The Nokia X2 is Microsoft’s first Android-powered smartphone


Nokia today announced its first Android-powered smartphone since it was acquired by Microsoft. It’s called the Nokia X2 and it’s a slightly improved version of the Nokia X that was announced at Mobile World Congress back in February. In addition to dual SIM card slots, it has a faster processor, more RAM, and a better camera.

The X2 looks very similar to the original X in terms of physical design, but now sports a new “cool translucent outer layer” that makes it ”really shine whatever the time of day.” The most welcome changes and improvements are on the inside, however.

While the 4.3-inch WVGA display remains the same this time around, the X2 has a faster 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon 200 processor, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage, and a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera. It also has a microSD card slot, a VGA front-facing camera, and an 1,800mAh battery.

In comparison, the original X has a 1GHz Snapdragon 200 processor, 512MB of RAM, a 3-megapixel camera, and a 1,500mAh battery.

The Nokia X2 will make its debut in Europe next month, priced at just €99 (approx. £80). It will be available in glossy green, orange, and black initially, with the yellow, white, and matte gray options coming later.