MWC 2014 Live: Nokia X, X+ and XL Android smartphones announced

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Just as we had expected, Nokia unveiled the Nokia X, which is its first device to run on Android OS. But it was not the only smartphone unveiled and the Finnish company in fact announced its second and third Android smartphones called the Nokia X+ and the Nokia XL. The Nokia X is available immediately, in countries including  India, for 89 Euros, while the Nokia X+ and the Nokia XL will be available in the second quarter of this year for 99 Euros and 109 Euros respectively.

Talking of the specifications, the Nokia X sports a 4-inch WVGA (800×480 pisxels) display and is powered by a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core processor paired with 512MB of RAM. Other features include 4GB of storage with microSD support, 5-megapixel camera and a 1,500mAh battery.

nokia-x-hands-on-photos (2)The Nokia X+ has similar specs, albeit with more internal storage.

The Nokia XL, on the other hand, flaunts a bigger display – 5-inch WVGA (800×480 pixels) display — and gets better cameras– 5-megapixel rear camera and 2-megapixel front-facing camera. 

These devices all have dual-SIM capabilities and on the software front, run on an AOSP version of Android, which doesn’t have the Google Play Store. Instead, Nokia is offering its own Android store, which has as a combination of its own and Microsoft’s apps. Users will also get access to third-party app stores like Yandex, as well as the ability to sideload other apps.

As an introductory offer, Microsoft is offering buyers one month free calls Skype, and 1GB of OneDrive storage.

Photos: Rajat Agrawal. Photos shot using a Nokia Lumia 1020.

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