Yes indeed, Nokia no more rules the handset market. True. But Nokia's priorities haven't changed, and that's what makes a company as big as Nokia - a tough fighter.
For those who've been missing Nokia devices for quite some time - here's some very good news waiting to be told. Now, after a long gap of three months, Nokia is ready to launch two new affordable handsets for Indian consumers, an anonymous source associated with Microsoft Devices told GizBot.
The Nokia Lumia 530 Smartphone Full Specification
As informed by the anonymous source, the Finland based device maker will soon unveil the Lumia 530: a low-end Windows Phone 8.1 handset anywhere between Rs. 8,000 and Rs. 11,000. The 3G-enabled phone is a follow-up to the Lumia 520 and Lumia 525. The phone, Nokia Lumia 530, is expected to launch in India sometime this month.
Spec-wise, the Lumia 530 sports a 4-inch display having a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels. It comes powered with a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor, paired with 512MB of RAM and 4GB onboard storage ( expandable upto 128GB via a microSD card slot ).
The makers have added a 1430mAh battery fitted inside. In the imaging department, it has a 5MP rear-facing camera, but there's no front facing shooter for selfies. Other connectivity options include: 3G, dual-SIM/single-SIM, GPS, HERE Maps, Windows Phone 8.1 OS, FM Radio and more.
The Nokia X2 Dual Sim Smartphone Full Specification
Nokia X2 Also Coming
It is also learnt that Nokia is going to launch its X2 handset in India this month. The Android-based phone, which is already facing criticism, for having a lackluster hardware, could be priced between Rs. 8,000 and Rs. 9,499 - when it goes on sale this month.
The handset, Nokia X2, features a 4.3-inch ClearBlack LCD display with a resolution of 480x800 pixels. It is powered by a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor clocked at 1.2GHz clubbed with 1GB of RAM.
The device offers a 5-megapixel autofocus rear camera with LED flash, alongside a front-facing camera. The makers have added an 1800mAh battery The Nokia X2 come stuffed with a 4GB of built-in storage, which is expandable via microSD card (32GB).
According to Counterpoint, Nokia had a 4.0 per cent market share in the April-June quarter.
Back in May this year Nokia launched the Lumia 630 in India - a Windows Phone 8.1 running handset. It was praised for being a true multimedia device, plus its retail price didn't pinched common masses. We'll have to wait and watch to witness whether Nokia will receive the same kind of respond from buyers in India for Lumia 530 and Nokia X2.
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