Nokia Unveils X, X+ and XL Android-based Smartphones
Today, Nokia unveiled its Nokia X line of Android smartphones. The news comes ahead of Microsoft closing the deal to acquire Nokia, but that didn't stop the Finnish phones maker from releasing three Android-based handsets.
The company showed off the X, X+ and XL, and as expected the three combine Lumia-style design with low-cost hardware. The XL has a large 5-inch display and will be priced 109-Euro, the X+ and X have a smaller 4-inch display and will retail for 99-Euro and 89-Euro respectively.
The X will be released in Eastern Europe, Asia, South America, and elsewhere globally, it won’t be making its way to North America, Japan, Korea, or Western European countries. These phones are in no way trying to be a competitor to Apple's iPhone 5S or Samsung's Galaxy S4.
The Nokia X and X+ feature 4GB of on-board storage with 512MB of RAM, with the X+ supporting dual-sim cards. Nokia's XL has a 5-inch display and a combination of a 5-megapixel rear camera and 2-megapixel front-facing one. Nokia is positioning the XL as "great for Skype, while the X and X+ both ship with just a 3-megapixel fixed focus camera. All three have just a single capacitive button for navigation.