Many users wanted an Android device by popular manufacturer Nokia which was fulfilled by the Nokia X albeit in a tremendously “Forked” iteration as Nokia intended this device to be a “gateway” device to lure more people into the Windows phone ecosystem. However, the device remained popular in emerging markets such as Malaysia due to its compelling price of only RM399. Although the price point of the device was compelling, users of the device lamented the lack of intuitiveness in the design of the home button and interface of the device and it seems Nokia has heard this complaint and plans to include a home button in the follow up device the Nokia X2.
Recent leaks on Antutu.com lead us to believe, the follow up Nokia X2 will launch with a Snapdragon 200 Processor clocked at 1.2GHz with 1GB of RAM and 4 GB internal memory. The phone is also indicated to have a 5 megapixel camera with a front facing 0.3 megapixel camera. The screen on the Nokia X2 seems to be only 4.3 inches with 800×480 resolution. It also looks to be running Android JellyBean 4.3.
The specifications aren’t all that compelling with phones like the Motorola Moto G in the market which offer much more as a budget friendly phone. But we’ll just have to keep in mind that Nokia has been bought over by Microsoft and pushing the Android ecosystem is just not in their plan, they want users on their own Windows Phone ecosystem.