Feb, 13 2014

nokia normandy

We were a bit taken aback by the Nokia Normandy / Nokia X’s supposed list of specs when they first leaked. We’d always heard Nokia was aiming for developing markets with this thing, but we didn’t know quite how low they would look to go.

According to new rumors, though, it sounds like they’re looking to go lower than even the limbo bar can reach: $100 off-contract. We’re not sure how solid that info is, but the following list of specs certainly have us believing it can’t be worth much more:

  • OS: Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat)
  • Processor: Dual-core Snapdragon 1 GHz MSM8225Q (Snapdragon 200)
  • Display: TFT technology, size 4 “- 480×854 ~ 285ppi
  • GPS: Yes, A-GPS support
  • Memory: 4 GB, 512 MB RAM
  • Card slot: microSD (TransFlash) up to 32GB support
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n, Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Bluetooth: Yes, v4.0 with A2DP
  • Main Camera: 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels

Yikes. If true, you have to wonder just how Nokia expects to contend with the likes of Motorola’s Moto G, a $100 smartphone on some carriers that has a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, a 4.5-inch HD display, 1GB of RAM, a 5 megapixel camera and more. To add, it also employs firmware heavily based on stock Android with only a few “value-added” features by Motorola.

We aren’t willing to write the Nokia X off before it’s officially unveiled — something that could happen at Mobile World Congress later this month — but we can’t say it’s the most exciting device to ever launch. It definitely is one of the more interesting ones, though, considering Nokia is set to be acquired by Microsoft in a deal expected to close sometime later this year.

[via WinSource]

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