Remember in the beginning of the year, we were all so excited about the first ever Nokia Android phone? As it has been rumored for months and near the launch date, there were almost 6-7 different teaser. But of course, that phone failed to get us excited at its launch. But Nokia decided that this line is still worth it to make the next generation. At a late night press release, Nokia, or now know as Microsoft’s Device and Services Group reveal to us the Nokia X2, sequel for the first Nokia X.
At a glance, X2 bear a “stylish exterior” which is now covered with a “new cool translucent outer layer, and that is what the company calls “Stunning ‘Inner Glow’ design.” The phone now features two buttons, a Back and a Home button, which we’ll talk about in a bit. On top, we have a 4.3-inch ClearBlack display, around back, we have a 5MP camera with flash and auto focus, with a front-facing camera for Skype calls or similar purpose.
So, let’s talk about the new hardware key. The X2 now has a home key, and the Back key, well, it’s a back key, but this makes the phone, step by step, become more like Windows Phone, which I guess is the whole purpose. Why would that be the case? Because now, with the Home screen move straight back to home, when you hold the back key, it’ll give you a list of recent apps, like and there is a little x for you if you decided to close one of those apps.
Dive into the spec sheet, we’ve got for ourselves a phone runs on the Android Open Platform, meaning that although you can use a lot of Android app, Google’s services are now replaced with Microsoft service with an Android phone. For the processor, the phone has a 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon and dual-Sims supports, 1GB of RAM and 4GB of built-in storage (expandable up to 32GB via a Micro SD card slot). Powers all of these is a 1800mAH battery.
This will be available in 6 colors: Bright orange, Bright green, Black, Bright Yellow, Dark Gray and White. It will start selling at €99 (about $135), no word on US availability.
Source: Nokia Conversation