Remember the report citing that the Nokia X2 (successor to Nokia X) will have an improved hardware as compared to the predecessor? Well, the phone is finally official, and it does come with improved hardware. Despite getting some upgrades here and there, the phone is nowhere near the flagship status. The phone also comes with a larger display and accompanying the display is Nokia’s proprietary ClearBack Display.
Moving on to other technical details, the screen still offers the same resolution (800 x 480 pixels) and offers a pixel density of 217 ppi which should be enough, considering the screen size of the phone. Under the hood, the processor has also received an update, and now the Nokia X2 comes with a dual core Snapdragon 200 processor with each core clocked at 1.2 gigahertz, there’s also 1 gigs of RAM accompanying the Nokia X2. One of the most prominent features apart from the display and the upgraded processor is the latest addition of the home button.
For those who don’t know, the original line up didn’t come with the home button which made the overall navigation of Android a bit more difficult. There’s 4 gigs of internal storage which can be expanded up to 32 gigs using the micro SD card slot. The phone is powered by an 1,800 mAh battery, as compared to the original Nokia X, that is 300 mAh more.
The Nokia X2 weighs a little bit more than it’s younger sibling. However, the added weight is nothing drastic and won’t hinder your usage. On the back, there’s a 5 mega pixel camera with an LED flash, thankfully, Nokia has also decided to include a front facing camera. Moving on to the connectivity options, the phone covers the basic such as WiFi, and Bluetooth. However, a bit fancier stuff like NFC, LTE and 3G are missing which seems fairly obvious considering the price point of the phone. Just like the predecessor, the Nokia X2 also comes with dual SIM option.
That’s not all, the Nokia X2 also comes with some upgrades on the software side. While the phone still has Android 4.1.1 Jellybean running under the hood, Nokia has updated the stock launcher which adds in some handy features such as multi-tasking, a feature which shows the apps you used the most on your Android fast lane. There is also a slight tweaking on the notification bar which is now carrying a handy little shortcut menu.
If lucky, the owners of the original Nokia X will also get this update. However, it hasn’t been made official yet. As for the pricing, the Nokia X2 costs $134 white, yellow, orange, black and glossy green. The phone can be purchased starting from today.