Naina KhedekarApr 21, 2014 07:07:57 IST
Nokia's first Android smartphone that was launched in India last month has received its first price drop within a month. Nokia has slashed the price of the Nokia X by around Rs 850, and the device is now for Rs 7,729 on the company’s official site.
The Nokia X was launched for an MOP of Rs 8,599, positioning the X series below its Lumia line, but above the Asha range. While the Nokia X pricing was already considered slightly on the steeper side, it isn't the only reason why Nokia possibly cut down the price. The company is expected to bring the other variants of the X series, namely, Nokia X+ and Nokia XL in the market soon.
The Nokia X features a 4-inch display with an 800×480 pixel resolution. It sports a low-powered Snapdragon S4 SoC with dual-core processor, which given the other specs should be enough for most use cases. The dual-core processor is clocked at 1GHz. There’s 512MB of RAM on the Nokia X, and it has 4GB internal storage and the ability to take in microSD cards up to 32GB in capacity.
The Finnish company has decided to go with a 3-megapixel primary shooter, and there’s no front-facing camera. That’s a bit of a disappointment for the selfie-obssessed and Skype users, though you can still use Skype on the phone. The Nokia X gets a 1500 mAh battery, rated for around 13 hours of talk time on 2G and 17 days standby time.
The Nokia X runs Android, but the login and app data is tied to Microsoft’s cloud services, and not Google as in any other Android phone. The phone runs a version of Android Open Source Project, with access to sideloading of apps, third-party app stores and Nokia’s own store. You will find Microsoft essentials instead of Google services. Indian buyers will not get free Skype calls to mobiles and landlines due to regulatory hurdles.
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