Microsoft has released what is probably the last in Nokia's X series smartphone range, and this smartphone called the Nokia X2 has gone official in India. Microsoft/Nokia loyalists can grab the device at INR 8,999 (£92).
Nokia X2 succeeds already existing Nokia X smartphones which are Nokia X, Nokia X+ and the Nokia XL devices. Nokia's (now Microsoft) X2 was announced way back in June 2014, and the 'pure' mid-ranger runs on the Nokia X platform. It is eligible to receive software upgrades via the over-the-air (OTA) mechanism.
In terms of hardware aspects, Nokia X2 incorporates a 4.3in display, runs Google's Android 4.3 over the Nokia X platform, and is driven by a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor clocked at 1.2GHz, along with 1GB RAM.
By default, the smartphone provides 4GB of fixed internal storage, and offers two SIM-card slots for users.
A 5MP rear camera adorns the Nokia X2, along with a front VGA camera.
Nokia X2 comes with a mediocre 1,800mAh battery out of the box, which is claimed to provide a talktime of up to 13 hours on 3G. Also, for connectivity, users get 3G, Wi-Fi and microUSB.
Nokia X2 is perhaps the last of Nokia's X series smartphones, as Microsoft had earlier made public its intention to kill Nokia's X family smartphones and the latter's Android X smartphone project.
This means that the Nokia X2 is in all probability the last hurrah of Nokia which was not too long ago the undisputed king of the budget smartphone market across emerging economies of the world.