Nokia had announced its first Android-based Nokia X, Nokia X+ and Nokia XL Smartphones range together at the MWC 2014 event. Nokia had kept a tradition for quite a long time by using the Symbian platform in its phones, and later it took up the Windows Phone OS for the smartphones to compete the huge Android smartphone lineups from the different brands, before taking the use of AOSP for building the Nokia X series to enter the Android smartphone market. The Nokia X was launched in a lot of places including China, but Nokia didn’t mention anything about the availability of the Nokia X+ and XL back then. With the Chinese approval, we are expecting the device to be getting to the markets any time soon.
The China’s Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center has approved the Nokia XL a week ago. After approval, Nokia has decided to release the Nokia XL by the start of the second quarter in Chinese market. China being one of the largest Android smartphone market, Nokia will have an eye to launch the Nokia XL first in the Chinese market itself. Nokia X was quite a hit in China, and there are two other devices from the company which are yet to hit the stores – the Nokia X+ which doesn’t hold many differences from the X, and the XL which is larger, having a 5-inch display compared to the 4-inch Nokia X.
Nokia XL consists of 5-inch WVGA (800 x 480) resolution display screen. It runs with Dual-core 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor with 768 MB of RAM. Its dimensions are (141.4 x 77.7 x 10.9) mm. It is a Dual SIM Smart Phone in which only Micro SIM will fit in. It has a 5 MP rear camera and a 2MP front camera. This phone can easily get connected through Micro-SIM, Wi-Fi, WLAN IEEE 802.11 b/g/n, stereo FM radio. It can store up to 32GB of data with help of external Micro SD memory card. This mobile comes with pre-installed Social Network Apps Facebook, Twitter, Viber, Skype, WeChat. The Nokia XL comes with Green, White, Yellow, Blue, Black, Red color variants. We’d update you when the device is launched in the Chinese market as well as the other markets where Nokia is selling it’s Nokia X OS based smartphones.
[Inputs from Trinesh] Source