Nokia teases its first Android phone 'X' as February 24 MWC event draws closer


Nokia is all set to announce its Android device at the Mobile world Congress in Barcelona next week. The device's name has been under speculation, even though it's been said that it will be called Nokia X. And now that very name is being teased heavily by the Finnish smartphone maker, as we approach MWC.

 

On the Nokia Conversations website, the company has put up a rather telling image. The image shows four black arrows on a bright green background, all pointing towards the centre. Take a step back and you’ll realise that these arrows also form a green X.

 

Late last week, Nokia had also changed the shade on its Facebook and Google pages to the vivid green that's part of the teaser image. While the change in colour lasted briefly, it hinted at Nokia donning the Android green for its upcoming MWC event.

 

The Android green seems to be here to stay for Nokia’s new device. Serial leakster @evleaks earlier this week had posted a marketing image of the Nokia X with the same underlying colour scheme and theme. We’ve seen the Nokia X on retailer websites and it looks like the budget Android device will be priced somewhere around $110 or Rs 6,800.

As far as the device itself goes, Nokia X or Normandy is slated to come with 512MB of RAM, 4GB onboard storage, a 1GHz dual-core Snapdragon 200 processor and a 5-megapixel rear camera. On the connectivity front, the phone will come equipped with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and A-GPS. It may run a rather skinned version of Android 4.4 KitKat, making it look a lot more like Windows Phone and Asha than vanilla Android. In the run up to Nokia’s big announcement during MWC, here’s all you need to know about Nokia X.