X2: Nokia X Family of Affordable Smartphones Grows
Article by George Norman
On 26 Jun 2014
Back in February I presented the Nokia X family of affordable smartphones. The X family, Nokia’s first range of Android-powered smartphones, has expanded. The Microsoft Devices Group recently unveiled the Nokia X2.



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Nokia X2 – Hardware Specs
  • Display – ClearBlack 4.3-inch WVGA
  • Processor – Snapdragon 200 processor featuring a dual core 1.2GHz Cortex-A7 CPU.
  • RAM and memory – 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal memory, microSD up to 32GB.
  • Camera – 5MP rear camera with flash and autofocus; VGA 480p front camera.
  • Connectivity – GPRS, EDGE, WiFI, Bluetooth, microUSB.
  • Sensors – accelerometer, proximity.
  • Dimensions, weight –121.7 x 68.3 x 11.1 mm; 150g.
  • Battery – 1800 mAh battery that offers up to 10 hours of talk time on 2G, up to 13 hours of talk time on 3G, up to 23 days of standby time, and up to 86 hours of music play.
  • Availability – the X2 will start rolling out globally in July 2014. It will be available initially as a dual-SIM device.
  • Price – suggested retail price of just €99 (about $135, depending on the exchange rate).
  • Colors – glossy orange, black and green will be available at launch; glossy yellow, white and matte dark grey will be available later on.



Nokia X2 – Software Offering
  • Operating system – Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.
  • Android apps – As expected from an Android-powered device, the Nokia X2 provides access to lots of Android apps.
  • Microsoft services – since Microsoft acquired Nokia, the X2 provides access to popular Microsoft services.
  • Preloaded apps – Outlook.com, Skype, OneDrive, and the Bing Search app will be preloaded on the X2.
  • MixRadio – radio station that plays the music you want to hear.
  • Three screens – colorful “home” with resizable tiles, Fastlane timeline of activities, and new Lumia-inspired apps list.
  • New-to-the-lineup services – OneNote and Yammer are available for download from the Nokia Store.
  • Redesigned and easy-to-navigate Nokia Store.
“The Nokia X family is going from strength to strength, with the Nokia X smartphone achieving top-selling status in Pakistan, Russia, Kenya and Nigeria, while earning the third-best-selling smartphone spot in India,” said Timo Toikkanen, head of Mobile Phones, Microsoft Devices Group. “The Nokia X2 elevates the Nokia X experience with a stellar new design, ease of use and new Microsoft experiences. We’re proud to continue to bring smartphone innovation to lower and lower price points.”

Additional information on the Nokia X2 is available here.





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