Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has launched another Android powered device named Nokia X2. The latest flagship is the first one after the Nokia’s device and services division was acquired by Microsoft, which reflects that the firm is determined to expand in Android segment even though it has its own Windows phone platform.
Nokia X2, How it’s different?
Nokia X2 comes stuffed with HERE Maps and Mix Radio service along with Skype, Outlook.com, OneDrive and OneNote. Nokia X2 is unique from other X devices owing to its translucent cover, which is available in “glossy green”, orange and black and will be followed soon by other shades such as “glossy yellow”, white and matt dark grey colors.
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has reaffirmed that the latest version of Nokia store that now incorporates third-party app stores will feature in all the Nokia X2 phones. Additionally, the latest Android flagship from Microsoft will have an alternative navigation option known as ‘app list’ so that most used apps can be pinned on the home screen. Home button is another new feature that will port the user on the start screen and the back button will enable navigation through recent actions.
Value for money
Nokia X2 has a 4.3 inch touch display, marginally larger than original Nokia X. Internally 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor sits in the phone. X2 sports a five megapixel rear facing camera and a basic front facing camera for video calling and selfies. It has a dual SIM slot and 15GB inbuilt on-device storage for multimedia, photos and apps. The Android based phone is available in selected countries as of now and is priced at €99 ($135). Nokia X2 comes with 1,800mAh capacity (300mAh more than the Nokia X’s) and is claimed to run for 4 hours internet browsing time on cellular network.
Games that are preloaded in the phone are SnapAttack, Wordament and Kinectimals. Other features are LINE, WeChat, Path, Facebook and Facebook Messenger.
Nokia X was the first Android based device from Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), which was launched in the Mobile World Congress in February. Another version is the Nokia XL, a 5.5-inch version that was launched in May. Nokia X was priced at $120 and XL at $150.