News & Reviews: Nokia Normandy
Feb 18, 2014
If you've been wondering whether the Android powered Nokia smartphone will be called the Nokia X or the Nokia Normandy then perhaps you can rest assured now. Serial leaker @evleaks has just come out with a leaked press image showing the smartphone with the branding Nokia X, confirming the name at least. Tech specs which haven't been confirmed yet are expected to include a 1GHz dual-core Snapdragon 200 processor, 512MB of RAM, 4-inch display, 5MP rear camera, dual-SIM support and 1500 mAh battery. While there isn't any news on Malaysia pricing or release dates yet, the Nokia X is expected in March 2014 and should be headed to the entry-level to mid-range market.
Feb 11, 2014
Rumours coming from the Wall Street Journal indicate that the Android-powered Nokia X or Nokia Normandy smartphone is expected to be announced at the upcoming Mobile World Congress or MWC expo 2014. Apart from using a fork of Android utilizing Nokia apps like Here Maps and Nokia Mix Radio tech specs are estimated to be rather entry level. These tech specs include a dual-core Snapdragon processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB storage, a 4-inch display and both microSD and dual-SIM support. The overall design will follow those of current Lumia phones and feature a number of colourful polycarbonate backsides. No news yet on pricing or specific Malaysia release dates but stay tuned and we'll keep you updated.
Jan 28, 2014
The rumoured Android powered Nokia Normandy or Nokia X as it is also rumoured by evleaks to be named, recently appeared in a listing from a major online Vietnam retailer site. The listing doesn't show the really important stuff like pricing or Malaysia release dates but it did show pictures and screen captures of the smartphone along with some tech specs and features. These include a dual-core 1GHz Snapdragon 200 processor, 4-inch display with 480 x 854 pixel resolution, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage with support for up to 32GB microSD, dual SIM card support and a 5MP rear camera. Apparently, it will be using a forked version of Android that will have access to Google Now, Google Play, Youtube and other Google services (which seems strange since there are Nokia and Microsoft alternatives). While online listings can be a sign of things to come, the listing could be just a placeholder for something else so do take this rumour with a healthy pinch of salt.
Jan 09, 2014
The Nokia Normandy is supposedly Nokia's upcoming smartphone that will have a custom Android operating system. Some rumours said it was killed before it even started due to the Microsoft-Nokia merger while some like @evleaks show that it may well be alive and kicking. So far leaks don't reveal much about what the Nokia Normandy asides from tech specs like dual-SIM support. However, certain other reports have said that the Nokia Normandy could be called the Nokia A110, have a 5MP camera and a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor along with an Android 4.4.1 version operating system. No pricing or Malaysia release dates yet but the Nokia Normandy is expected to appear at the MWC Expo 2014 in February.
Dec 12, 2013
The upcoming Nokia Normandy could very well be an Android smartphone headed for the lower cost Asha line. While hardware tech specs are not available yet, reports indicate that it may be using a forked version of Android that won't use Google Services. Perhaps, Nokia will incorporate their own services instead or perhaps some of Microsoft's but doing so would still allow for full smartphone apps. While it has been leaked by serial leaker evleaks, there is still no news when or for how much the Normandy could arrive in Malaysia. Microsoft could just as easily shut this move down and implement a free version of Windows Phone instead so stay tuned and we'll keep you posted.
Nov 27, 2013
The Normandy has landed, or at least the Nokia codenamed Normandy smartphone has. Appearing courtesy of evleaks along with a still unnamed Asha phone, the Normandy looks like another Lumia smartphone that could be bridging the gap between the Asha range and the Lumia range. The unnamed Nokia Asha phone on the other hand looks a lot like an LG Vu 3, complete with square-like 4:3 display. Unfortunately, no tech specs, pricing or Malaysia release dates were available at the time but stay tuned and we'll keep you posted.
Nov 11, 2013
Nokia has a habit of giving codenames to their upcoming products and devices. A recent leak by serial leaker evleaks shows that Nokia has 5 new codenames coming up in the form of Goldfinger, Moneypenny, Normandy, Phantom and Spinel. Both Goldfinger and Moneypenny are based on James Bond names but there isn't any clue yet which products these codenames are related to. The Spinel codename on the other hand could be related to another metal-clad smartphone or device. For the most part evleaks has been very accurate with all these Nokia codenames, so we should expect another 5 new Nokia devices soon. However, this is still a rumour so do take it with a small pinch of salt.