FINNISH PHONE MAKER Nokia has all but confirmed that its first Android smartphone, the Nokia X, will debut at Mobile World Congress (MWC) next week.
Nokia posted the image (below) on Tuesday to promote its MWC press conference live stream, and it strongly hints that we'll be seeing the mooted Nokia X Android phone in Barcelona next week. What's more, the Finnish phone firm posted a different image for its Chinese customers depicting a treasure map with a green coloured 'X' on it.
Besides seemingly confirming its launch date, Nokia's teaser doesn't give much away about the anticipated Nokia X, apart from the fact that it likely will be available in green. According to a leaked image of the device, also referred to as the Nokia Normandy, it will also be available in white, yellow, blue, red and black.
Thanks to online rumours, we know pretty much all there is to know about the Nokia X, which last week reportedly got the thumbs up for release from Microsoft. The budget device is expected to run a forked version of Google's Android mobile operating system, with the device unlikely to have access to Google Play and Google Apps, with Nokia swapping them out for Microsoft alternatives.
On the spec-front, we can also expect to see a 4in touchscreen display, a Qualcomm S4 processor, a 3MP rear-facing camera and 4GB of internal storage that will be expandable via microSD card.
There's no word on a release date or pricing yet, but it's thought that the Nokia X will retail for less than £200 and likely will see an immediate launch.
We'll be at Nokia's MWC press conference next Monday at 8.30am UK time, so check back then for all of the latest. µ
Pre-orders to begin on 9 September with release to follow on 16 September
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