Nokia X dual-SIM unofficially goes on sale in India for Rs 8,500, available from March 15


Back at the Mobile World Congress last month, Nokia unveiled the X, X+ and the XL, its first smartphones to run on a forked Android OS. Now, the Nokia X has apparently on sale online in India and is listed on the Mobile Store for Rs 8,500. The online retailer will start delivering the device from March 15 onwards. However, this does not seem to be the official price. Nokia has launched the smartphone in Malaysia for $120 (approximately Rs 7,500). BGR India has reached out to Nokia India for confirmation.
Talking of the specifications, the Nokia X sports a 4-inch WVGA (800×480 pixels) 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.

The dual-SIM smartphone runs on an AOSP version of Android, which doesn’t have Google Play Store. Instead, Nokia is offering its own Android store that boasts 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 also announced that it would be offering buyers free calls Skype for a period of one month, and 1GB of OneDrive storage.

In terms of design, the device looks like Nokia’s Asha devices and sports dimensions of 115.5x63x10.4 mm and weighs in at 128.7 grams.

While you wait for the online retailer to start delivering the device, you can read our first impressions of the Nokia X here.

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