Nokia announce Nokia X, Nokia X+ and Nokia XL Android smartphones

Nokia has announced not one but three Nokia Android-powered devices: Nokia X, Nokia X+ and Nokia XL.

All three devices will run a customized version of Android, built on AOSP and cuts out any Google services, and features a similar tile-based Home screen that appears on Windows Phone. All three will have a 1GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, dual SIM, microSD support and 1500mAh battery.

The Nokia X sports a 4-inch IPS LCD display (800 x 480), 512MB RAM, 3MP camera and will be available in green, black, white, yellow, cyan and red. Overall dimensions are 115.5 x 63 x 10.4mm with a weight of 128.66 grams. The Nokia X+ is similar to the X, but brings the memory up a notch and offers 768MB RAM and a 4GB MicroSD card in the box. Finally, the Nokia XL has a larger 5-inch display (800 x 480) and has 768MB RAM, plus gets a bump up in camera specs with a 5MP rear-facing and a the only one that has a front-facing 2MP camera.

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The Nokia X devices will have access to its own suite of app from the “Nokia Store” and come pre-loaded with HERE Drive, MixRadio, BBM, Plants vs. Zombies 2, Viber, Vine and Twitter, plus a bevy of Microsoft services such as Skype, OneDrive, and Outlook.com.

Microsoft will also be offering up 10GB of OneDrive storage and 1-month of free Skype calls. The “Nokia X together with Lumia represents a deliberate strategy to leverage Microsoft services,” and not Google’s.

Nokia X can be purchased now in Asia Pacific, Europe, india, Latin America, the Middle-East and Africa for. The Nokia X+ and XL will be launching sometime in Q2 for €99 and €109.[signoff predefined=”Enjoy this?” icon=”icon-users”][/signoff]