Nokia X, the company’s first Android powered smartphone, has received a price cut, just a month after its launch in India. It is now available at a price of Rs 7,729 on the company’s official online store. Nokia X dual-sim was launched at a price point of Rs 8,599, about Rs 900 more than its current price.
The price cut comes ahead of the launch of Nokia X+ and Nokia XL, two variants of Nokia X that offer relatively better hardware specifications. Nokia may price the X+ at Nokia X levels and XL slightly above it but below Nokia Lumia 620. Perhaps, it also signals that Nokia X is not doing too well in the market.
Nokia X review
Nokia X sports a 4-inch WVGA LCD display (480 X 800p, 233ppi). The dual-sim phone is powered by a 1GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and 512MB RAM. It comes with 4GB internal storage expandable up to 32GB via microSD card. It features a 3MP fixed-focus camera and doesn’t sport an LED flash. In terms of connectivity options, the phone offers Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and A-GPS. It comes with a 1,500mAh removable battery and the company claims a talk time of 10.5 hours on 3G and standby time of 28 days.
The phone runs a highly customized version of Android (based on Android 4.1.2) that has been stripped of Google services and apps including the Play Store. Apps that use some kind of Google service, for instance Google Wallet for in-app payments or Maps for location, don’t work on the phone unless ported to Nokia’s store by the developer.