Microsoft today unveiled the Nokia X2, successor to Nokia X, company’s range of Android smartphones. With new smartphone come the new software platform Nokia X 2.0. Nokia X2 brings several improvements, from design to hardware to software.
On design front, it gets the design similar to existing Asha 503 with exterior plastic glass. It seems Nokia has learned from the feedback it got for original X and as a result Nokia X2 now has a dedicated ‘Home’ key along with the Back key. The hardware has also been upgraded. New X2 uses Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 1.2 GHz but still a dual core processor compared to S4 in original X. RAM has been upped to 1GB which was 768MB max for Nokia XL previously. Display is now 4.3 inch with WVGA resolution and ClearBlack technology. Nokia X2 has 5MP camera with a LED flash.
With Nokia X2, Microsoft is also delivering the new software platform for its Android phones. Users will now get a separate app list and a dedicated homescreen. The app list is similar to its Windows Phone counterpart, where all your installed apps will be displayed while homescreen will be to place shortcuts. With new platform, users will be able bring up the multitasking view (of recent apps) by holding the back key. It also gets new Fastlane and new Camera UI. Nokia says it’s designed the on-screen keyboard from the scratch to provide better experience.
Like its predecessor, Nokia X2 also will come in variety of colors and it’s dual SIM too. Microsoft has priced Nokia X2 at €99 and has started rolling out globally.