Nokia is more or less expected to unveil the Nokia X, its first Android-powered smartphone, at Mobile World Congress next week, but for those that simply cannot wait for the day of the official unveiling to arrive, a new leak showing off the device in live images should help them contain their excitement for the time being.
While the phone in the images seems to be covered by a case, it’s easy to spot the design similarities with Nokia’s Lumia Windows Phone smartphones, though the X looks rather fat, which isn’t a surprise given it is targeted at a market currently held by the company’s low-end Asha feature phones. The homescreen, as we’ve seen before, yet again looks like that of Windows Phone’s, and it seems Nokia has taken a few features such as the ability to resize tiles for various app shortcuts.
To recap its specs, the Nokia X is expected to sport a 1GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, 512MB of RAM, 4-inch WVGA display (800×480), and a 5-megapixel camera, and run on Android 4.4 KitKat, which would be a considerable step over the hardware powering the company’s Asha phones. If you’re hoping for the real Android experience, however, you should look elsewhere, as the X will most likely not be certified for use with Google services, though competing apps and services from Nokia and Microsoft (HERE Maps, Outlook, etc.) should offer a competent experience.