Nokia X “Normandy” photos leak out

February 20, 2014

We're just counting the days before Nokia finally reveals if it really has an Android smartphone in its pocket. But while waiting, we can still take a few peeks at some photos of what is supposedly the Nokia X itself.

Nothing probably screams "Nokia phone" louder than a homescreen that vaguely resembles the Windows Phone "Modern" UI. That said, there are definitely launchers and themes out there that probably do a better job at emulating that distinct look. Looking closely at the hardware design, however, does betray a somewhat distinctive Nokia phone flavor that can be seen its Lumia devices. That said, the edges seem to be quite flat, more like Nokia's low-end Asha line.

Software-wise, there is not much to see here except for icons bearing the flat design of Microsoft's latest operating systems. We do see a couple of the basic apps, but we'll have to see what apps these will be, as word on the rumor mill is that Nokia didn't get this phone Google-certified. Also noticeable is that some of the tiles can be resized to take up double the space, again like Windows Phone and Windows 8.

The Nokia X has been leaked, at least in Vietnam, to run Android 4.4 on a 1 GHz dual-core processor with 512 MB of RAM. This would make the device one of the first to give KitKat's promise of downwards scalability a real world test. We'll be keeping an eye out for this device when Nokia makes its highly-awaited announcement on the 24th at MWC 2014.

VIA:, Coolxap

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  • jbernardo

    Haven’t they had time to understand by now that the fugly interface appeal is mostly limited to a few Microsoft fans?
    Or is this to try and prove that even if Nokia had gone with android they’d have been as big a failure as it was with Windows Phone?

  • abd halim paksu

    windows metro interface, just download some launcher to install it, done