Rumors about a Nokia phone codenamed Normandy running on Android OS have been circling around for a while and recently increased in intensity suggesting that the Finnish company is serious about the project. Some pessimists, however, predicted that the idea will die a quick death once Nokia’s Devices and Services division would be acquired by Microsoft. The process is almost on finish line, but according to the latest reports, the Nokia Normandy will survive after all.
Nokia Normandy A110 Android Phone
A certain Nokia phone with model number RM-980 A110 showed up in AnTuTu benchmark results and it looks like this phone and the Nokia Normandy are one and the same device. The handset features a 4-inch display with a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels, a Snapdragon processor and a 5-megapixel camera. And yes, there is Android platform on board, and the latest version at that – 4.4.1 KitKat.
Another leak comes from @evleaks who is known for being incredibly accurate with its reports. The famous tipster posted a set of renders of the Nokia Normandy, and to be more precisely its lockscreen, Viber and Skype apps. The OS appears to be heavily modified by Nokia and could be something between Asha and Windows Phone platform. The Normandy most likely will support dual-SIM and will be available in a multitude of colors.
Don’t hold your breath just yet, though. The fact that a Nokia running Android OS visited AnTuTu does not necessarily mean that the phone will come to life. If it does, however, it will be an interesting addition to entry-level league of Android smartphones.