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Published on 24 Jun 2014 | over 2 years ago

Microsoft's Nokia has unveiled a low price and Bigger screen android based smartphone named as Nokia X2.

Nokia X2 is provided with a 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, a 5MP camera, 4.3-inch display, dual-sim, and 15GB of inbuilt storage space. It is coming in various colours like green, orange, black, yellow and grey.

Nokia X2 will compete with dual-SIM models like Moto G, HTC Desire and Samsung Duos.

80 per cent of the low cost smartphones sold in India are dual SIM devices.

India is the fastest growing smartphone market globally with over 44 million smartphones sold last year.

It is estimated that people in china and India will buy more than 100 million dual-SIM smartphones in 2016.

Although the Nokia X2 is running Android, the OS has been heavily modified to look more like a Windows Phone interface.

Nokia has also included a home key in this Nokia X2 version.

Microsoft apps will come pre-loaded on to the phone including "some Xbox games", OneDrive cloud storage and Outlook.

Besides Fastlane, X2 is equipped with another navigation option - the brand-new 'apps list' - which keeps the home screen clear for most used apps, bringing it in line with the existing Lumia experience

Nokia says that X2 is available "immediately in select countries globally"

Nokia X2 will be priced at 99 euros (around Rs 8,100; $135; £80) ()

The announcement for this Nokia X2 smartphone gave surprise to many people who believed that Nokia X smartphone range was dead after Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia's devices and services business.

Source: www.nokia.com/global/products/phone/nokia-x2-dual-sim/

Read the highlights of a Reddit discussion about "Why Microsoft is using Android OS in its Nokia X2 phone?" at www.blog.qualitypointtech.com/2014/06/why-microsoft-is-using-android-os-in.html

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