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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