Nokia has recently revealed that the company is scheduled to launch its newest ‘Nokia X’ Android smartphone in India on March 15 2014. This move can be seen as part of efforts by the company to compete with Samsung and Micromax and grab some share in the country’s burgeoning affordable smartphone market.
The smartphone will carry a price tag of Rs 8500, and will be available with some pre-loaded applications including Maps, Mixradio, Facebook and Twitter.
This phone boasts a 4-inch touchscreen with dual SIM feature. The Nokia smartphone will be powered by Android’s Jellybean operating system, dual core 1 GHz processor, 512 MB RAM and memory expandable up to 32GB. Additionally, it will be equipped with a 3MP rear camera.
The company showcased its X range of smartphones – Nokia X, Nokia X+ and Nokia XL – at the Mobile World Congress on February 24 2014 in Barcelona. All these X series smartphones are powered by Google’s Android operating system.
Nokia X is due to be launched in Asia-Pacific, Europe, India, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa, while the Nokia X+ and Nokia XL are most likely to be available in these markets in the early second quarter with a price tag of €99 (Rs 8,300) and €109 (Rs 9,200) respectively. Nokia X is already available in Malaysia at a price of 399 Malaysian ringgit (nearly Rs 7,500).