News & Reviews: Nokia X
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.