Nokia has revealed their fourth smartphone, and their first after their acquisition by Microsoft officially closed. It’s the Nokia X2, and it has been named so thanks to its dual-SIM configuration that comes standard with the phone. That said, it does provide substantial upgrades in the specs department for the affordable €99 you’ll be able to buy it for:
- 1.2GHz Snapdragon 200 chipset
- 1GB of RAM
- 4GB of internal storage w/ microSD
- 5 megapixel rear camera (720p HD video recording) w/ VGA front camera
- Bluetooth 4.0
- 1,800mAh battery
- Nokia X Software Platform 2.0 (skinned version of Android)
The design language of the phone closely follows that of the original line, though Nokia came to their senses and decided to add a home button into the mix. It still features that same colorful design you’ve come to expect from the Finnish company, and it really doesn’t look that bad.
Software-wise you should already know that this won’t be an Android experience reminiscent of the ones you’d find from Samsung, LG, HTC or the Nexus line. You don’t even get the Google Play Store — you’ll have to put up with Nokia’s own palty app store or find a way to sideload apps to get what you need.
The phone wasn’t meant for techies, though. It was designed to draw in first-time smartphone owners. Its price tag certainly backs that notion up. Nokia X2 is set to launch this July so you have a bit of time to figure out if this smartphone is right for you or someone you know. Take a gander at Nokia’s official hands-on video above.