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Nokia X2 with 4.3-inch Display, Snapdragon 200 Launched – Details

The Nokia X2 was announced with a 4.3-inch WVGA display and it is, according to Microsoft’s plans, the last device in the Nokia X series, which is powered by the Nokia X operating system, based on the AOSP. Powered by Qualcomm MSM8210 Snapdragon 200 processor (dual-core 1.2 GHz) with Adreno 302 GPU, the Nokia X2 has 1GB RAM and 4GB internal storage.

On the back of the Nokia X2, there’s a 5-megapixel camera with the LED flash and on the front, a VGA camera. The battery in the device is a 1800 mAh one.

Earlier:
Is Nokia going to stop anywhere in trying out the Android Open Source Platform for its future smartphones? the answer would be “NO” if we believe the leaks from the sources. According to a couple of leaked images, Nokia has already done most of the work for the next generation of Nokia X series device, when the first gen Nokia X and XL couldn’t still make any noticeable impact in the market filled with devices having the pure Android OS.

At the time when Motorola has come up with the budget Moto E with everything good in the software aspect, Nokia is being stubborn as the company is still continuing with the Nokia X platform which is based on the Android Open Source Platform (AOSP). It was again the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean OS tweaked to bring out the Nokia X platform in the first device, and we don’t expect much of an improvement in that aspect because what Nokia is concentrating on, is the hardware which was the reason why Nokia X received most of the criticism.

The model name would be Nokia X2, just like the other brands name a successor, but the upgrade in the specs won’t be very much. Nokia is expected to come up with this device in the next year’s Mobile World Congress, just like the Nokia X made an entry at the MWC event in Barcelona. The Nokia X had 512MB of RAM, one of the major drawbacks which overshadowed even the negative reviews the OS was going to get. Nokia had launched two other devices as well – Nokia X+ with 768MB RAM, and the Nokia XL which had a larger screen, a better camera and 768MB of RAM, but for the device to run well and multitasking to happen flawlessly, it’s not just the processor that has to be good. The RAM in the Nokia X2 is said to be 1GB from what the AnTuTu benchmark test says.

Although the photos don’t give a clarity about it, but speculation is that the phone will come with the home and back buttons, unlike the single back button in the Nokia X. The processor is said to the MSM8210 Snapdragon 200 processor clocking at 1.2 GHz, but the upgrade in RAM is what one has to notice here (although the RAM is upgraded from Snapdragon S4 Play SoC in the Nokia X, X+ and XL).

The other details about the device include the 4GB internal storage with the option to expand it with the MicroSD card. In the AnTuTu benchmark test, the score was 11827 points which is quite enough for what is rumored to be included in the device. Something else that is very much expected, and should be a good upgrade is the 5MP rear camera and addition of a front camera. Let’s wait and watch for the details, and don’t expect much surprises here, because Nokia’s business right now is Windows Phone, not Android.

By Chetan Bhawani on Thursday 22nd of May 2014


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