Android-based Normandy tipped for Nokia X name


Nokia's alleged Android-based smartphone codenamed Normandy seems to have finally got a real name for itself. But it's still in rumour territory. News has it that Normandy's official name could be Nokia X. This piece of news comes from prolific tipster evleaks. Yes, it reminds us of Moto X. What’s with manufacturers picking similar names these days?

The tweet simply reads, “Project Normandy = Nokia X.” The only logical conclusion that we can draw is Nokia X could be the name under which Nokia will sell its first Android phone, if at all. There are reports that point out February launch for the Normandy/Nokia X, as the company has started sending out invites for a press briefing at MWC on February 24.

Going by the leaks and rumours, it isn’t yet clear how far Nokia has taken the Android implementation in Normandy. We have seen several engineering renders and prototypes of Normandy, some displaying it in multiple colours, matching the Asha series. Other leaked images have shown off the forked version of the Android UI that the device will house. with the UI bearing striking resemblance to Windows Phone.

All the images seen until now point at an Android-based Asha phone with a heavily skinned UI. It is rumoured to be a dual-SIM phone that runs on 4.4 KitKat. Under the hood, it is said to come powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor (chipset still uncertain). Some other features expected are a 5MP rear camera and 854 x 480 display. For now, we suggest you take everything with a pinch of salt.

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