Nokia has today announced that the new Nokia X Android smartphone will begin selling in Kenya.
This smartphone is an introductory to the world of Andriod apps, coupled with signature Nokia experiences and the most popular Microsoft services. It has a tile-based user interface which is inspired by the Lumia family. It comes with Fastlane, a screen which makes switching between apps more smoothly.
What’s more is that, one can access apps from Nokia Store by sideloading. All devices are also pre-loaded with a variety of very popular third-party apps and games. Locally, key apps like M-ledger, Daily Nation and Ma3route will be available in Nokia Store at launch.
“We believe this unique combination will resonate with consumers around the world and set a great precedent for the level of quality that can be achieved in the fast-growing, affordable smartphone segment,” said Gerard Brandjes, vice president, South and East Africa, Nokia.
At only 10.4mm thin, the slim, durable monobody design features a 4” scratch-proof display and exchangeable back covers that come in a variety of statement colors. Inside, the device runs on the Nokia X Software Platform and is powered by a1Ghz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor.
The Nokia X features two screens: Home, with a fresh tile-based design, and Fastlane. Fastlane is a dynamic record of how people use their phone daily.
As for the specs, the phone has a 4 inch capacitive touchscreen, storage capacity of 512MB RAM, which is expandable to 32GB; has a 3MP camera and a 1500 mAH battery. The phone comes in bright green, bright red, yellow, black and white colors.
The dual SIM Nokia X is expected to be available from next week in Kenya at a recommended retail price of KES 12,499. The device is planned to be ranged locally by Safaricom, Airtel and Orange.