Nokia Launches The XL Variant In Kenya




Nokia has launched their Nokia XL in Kenya, this phone is yet another Smartphone of the new Nokia X family of affordable smartphones that runs Android™ apps.

On the specs, the dual SIM Smartphone has a 5 inch display (capacitive touch screen) and has a 5MP autofocus camera that comes with a flash, and a front facing camera  of 2MP. The Nokia XL is comes with OneDrive which allows users to access important files or photos, on an internet-connected device.  This Android device has a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon Dual Coe Processor, a RAM of 768MB which can be expanded to up to 32 GB and weighs 190g.

Nokia has a history of using the Windows OS and has deepened its roots in the OS through its Lumia variant. This  being the second Android phone the company is launching it looks like we should be expecting more of Android OS in the same brand.

“Nokia X certainly turned heads when it entered the Kenyan market, and it is great to be able to grow the range so quickly. Adding Nokia XL to the range adds a real quality, affordable smartphone to the Microsoft device family. With a beautiful, large screen, front facing camera and flash, the value it brings at the price is sure to win over a lot of admirers,” said Bruce Howe General Manager, East Africa, Microsoft Devices.

It is the largest of the Nokia X family and it looks like Nokia doesn’t want to get rid of its signature tile-based home screen as this phone is proof enough. People are able to personalize the home screen by moving and resizing the tiles or changing the color. It comes with Fastlane, a screen which lets users switch between favorite apps more smoothly.

A wide range of applications can be downloaded from theupdated Nokia Store and are quality-tested before they’re published. More apps are available from the from the many third-party app stores available.

The Nokia X platform is receiving great support from local developers with apps already available from DSTV, Capital FM, KQ Flight time table, Spotkick Challenge, NewsDrift,, FlipBoard and Jumia.

Available now through selected retailers across Kenya at around Ksh. 15,500 ($177), the Nokia XL comes in black, orange, green, white and yellow.