable or not. This device is coming out with a pretty poor display resolution (854x480) and what snapdragon processor does it have? I guess it will be for emerging markets. But if Motorola can release the moto g for $100 now, and it has a 1280x720 gorilla glass 3 display. Why can't Nokia do the same.

21. naveenstuns

Posts: 184; Member since: Feb 19, 2012

Moto G is cheap only on US -_-. In India it is going to lauch at nearly double the rate of lumia 525

26. Diazene

Posts: 129; Member since: May 01, 2013

in the us, it's 4x the price

29. sgodsell

Posts: 7535; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The 520 is being sold off for $59 at at&t to make room for the new 525. If you can remember when the 520 first came out in February 2013 started to sell for $180. The 525 is exactly the same as the 520 except the 525 will have 1gb of ram instead of 512mb of ram that is in the 520. Even the new update from Nokia (black) can't run Nokia's refocus app. It requires 1gb of ram. So the 520, 521, 620, 625, 720 can't run the apps that require 1gb of ram.

28. sgodsell

Posts: 7535; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The moto g in south america and Europe is currently being sold at very affordable prices. On the 14th of January India is going to start selling the moto g at affordable rates as well. We will have to see what price the 525 will start to sell at in India.

30. andonia2

Posts: 34; Member since: Jul 26, 2013

I wonder when the moto X will be comin to India....

31. __0__

Posts: 242; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

9. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

First of all, it's Android-based, but it will be a fork like Amazon did with the Kindle, so it won't include Google apps. It will be a custom Nokia OS based on Android. Second, this could be an unexpected move by Microsoft. Recall that Android is open source, so everyone can take it and customize it, and this means... even Microsoft can do it! Why would they do it? Because they could have realized that Windows Phone has come to a point where it will be very difficult to grow further. BB and Symbian are dead, and their old users have already migrated to iOS, WP or Android, and WP has attracted also a number of Apple users. Look at the growth of WP in the last year and the numbers almost perfectly match the number of users lost by BB, Symbian and iOS. But how will they gain more users now that all users that still had to change their old smartphones have made their choice? That's why Microsoft could have devised an incredible strategy: use Nokia to build an alternative ecosystem to Google's, using Android itself as the base OS, but with Nokia and Microsoft's apps, so that the maps will be Nokia Maps, the default messenger will be Skype instead of Hangouts (and look at the screenshot...), the default search engine could be Bing, and so on. Lumias will become Microsoft Lumias, and Microsoft could use the Nokia brand on this Android-Microsoft hybrid. The OS could be called "Nokia OS" or whatever. It will just be based on Android. This would let Microsoft attract more users: those users who love Nokia but don't like WP and so have migrated to other brands. And we know that there are countries where the Nokia brand is still very strong, like India. Microsoft using Android to attack Google? Incredible, but how could you explain this phone otherwise? The rumors have been around for a couple of months, and instead of fading there's more and more evidence that the phone is still being developed...

19. ePoch270

Posts: 193; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

If they choose to forgo Google PLay in favor of their own App market, it will be a death knell. That is what is plaguing WP now. Poor selection of Apps compared to iOS and Android.

11. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

It's call it's coming. Great Nokia your android ui looks amazing. Can't wait to see. Go Nokia and we will make sold number Large.

2. JGuinan007

Posts: 699; Member since: May 19, 2011

I wonder if Motorola will make a Windows phone

12. EgyDroid

Posts: 111; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

I see what you did there........haha

22. madmikepr

Posts: 138; Member since: Aug 09, 2011

maybe this is the new Windows UI Interface xD

27. bakarock

Posts: 57; Member since: Aug 29, 2013

forked version of windows phone. T.R.O.L.L..THUMBS UP

3. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

So they have even managed to make the android lock screen look like windows phone!! I don't like the arrow as the only button either

5. aranauser

Posts: 58; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Ill buy this straightaway

6. geetam

Posts: 18; Member since: May 15, 2013

Look at the lockscreen date... Its saying March 25....so hope this phone will launch on March 25th.... R.I.P SAMSUNG :D

13. EgyDroid

Posts: 111; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

As much as it hurts me.....I must say that it looks fake look at Skype the "creat account" is only half visible and just like the notification icons ,too. P.S: If they realy made an android nokia phone then "R.I.P" samsung" indeed

15. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

It's funny how this has been said every year since 2010, yet Samsung keeps rising and rising.

16. dratomic

Posts: 483; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

you see nokia owns 90 % of wp market. if only they chose android instead of wp. same thing wouldve happened in android. but unfortunately they didnt

23. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

Plus 25 march is tuesday....so it can really come to life...its amazing.... I think its asha running android....as the name says a110

7. mottykels

Posts: 387; Member since: May 15, 2013

Its asha that can run android apps ? #joke

8. Aplusk

Posts: 120; Member since: Nov 10, 2013

its android optimized by nokia on their device and not like other oem who just put android on their device. this nokia normandy will not have play store and google services & since it is optimized by nokia it will give good battery life and decent experience, no lags and all that.

18. dratomic

Posts: 483; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

i would love to have an android phone w/o googles disturbing services

20. Tas09

Posts: 7; Member since: Jan 08, 2014

Was that sarcasm, or stupidity? How the hell are you going to use an Android without Google's "disturbing" services? Android IS Google. .___.'

10. freebee269

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

is nokia allowed to name their device the same name as another device? because if not then there's already an a110 out by micromax.http://forum.xda-developers.com/micromax-a110 . has the mostly the same specs except for the processor.

17. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

I'd buy this, just to use as a backup. The specs might be geared for "emerging markets", but I'd get one or two imported to have. It will be a collectors item regardless, if it indeed sees the light of day. Hell of a "swan song" if it makes it.

24. Snoobab

Posts: 175; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

How do we know it's actually Anrdoid? These screen caps look VERY similar to the Asha Development Platform (used by the 501, 502 and 503).

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