Nokia X Android Handset Specs Revealed In New Leak; Slightly Underwhelming
It’s looking more and more likely that Nokia will indeed be launching an Android-based handset. Thanks to a couple of previous leaks, we already have a relatively vivid picture of the UI, which looks a lot more like Windows Phone than Google’s mobile OS, and we can also have a fairly solid idea of its form factor. Now, thanks to yet another spoiler from the ever-reliable Evleaks Twitter handle, we have a list of specs for the so-called ‘Nokia X,’ and in line with previous reports, it’s pretty standard mid-range fare.
Of course, with Nokia having built a series of premium handsets like the slick Lumia 920 and sharp optics of the Lumia 1020, many were hoping that the reported Android ambitions of the Finnish company would see these kinds of devices expanded for the wider market. However, Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia back in September of 2013 threw all notion of a Nokia-Android smartphone into doubt, and while it now seems that we will soon bear witness this previously untried union, the Nokia X is certainly not going to appeal to those seeking raw power.
According to a tweet by Evleaks early today, the Nokia X will apparently sport two 1GHz Snapdragon processors, a very underwhelming 4-inch WVGA display, 512MB of RAM, dual-SIM slots, and a 1,500 mAh battery to keep things ticking over.
As for storage, there’ll allegedly be 4GB worth on-board, although this will be expandable thanks to the microSD slot. The camera, meanwhile, is a 5-megapixel effort – a very far cry from the 41-megapixel offering of the Lumia 1020. Sure, megapixel count isn’t the only determinant of a good camera, but nevertheless, it’s highly likely that, with no flash to speak of, the Nokia X’s camera will be average at best.
The ‘forked’ version of the Android interface we’ve seen in previously leaked images also appears similar to that of Nokia’s Asha smartphone range, and with some indication that the Nokia X could be a replacement for those devices, the rather lowly specs would seem to add further legitimacy to these claims.
The leaked snaps of the device have already all-but confirmed that the Nokia X, previously referred to by its codename ‘Normandy,’ will arrive in six different colors, and with MWC just around the corner, we shouldn’t have to wait too long to get a closer look at what Nokia has been cooking up.