|Nokia X Smartphone Officially Launched Locally|
Yesterday, Nokia Philippines officially launched the Nokia X smartphone, a member of Nokia X family, which runs on a forked version of the Android operating system, a first of its own kind.
|Karel Holub, General Manager of Nokia Philippines|
The X was announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last month and it brings the best of both worlds from the Nokia Asha line and Nokia Lumia line-up, a true smartphone which seek to cater the lower end of the market.
|Nokia X Fastlane|
It features a 4-inch capacitive WVGA touchscreen display powered by a 1GHz dual core Snapdragon processor coupled with 512MB of RAM. There is a 4GB of internal storage which can be further expanded up to 32GB via micro SD card.
The Nokia X has a dual homescreen mode, one is the tile-based design similar to Lumia series and the other one is the Fastlane which first appeared on the Asha phones. The Fastlane is the collection of all information - notifications, app history and social network, you can customize it based on what are the things you want to be displayed on the screen.
|Gary Chan, Head of Marketing, Nokia Pan Asia|
The X smartphone also brings Nokia HERE, an offline navigation app which was originally from the Lumia line as well as One Drive (formally known as SkyDrive) which is a cloud service of the software giant Microsoft.
The X has no Google apps which means you cannot download apps and games directly from the Play Store. You can get those from the Nokia Store as well as other third party App Store, but if it is not enough, you can just "sideload" them from your SD card using the ".apk" files.
Buying apps but no credit card? That is not a problem, with the Nokia Store you can use your prepaid or postpaid SIM (Smart and Globe, Sun Cellular to follow) to purchase them, just be sure you have enough load or your account is in good standing.
Check out the hands on pictures below:
The Nokia X is now available for Php5,990, you can choose from four different colors - bright green, bright red, black and white.
- Dual SIM Dual Stanby
- Quad Band GSM/GPRS/EDGE, Dual Band 3G
- 4" capacitive WVGA (800x480) touchscreen display
- Dimensions: 115.5mm x 63mm x 10.4mm
- Weight: 127g
- Nokia X Software Platform
- 1GHz Dual-Core Cortex-A5 CPU, Adreno 203 GPU, Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chipset
- 512MB RAM
- 4GB internal storage, expandable up to 32GB via micro SD
- 3MP fixed focus main camera without LED flash
- FWVGA video recording
- Multimedia Player
- FM Radio
- WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Hotspot (up to 8 devices)
- 3.5mm Audio Jack
- Micro USB 2.0
- Bluetooth v3.0
- GPS with A-GPS, Offline Maps
- Sensors: Accelerometer, Light, Proximity
- 1500mAh battery
- Price: Php5,990