Affordable Nokia X2 designed to introduce ‘next billion’ people to mobile Internet and cloud services

On Tuesday the Microsoft Devices Group unveiled the Nokia X2, the newest addition to the expanding Nokia X family of affordable smartphones. With its 4.3-inch ClearBlack display, 5MP rear camera with autofocus and flash, plus cloud storage service OneDrive, the Nokia X2 is geared to introduce the “next billion” people to the mobile Internet and cloud services, while complementing the Lumia family of smartphones.

The phone, which will begin rolling out globally in July, will retail for 99 Euros (about $135), and will be available initially as a dual SIM device.

Like the Nokia X, the new Nokia X2 provides access to Android apps and to popular Microsoft services including Skype and Outlook.com, while allowing people to switch between their favorite apps with the Fastlane feature. The Nokia X2 is powered by a 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor and 1GB of RAM.

The phone will be available at launch in glossy orange, black and green, with glossy yellow, white and matte dark gray coming later to the range.

“The Nokia X family is going from strength to strength, with the Nokia X smartphone achieving top-selling status in Pakistan, Russia, Kenya and Nigeria, while earning the third-best-selling smartphone spot in India,” said Timo Toikkanen, head of Mobile Phones, Microsoft Devices Group, in a press release.

To learn more, read the press release.

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Suzanne Choney
Microsoft News Center Staff