Nokia's first ever venture into the Android dominion is finally opening up with the company now officially set to release the Nokia X for its Indian customers. The Nokia X made its first appearance at the previously held Mobile World Congress (MWC) event last month, and now the device is all geared to compete with others in the mid-range section.
The Nokia X, revealed alongside two other similar devices - Nokia X+ and Nokia XL, has been built on Android open source software, and is definitely one of the most awaited handset to be launched in India this year. Now the device has finally been officially unveiled for potential customers in India for a price tag of Rs. 8,599 and will be available in the market later this week.
As far as a recap of the specifications on offer for the device is concerned, the Nokia X comes with a 4-inch WVGA display having a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. Furthermore, it offers 1GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Processor, 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal memory.
There's also a 3MP fixed focus camera on the rear side of the device. Besides being a dual SIM handset, it also supports 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS with A-GPS connectivity options. The makers have added a 1500mAh battery that's fitted inside. The Android 4.1 Jelly Bean-powered handset also features a FM Radio.
But leaving aside the specifications for the device, what are the main features that should make the Nokia X potent enough to land on customers' wishlists? Let's take a look at the sliders below.
The MixRadio feature could stand out to be one the few interesting things that's set to arrive with the Nokia X with the company also claiming that the service will only play the music you actually want to hear.
The Nokia MixRadio is said to play new songs to get your day started with mixes based on the artists you love. Happily, there are no sign ups, no subscriptions and no advertising that users otherwise might had to deal with.
Android Operating System
This one is basically a no-brainer when we repeat ourselves by telling you that the X series of smartphones from Nokia are set to the first ever Nokia-made devices to run on the Android operating system.
And although the Android on offer is not your usual out of the mill Android platforms that you see on devices such as Samsung or Sony (Nokia X runs on Android Open Source Project), it's still a big deal for interested users since it's Android nonetheless.
Nokia X, with its release, is bringing an all-new customizable home screen which you can rearrange as per your wish. Users can resize and rearrange their apps with re-sizable tiles, group apps into folders, or even get Android widgets for the things that are most important.
Nokia HERE Maps
Nokia X also comes with Nokia's exclusive navigation apps. Interestingly, the Nokia HERE Maps offers the option of free offline maps that users can later consult. Users can now enjoy free worldwide turn-by-turn navigation with HERE Drive.
The company is set to offer fast, smooth access to all the favorite apps with Fastlane - a feature that's unique to Nokia. The Nokia Fastlane displays recent apps, photos, Facebook posts and more onto a single screen, thus keeping all the favorites right at the user's fingertips.