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Nokia X (Normandy) specs seemingly confirm budget focus

Nokia X (Normandy)

A new set of leaked specifications for Nokia's upcoming Android-powered X (Normandy) smartphone suggest it will be a budget handset rather than top-end flagship

Nokia’s work on an Android-powered smartphone can’t stay much of a secret any longer, as another leak has apparently revealed the handset’s specifications. Perhaps disappointingly for some, it seems the Nokia X (otherwise known as Normandy) will be firmly focused on the budget end of the market.

According to notorious twitter technology revealer @EVleaks, the Nokia X handset will be powered by a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor running at 1GHz, paired with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage. A 4in, 800×480 resolution display, 5-megapixel rear camera, 1,500mAh battery and dual SIM-card slots were also listed.

Nokia Normandy UI#

It’s common knowledge that the handset will run a customised version of Android, with previous user interface leaks showing a similar appearance to Nokia’s existing Asha range of budget smartphones, but according to the leak the X phone will include both the Nokia Store and “third-party” downloads, potentially indicating the inclusion of the Google Play Store. This would make the new handset a more well-rounded device than the Asha range, which is restricted to a few basic apps.

The leak also mentions a choice of six colours. Nokia’s Lumia handsets are renowned for their bright colours, so it’s unsurprising yet appreicated to see the same level of choice brought to this new range.

Of course none of this leaked information has been confirmed by Nokia, but with only a few weeks to go until the company’s Mobile World Congress press conference, we won’t have long to wait to judge its accuracy.

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