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Nokia X Gets 1 Million Pre-Orders In China In Just 4 Days

Nokia first unveiled its initial batch of smartphones running on the Android platform during the recently held MWC 2014. The Nokia X, Nokia X+, and the Nokia XL are three smartphones running on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean but are heavily customized to closely resemble the Windows Phone operating system. Instead of the usual google services that are included in most Android devices what customers will be getting are its Microsoft equivalents.

Nokia X

While the Nokia X has already been released in several countries such as the Philippines, India, and Malaysia it is still going to be released in China. Surprisingly enough, despite not being released in China yet, this model has already become a big hit as it already has reached 1 million pre-orders in just a span of 4 days. This number is still expected to increase as the device is expected to be released in March 25.

Nokia partnered with JD.com so that reservations for the device can be made. This website is an online marketplace that is similar to Amazon and is popular in China.

China has become an important market for smartphone manufacturers as it holds the record for the most number of smartphone users in the world. Success in this market will definitely increase the company revenue.

With Nokia having a certified hit in its Android device has it already come up with the right formula? What is it about the Nokia X that makes it attractive to consumers? The device is basically an Android smartphone but without the Google experience. It is priced cheap and has an excellent build quality. It must be a combination of these factors that makes it quite a success.

Technical Specifications

  • Display:  4.0 inches 480 x 800 pixels (~233 ppi pixel density), IPS LCD 16M colors
  • OS: Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
  • Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8225 Snapdragon S4 Play
  • CPU: Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A5
  • GPU: Adreno 203
  • RAM: 512 MB RAM
  • Internal storage: 4GB, expandable via microSD up to 32GB
  • Camera: 3.15 MP, 2048 x 1536 pixels, 1/5” sensor size, panorama, face detection, video recording [email protected]
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, proximity
  • Battery: Li-Ion 1500 mAh battery (BN-01)

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  1. Which I suppose involved voiding the warranty. I would have no issues with that, but I wonder how many of the users would prefer to do it.

  2. Well, it does not. So if you were planning on using Google Now on a Nokia X, well, forget it. However, there are ways by which you can make it work.

  3. This is definitely comes as a surprise. I mean who thought Nokia X could be so popular. If only Nokia has embraced Android before. Well anyway this could be their one and only Android since Microsoft purchased it.

  4. One Million pre order is insane. The device has good specs for the price range. But 4.1.2 Jellybean? Seriously? Lazy.

  5. Is KitKat a lot better than Jellybean? I am unfamiliar with it. I bet Nokia was surprises too. Hopefully they have enough to meet the demands.

  6. That is the first thing I thought too. Subpar specs, or so it sounds. I wonder if Nokia was thinking it would be this popular and this big of a hit.

  7. Wow, a million preorders? That’s insane! Kudos Nokia. I can’t help but wonder if the RAM specs aren’t a bit subpar, though. Don’t most smartphones have about a gig of RAM these days?

  8. Wow this was unexpected. I mean there are good Android phones at the same price range. Hell, Moto G even runs on KitKat while Nokia X runs on Jellybean.

  9. Yeah. I don’t know how those people do that. They would have dedicated their lives to this.

  10. What made the phone viable is how easy it is to hack it and put Google Services back on it. Since you can fix it and make it a real phone again, it’s a great value.

  11. Yeah. Developers would love to get this. They can test most of their apps which don’t use Google’s services, and write apps specifically for the platform using Microsoft’s services.

  12. Well, that is the kind of market that the company is targeting for the Nokia X. And I guess there would be more developers than consumers in the pre-order list.

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