Before Microsoft could complete the acquisition of Nokia, the Finnish technology company ventured into Android. For years, Nokia maintained its stance to not work with Google’s mobile operating system, however, it did finally give it a shot. At the Mobile World Congress event earlier this year, the company launched Nokia X, and showcased Nokia X+ and Nokia XL.
From the number of pre-orders that the device had countered in places in China and India, we believe the device was well-received. "Sometimes we have to go back, to move forward." Today, the company has launched the next iteration of Nokia X devices, Nokia X2.
As we previously learned, Nokia X2 sports 4.3-inch ClearBlack display, and is powered by 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon 200 processor and boasts 1GB RAM. The rear camera has been upped to 5MP camera with flash and auto focus, and there is a front facing camera as well. Another key difference is the inclusion of home-button. Users will now be able to long-press on the back-key to switch across different apps, whereas the home-button will direct them to the home screen.
Nokia X smartphone did quite well in countries such as India, Pakistan, Russia among others. "The Nokia X family is going from strength to strength, with the Nokia X smartphone achieving top-selling status in Pakistan, Russia, Kenya and Nigeria, while earning the third-best-selling smartphone spot in India," said Timo Toikkanen, head of Mobile Phones, Microsoft Devices Group. "The Nokia X2 elevates the Nokia X experience with a stellar new design, ease of use and new Microsoft experiences. We're proud to continue to bring smartphone innovation to lower and lower price points."
The X2 also sports dual-SIM capability, a selling factor in Asia-pacific region. The device comes in glossy green, orange and black, bright yellow, white and dark grey on matt. It has been priced at €99 ($130) and is available in select markets.