New Android-based Nokia X (X2?) could be announced by Microsoft this month


Microsoft is reportedly getting ready to announce a brand new Android-based Nokia X handset in the coming weeks - about four months after the original Nokia X hit the market (back in February, when Nokia's Devices and Services unit didn't belong to Microsoft).

According to BGR India and unnamed “reliable sources”, the new smartphone’s launch is three weeks away, so we should see it being officially announced before the end of June. Reportedly, the upcoming handset will have a home button - unlike the first Nokia X model, which only offers a back button (this acts as a home button only if you long press it).

The next-gen Nokia X allegedly has the model number RM-1013, and could be called Nokia X2 (not to be mistaken with this Nokia X2 feature phone from 2010). A few RM-1013 units have been already imported to India for testing and evaluation purposes.

As previously reported, the new Nokia X should feature a 4.3-inch WVGA display, a dual-core Snapdragon 200 processor clocked at 1.2GHz, 1GB of RAM, and 4GB of internal memory. Just like the original Nokia X smartphone (pictured above), the next one should be targeted at emerging markets, running a heavily modified version of Android. Not long ago, we heard that the new X may be capable of booting both Android and Windows Phone, but there’s no way to confirm this at the moment. In any case, we'll get back to you when more details about this Microsoft Android phone are available.

source: BGR India

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29 Comments

2. sgodsell

Posts: 7456; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

If it only has 4gb of internal storage. Then you can bet that dual booting will not be an option. Micro SD cards are much slower then eMMC storage.

23. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

And much less reliable.

3. Miracles

Posts: 560; Member since: Aug 31, 2013

Microsoft is getting scroogled. Lol

26. sgodsell

Posts: 7456; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Microsoft wants to make these Android like phones, because WP is still not selling well.

10. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

A sure-fire Overpriced junk The Specs are so 2011

11. skinny95black

Posts: 113; Member since: Jan 06, 2013

You gotta be kidding me ? You cant be that stupid ?

15. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Well said I hate budget and midrange phones

19. SeanContra

Posts: 82; Member since: Mar 24, 2014

Then don't buy them or follow any news related to them. Not everyone can afford flagship high end devices. Poor people need access to technology too.

22. 12Danny123

Posts: 87; Member since: Aug 18, 2012

Wow new low for us Android Fans guys. How sad

28. Subhajyotidas5

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 20, 2014

You know what not everyone in this world are as rich as you. So, they have to contain with budget and mid range Smartphones. And if you hate budget phones why visit the articles related to budget phones.

12. PressStart

Posts: 119; Member since: Apr 08, 2014

This device doesn'take sense to me.

13. NotAGeek

Posts: 279; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

If they use qHD screen,it will give the moto e a good run for it's money,if they priced it right

16. wilsong17 unregistered

When is Nokia going to realize that android people want high spec

17. wax33

Posts: 45; Member since: Apr 06, 2014

Indeed. Microsoft needs to either make good Android phones or no Android phones at all.

18. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

41 Mpx?

21. vishalaestro

Posts: 81; Member since: Dec 08, 2013

looking for a good camera with flash if microsoft needs to compete with real android phone makers and their lumia series

24. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

Meh, Unless SD400, AF Camera, expandable storage and qHD, while priced the same as X.

27. sgodsell

Posts: 7456; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

At least the new X2 will be sporting a SD 200 CPU which is a cortex-A7. The previous Nokia X,X+,XL used the much older and slower S4 play CPU, which is a cortex-A5.

29. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

BBZ3 is even a better choice for an extra $50 then. Let alone Moto G.

25. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

hmm The "X2 Class" smart phone will run more smoothly than the previous Nokia "X" Phones. among the previous rumors about the New X2 smartphone was it would have the specs mentioned above plus a front and rear camera, run the next higher version of Android Open source software and would have the internal software to access and use Google play store Apps so People would not have to "Root" their X2 smartphone to get Google stuff. For Microsoft to make any dent in selling The "X" phonesall they have to do is put their Version of Android software on a Nokia 925 with it's pure view camera and give it a Carbon Fiber back instead of it's Polycarbonate back. Microsoft does not have to make any new high end X phones from scratch all it has to do is use the body and electronics of a smart phones it already has on the market. the modified Nokia 925 body is a good choice. this smart phone would sell like hot cakes with very little R & D needed to make one. Yoo Microsoft Please stop being a coward you are a Devices and Services(Software) Company now to make the big bucks in Android make at least one decent Android smart phone. I will stick with Windows smartphones but I hate to see Microsoft blow a great opportunity here it does not make sense!

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