New Nokia Normandy screenshots seem to confirm dual SIM capabilities, "two ways of interaction"

New Nokia Normandy screenshots seem to confirm dual SIM capabilities, "two ways of interaction"
If you haven’t had enough of the rumored Nokia Normandy, here we are presenting you new screenshots allegedly taken from its UI. It is believed that the Normandy runs a modified version of Android – although, seeing all the leaked images that appeared until now, the interface looks more like it belongs to a Windows Phone device. But that may be just the result of Nokia’s experiments with custom UIs.

Until we know anything for sure, the most recent Nokia Normandy screenshots (revealed by @evleaks) seem to further confirm that the handset supports two SIM cards. @evleaks also notes that there are “two ways” to interact with the Normandy. It’s not entirely clear what that means, but it seems that you can significantly change the aspect of its home screen. You can enlarge the image on the left for a closer look.

We assumed not long ago that Nokia may use Android (with obvious modifications) to replace its Asha platform. So this is what the Normandy could be when (and if) it hits shelves: a new, affordable Asha-like handset based on Android.

As we reported back in December, another dual SIM smartphone that Nokia may announce soon is the Lumia 630 (codenamed Moneypenny). This, however, is a Windows Phone device. We’ll bring more details on the Normandy, as well as on the Lumia 630, as soon as we get them!

source: @evleaks

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33 Comments

1. mottykels

Posts: 387; Member since: May 15, 2013

A combination of asha and android? Nice

8. fouadqr

Posts: 326; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

and WP :D

10. Extradite

Posts: 316; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

Midrange device with mid specs. What good is this?

14. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

if this becomes a smashing success which it will because it will be priced at 100$ ... india and China alone will make this device best selling device of 2014..that would gurantee a comeback in 2016 with android .. awesome finally what every Nokia fan have been waiting for 4 years.. this is true Nokia without eflop and his moles.. we will wait for your return..

22. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

I second this.

34. GoJin

Posts: 10; Member since: Feb 05, 2013

.I third this

15. grapeseed87

Posts: 123; Member since: Mar 13, 2013

They basically want a cheaper way to provide users in emerging markets with a WP experience hence the Asha on Android.

26. SandraB

Posts: 75; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

Why not make a real Android phone??

2. greesh.vj

Posts: 5; Member since: Jan 16, 2014

BBM app????

12. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

dude this device running Android. that's y u see bbm there. looks like there are lots of apps and games so i guess we can access play store as well.

3. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

That's one ugly UI and that Mix Radio icon is hideous ! BTW, what's with that Ginerbread Notification ? and also why is notification just showing apps name only, why not any information pertaining to app ?!

6. noim1

Posts: 297; Member since: May 15, 2012

Come on if it runs Android !! then no need to worry ...you can change everything in android ... That's the beauty of android .. You don't like something get Rid of it !!!

7. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

That looks very heavily customized similar to what Amazon does (look how different is notification panel). If that is the case then I doubt it will have PlayStore and be more customisable. Besides, if I wanted my android phone to look like Windows phone I would've bought WP and not this WP wannabe android !

16. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

I was thinking the same, load Nova Launcher and not miss a beat.

11. hemedans

Posts: 746; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

it look like combination of notification centre and fastlane of asha. i like idea of fastlane and because its android you can change the way you want

4. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

i can see some android apps there , hopefully it might accept .apks

5. geetam

Posts: 18; Member since: May 15, 2013

ASPHALT 8 also supported O.o R.I.P SAMSUNG :D

13. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

It's call Nokia Powered Android.........!!!

18. SAYED-EJAZ

Posts: 225; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

If this supports Asphalt 8 easily then its better samsung to stop budget phones.

9. fouadqr

Posts: 326; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

Awesome UI i like it ..:D

17. mmmanuuu

Posts: 403; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

I believe we won' t be able to do any kind of customization in this nokia's android version which we can in other android phones. They dont support google services. That means no play store, no maps, no gmail etc etc. This might just have the name ANDROID as the os is a heavily "CHAINED" ANDROID. And people will run behind it like crazy thinking its just an another android phone and this time its from NOKIA. We are all gonna get fooled by Nokia.

24. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Ever heard of "rooting" and ".apk"?

33. GoJin

Posts: 10; Member since: Feb 05, 2013

.ever heard of CyanogenMod?

19. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

Give us a Pureview camera with Android and ... rules the world ! Bring it on Nokia Normandy.

29. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

I highly doubt that would happen if this were to be part of the Asha series

20. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

this is an embarrassment to android....

25. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Apparently you've never tried anything that says "Huawei", "ZTE", or "Pantech" on it. You must be hard into Samsung. I've owned, tested, and sold phones from pretty much every manufacturer, and to this day, I will take a NOKIA over ANYTHING else, this phone (if it sees the light of day) being no exception. You can't touch their quality or design.

30. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

Me too. Even the HTC One V (you know, the entry-level phone from 2012 with aluminium unibody) can't match the quality of the Nokia Lumia 925

28. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Why? Au contraire... this is an embarassment to Windows Phone! Why did Nokia have to resort to Android after three years of Windows Phone? Android is open and customizable. This is just a proof of its capabilities, and it's not embarassing at all. The market will decide if they prefer the Nokia customized interface with Nokia and Microsoft services or the classic interface with Google services (and my personal opinion is that this phone will not be a great success without Google Play and all the integrated Google services).

21. tumchaaditya

Posts: 71; Member since: May 21, 2012

If this thing has got Play Store, Nokia is bracing for self-cannibalization!

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