We have been hearing rumours about an alleged Android-powered Nokia device for a long while. Until now we just had few random pics of the device codenamed Nokia Normandy. Our trusted source @evleaks has however managed to provide us with some idea about the internal specifications we can expect.
It seems we have an official name for the device codenamed Normandy: Nokia X. The device will apparently be powered by a dual core Snapdragon processor clocked at 1Ghz along with Adreno 302 GPU. Any other detail about the Soc is not known at the moment. The display is a rather small 4 inch TFT with a resolution of 480×845 (FWVGA) pixels. It will contain a 5 megapixel shooter, 4GB of internal storage which can be expanded using a microSD card and 512 MB of RAM. The device will draw power from a 1500mAh battery. There will be dual SIM support too.
The device will most probably be running an highly customised ‘forked’ version of Android 4.4 KitKat. What this means is it will not have access to Google PlayStore, instead Nokia might be including their own application store (Nokia Store), something similar to what Amazon has done with Kindle. The device is expected to arrive in six colours.
Nokia is currently the largest Windows Phone maker with almost 90% market share, but compared to other platforms, those numbers are puny. But the Finnish company seems to have understood one thing: entry-level devices pave way for new entrants. It has proved by the cheapest, Nokia Lumia 520, which holds astounding 27% Windows Phone market share.
With these stats in mind, Nokia may try its luck in the Android market with an entry-level device and replicate the small success they have had with the Lumia 520.