Nokia’s mysterious Android phone gets an official name, but its specs don’t quite have the X factor…
Nokia’s device division might have been snapped up by Microsoft, but that hasn’t stopped a flood of leaks surrounding the Finnish giant’s first Android phone from making the rounds.
Below is everything we know so far about the mysterious Nokia Normandy. We’ll update this story as more details emerge, so stay tuned.
Famed Twitter leaker @evleaks showed off our first glimpse of the X last November, and it looks almost identical to the brightly coloured polycarbonate Lumia’s we’ve come to know and love.
More leaked shots of the X have since appeared online, including one of the device in a case and another one showing off its red rear. The latter picture shows off a flash while the initial @evleaks leak does not. The flashless picture could however be an early render.
Either way, we expect to see a device with a solid build and a premium feel, though we’re not too sure about the mysterious capacitive back button which is the only visible mark on the front, bar the Nokia logo.
Whether interacting with the back button in different ways will result in different functions is unclear at this stage. Perhaps the lower bezel supports gesture controls in a similar way to the BlackBerry Z10?
We’ll just have to wait and see.
The Nokia X (or A110 as it’s referred to) isn’t going to increase the heart rate of die-hard spec friends.
A 5MP camera and Snapdragon processor are the only specs we’re able to make out, but an anonymous source told The Verge that the X would have a 4-inch display, Qualcomm S4 processor, 3MP camera, 4GB of storage, and 512MB of RAM, along with a microSD slot.
We’re definitely looking at a low-end device then, but Nokia’s own services like Here maps will reportedly be bundled into the OS.