Nokia X Android smartphone launched at Rs 8,599


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Nokia has launched Nokia X, the first phone from the company to run on Google’s Android operating system. The phone, priced at Rs 8,599, will be available through online and offline retailers across India starting Monday.

Nokia X was unveiled by Nokia on February 24, during the MWC at Barcelona in Spain, along with Nokia X+ and XL.

Nokia X sports a 4-inch WVGA LCD display (480 X 800p, 233ppi). The dual-sim phone is powered by a 1GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and 512MB RAM. It comes with 4GB internal storage expandable up to 32GB via microSD card.

Nokia X features a 3MP fixed-focus camera and doesn’t sport an LED flash. In terms of connectivity options, the phone offers Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and A-GPS. It comes with a 1,500mAh removable battery and the company claims a talk time of 10.5 hours on 3G and standby time of 28 days.

The phone runs a highly customised version of Android (based on Android 4.1.2) that has been stripped of Google services and apps including the Play Store. Nokia X comes with Nokia’s own app store, HERE Drive and Maps for location service, and Nokia MixRadio music service.

​Nokia has also bundled Microsoft’s cloud storage service, One Drive with the phone and is offering 10GB of One Drive storage for free, along with one month of free unlimited Skype calls to landlines and mobiles.

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