Specs of Nokia X2 budget Android smartphone leaked
Newly acquired and now a part of Microsoft, specifications for Nokia’s rumoured upcoming X2 budget phone have been leaked online this week via the AnTuTu benchmark website.
The site details the alleged successor to the dual-SIM Nokia X, listed as model RM-1013, as featuring a larger 4.3-inch display and 480 x 800 pixel resolution. Powered by a 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor paired with 1GB RAM and Adreno 305 graphics, the X2 runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean using an Android open-source build (AOSP). But it is likely that a KitKat update will be prepared by the time the device becomes generally available.
Similar to the Nokia X, the device will feature dual-SIM slots with 4GB built-in storage and an MicroSD card slot for expansion. Slight upgrades on the original spec include the addition of a 0.3MP front-shooter and a better 5MP rear camera. The X2 also gets a new home button along with the back button which was originally presented on the previous model.
The design shows that Microsoft is likely to continue with Nokia’s original plan to utilise the device to push deeper into emerging markets and pick up users who are looking for an affordable device with a strong software ecosystem, similar to the aims of well-received entry-level models like the Moto G and Moto E.
Nokia has always reserved their high-end offerings for Microsoft’s Windows OS but it is clear that the company, now rolled into Microsoft, is testing the waters further by offering entry-level devices with aggressive pricing. This seems to be an open-minded continuation of Nokia’s strategy by its new owner and we are excited to see what comes of it. Any firm that can create a winning design at these price points can sell smartphones by the bucket load.