Just yesterday we got wind that Microsoft is working on the next-generation of Android powered Nokia X smartphones, and now a leak from China has spilled the beans on the hardware. The device will be powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 200 processor, with 1GB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage memory.
The increase in RAM should go a long way in curing the X's lethargic performance and run more powerful apps smoothly. The processor on the other hand received a score of 11,827 in the benchmark tests, which according to the report is very respectable for a budget phone.
These general specs will put the Nokia X2 up against Motorola's new entry-level heavyweight, the Moto E. However there are a few key issues which the leak doesn't address. While the device will run a forked version of Android, it is yet to be seen if Microsoft dumps Jelly Bean in favour of the more efficient KitKat operating system.
Pricing too will play a key factor in the success of the Nokia X2, and like the current device it only makes sense if Microsoft prices the device below its entry-level Lumia phones. While the device may still be a long way away from hitting store shelves, given that the Nokia X was only recently launched, we can't help but think that Microsoft could have a winner on their hands.