Another leak has surfaced regarding Nokia’s first Android smartphone, previously known as the Nokia Normandy.
After appearing last week on a Vietnamese retail website boasting latest Android OS version 4.4 KitKat, new details about the Finnish-made handset have appeared on the benchmarking database CamSpeed, renaming the Nokia Normandy as the Nokia X.
The source suggests that the forked Android OS used by this model will actually be the early 4.1 Jelly Bean, not 4.4 as believed, which is likely the safer option for Nokia as this will be its first foray into the Android arena and should also offer a more reliable platform for the debut smartphone.
With the Nokia X expected to hit the budget end of the market we don’t think there will be much quarrel from its intended buyers about the inclusion of an earlier OS. As seen in previous leaks, the Android OS appears to have been reshaped with features and apps tiled to follow suit with recent Nokia models in the higher-end Lumia range which have run the Windows Phone OS.
Specs for the Nokia X currently look as follows – 4” touch screen with 800 x 480 display, 1.2GHz dual core CPU, 512MB of RAM. Additionally, the source adds that 4GB of internal storage will be available with a micro SD card slot for expansion, plus a 5-megapixel rear camera and a 1,500 mAh battery.
New info from the CamSpeed benchmark also reveals the addition of dual-SIM capability.
More news and the official first appearance of the former Nokia Normandy – now Nokia X – should arrive at the Mobile World Congress from February 24th to 27th.