Nokia X2 expected at June 24 event


Nokia’s smartphone business may be in Microsoft’s hands now, but that doesn’t mean it’s going to turn its back on Android. A Nokia X event scheduled for  June 24 suggests the company has a new Android-powered device on the way, just four months after it unveiled the original Nokia X family at Mobile World Congress.

nokiax2teaserNokia posted a teaser poster for the event on its Chinese website, while the Conversations blog for U.S. customers currently shows a countdown. The news comes just two weeks after “reliable sources” told Boy Genius Report that a new Nokia X2 handset could be expected this month.

The device is said to be an improved version of the original Nokia X, but like its predecessors, it will likely be an affordable device with entry-level specifications. In addition to a 4.3-inch WVGA display, the X2 will reportedly pack a 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon 200 processor, 1GB of RAM, a 5-megapixel camera, and 4GB of internal storage.

The original Nokia X had a similar display, a 1GHz dual-core Snapdragon 200 processor, and 512MB of RAM. It also had a 5-megapixel camera and 4GB of storage. Its successor won’t be hugely different, then — if the rumors are true — but its slightly faster processor and RAM upgrade should provide a smoother user experience.

We’ll have more information about Nokia’s plans following its event next Tuesday.