If everything goes as expected, the first Nokia’s Android phone should be announced in less than a week. The Nokia X, also known as Normandy, has been leaked and rumored for months already with most news coming from @evleaks tipster. Several render images have made their way to the web but this is the first time that we can take a look at live photos of the Nokia X and its tile UI. The phone is expected to go on sale shortly after its announcement at MWC and will be available in emerging markets at a rumored price of about $100.
Nokia X, aka Normandy, Android Phone
The pictures come from Chinese forum Coolxap and present a pretty unassuming device somewhat resembling Nokia’s other low-end offerings. The Nokia X appears to be rather thick, however, the impression may be inaccurate, since it is hard to be certain after just looking at photos.
Nokia X’s custom UI is designed to look like Windows Phone so don’t expect typical Android experience. It looks like you will be able to rearrange and resize the tiles according to your preferences much the way you do on Windows Phone devices. The Nokia X will apparently come with Nokia HERE maps and its own app store.
As far as hardware is concerned, the phone is said to feature a 4-inch WVGA display, a 1 GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor 512 MB of RAM, 4 GB of internal storage, and a 1,500 mAh battery. According to the rumors, the phone will have a 5-megapixel camera, which however might be lacking the flash. We can draw such conclusion by studying photos of the back of the phone which reveal nothing more than a camera.