As soon as the first rumors suggesting that Nokia could be working on an Android phone hit the mill, many Nokia fans and experts opened their eyes in disbelief. Then there was a lot of excitement, but when the Nokia X was announced the smartphone in February, many felt disappointment in the phone’s entry-level specifications. That and the fact that Nokia was acquired by Microsoft put a huge question mark on the future of Android phones made in Finland. However, it looks like Microsoft decided to keep the Android lineup after all as the company’s new Android smartphone specs have just surfaced on the web.
Microsoft’s new Nokia X2 Android smartphone
According to AnTuTu benchmark, Nokia X’s successor will be called Nokia X2 and will bring somewhat upgraded specs to the table, though still will be a low-end device. Having model number RM-1013, the Nokia X2 will come with a 4.3-inch display with 480 x 800 resolution, which is 0.3-inch bigger than the Nokia X. However, since the resolution remains unchanged, the device will offer slightly lower pixel density. Equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor and Adreno 305 graphics, the Nokia X2 will be faster than its predecessor which sports a Snapdragon S4 chip.
The Nokia X2 will double RAM from 512 MB on the Nokia X to 1 GB, but will keep the same modest storage of just 4 GB. The phone will also offer more advanced photographic experience with its 5-megapixel rear camera and 0.3-megapixel front-facing shooter. Other features will supposedly include dual-SIM support and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.
It seems that, at least for now, Microsoft has no intention of releasing a more premium Android phone. When you stop to think about it, it’s actually not that surprising that Microsoft is focusing most of its efforts on devices running its own Windows Phone OS. After all, Android is Windows Phone’s main rival. Anyway, if it’s any consolation, the Nokia X2 should be an affordable device, just like the Nokia X.
source: Unwired View