Nokia launches Android-based Nokia X, Nokia X+ and Nokia XL smartphones

Nokia, one of the world leaders in mobile communications launched today, February 24, 2014 its first Android-based handset, the Nokia X, a family of smartphones that also runs Microsoft services and signature Nokia experiences at the Mobile World Congress (MWC).

Nokia XL budget phone

The full portfolio includes Nokia X, Nokia X+ and Nokia XL smartphones with the purpose to bring Internet and cloud services to ‘next billion’. The new gadgets are priced to capture the fast-growing affordable smartphone market and provide an on-ramp to Lumia and Microsoft services like Skype, OneDrive and

Nokia X plus

Leading apps available for Nokia X devices include BBM, Facebook, WeChat, Skype and Twitter.

“Our deliberate approach is to offer four tiers of products including our affordable entry-level devices like the new Nokia 220; our entry-level Asha touch phones like the new Nokia Asha 230; our new Nokia X, X+ and XL smartphones primarily for growth economies; and our Lumia portfolio, which is where we introduce the greatest innovation and provide full compatibility with the Microsoft experience,” Stephen Elop, executive vice president of Nokia’s Devices and Services said.

The Nokia X family features Nokia’s renowned fresh, tile-based user interface inspired by Lumia family. All devices come with Fastlane, a screen which lets people switch between their favorite apps more smoothly. People can access Nokia Store, more than a dozen third-party app stores and by sideloading. Out of the box, they can enjoy signature Nokia experiences including free HERE Maps, with true offline maps and integrated turn-by-turn navigation, and Nokia MixRadio for free music streaming and downloadable playlists. All devices are also pre-loaded with a variety of third-party apps and games.

The Nokia X family is also an affordable introduction to popular Microsoft services, including free cloud storage using OneDrive. With the purchase of any Nokia X family smartphone in select markets, people will get one month of Skype’s Unlimited World Subscription for a limited time, ideal to make international calls to landlines in more than 60 countries and to mobile phones in 8 countries.

The first device, the Nokia X, comes with a 4” IPS capacitive display and 3MP camera. The Nokia X+ is optimised for multimedia enthusiasts, who can enjoy even more games, music, photos and video thanks to more memory and storage. Both the Nokia X and X+ will be available in bright green, bright red, cyan, yellow, black and white . The third family member, the Nokia XL, boasts a 5” display with 2MP front-facing camera – ideal for Skype video calls – and a 5MP rear-facing, autofocus camera with flash. The Nokia XL will be available in bright green, orange, cyan, yellow, black and white. The entire Nokia X family is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon dual core processor and supports Dual SIM, letting people switch SIM cards to get better tariffs.

Nokia X smartphone pricing, availability

The Nokia X will go on sale immediately, starting at EUR 89 (Php 5459.45) and rolling-out in Asia-Pacific, Europe, India, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa. The Nokia X+ and Nokia XL are expected to roll out in these markets starting early second quarter of 2014 priced at EUR 99 (Php 6,072.87) and EUR 109 (Php 6,686.29), respectively.

UPDATE: Nokia X now available in the Philippines, priced at Php 5,990

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