As teased, Microsoft announced the launch of the highly rumored Nokia X2 smartphone that is the successor to the Nokia X launched earlier this year. The handset is priced at 99 euros and comes in a variety of color variants such as Black, White, Orange, Dark grey, Yellow and Green. The device features a translucent outer layer similar to the ones seen on the Nokia Asha lineup of phones.
When it comes to the technical specifications, the Nokia X2 is fitted with a 4.3 inch ClearBlack LCD display that packs a WVGA resolution of 480×800 pixels translating to a pixel density of 217 ppi. The handset draws power from a 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 chipset that is paired with 1 GB of RAM.
For imaging, the device includes a 5 MP primary snapper that is paired with LED flash and a VGA front-facing snapper. There is a 1,800 mAh battery onboard that is rated to pump in a backup of up to 10 hours of talk time. Furthermore, there is 4 GB of internal storage space that can be expanded up to 32 GB via a micro SD card.
Besides these specifications, the Nokia X2 is loaded with a slew of Microsoft apps including Skype, Outlook.com, Bing Search, Facebook, WeChat, Path, Facebook Messenger, Xbox games and Yammer. Also, the updated OneDrive app arrives with free 15 GB of cloud storage space.
Interestingly, the Nokia X2 features an impressive design with the inclusion of a Home button that was missing the Nokia X. This button facilitates in accessing the home screen with a single click instead of long pressing the back button. Also, the device runs on the Nokia X Software Platform 2.0 that is based on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS.