Mar 14th, 2014


The Nokia X might not have been the Android phone we hoped for, but it sure seems like the Android phone many people want. Nokia is reporting heavy interest in the handset in China, pointing to pre-order sales figures of over 1 million devices in that country. That number was reached in only four days.

The results must be pleasing to Nokia, as the handset is doing just what the company intended. Rather than release a flagship Android device that would compete with its own line of Lumia devices running Windows Phone, Nokia wanted a low-cost smartphone that could help penetrate emerging markets (the phone isn’t even scheduled to launch in regions like North America).

The Nokia X runs a modified version of Android (skinned to resemble Nokia’s Windows Phone offerings) and sports a 4-inch display, dual-core Snapdragon processor, and 3MP camera. It is launching around the world this month. The device officially goes on sale in China starting March 25th. You can check our our hands-on with the X as well as Nokia’s XL and X+ as part of our coverage of last month’s Mobile World Congress exhibition.

[via Weibo (Nokia)]

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