Details of the upcoming Nokia X, the company’s first foray into Android, have leaked via Twitter ahead of its likely launch next month.
You could oil us up and chuck us in a vat of electric eels, and we’d still be less shocked than when we heard about the Nokia X. This upcoming smartphone is rumoured to rock Android OS, which would be a first for the Windows Phone-loving Nokia – surprising by itself, but truly eyebrow-lifting now that Nokia is owned by Microsoft.
More details have emerged on Twitter via evleaks, revealing that the four-inch Nokia X will pack a dual-core 1GHz Snapdragon processor, backed up by just 512MB of RAM, as well as 4GB of built-in storage (expandable via microSD). You can also expect a five-megapixel rear-facing camera, although there’s no front-facing lens if the leaked photos are accurate. A 1500mAh battery and dual SIM support round off the specs.
As expected from our Finnish friends, the Nokia X will come in a range of Bobby Dazzler colours. Six different colours to be exact, although we’re not sure if the cases will be swappable, as they were on the likes of the Nokia Lumia 625.
Some of the Nokia X desktops have also leaked, and you’ll see that Nokia has adapted the standard Android interface to produce a tile-based desktop, similar to Windows Phone 8.
Rumours have it that the Nokia X will launch at MWC 2014 on February 24th, and we’re eagerly awaiting the early morning press conference – expect our tired, grumpy, hungover coverage to begin at 7.30am UK time. We’re also expecting the Nokia X to only appear in developing markets, given the basic specs and dual SIM support.