Nokia today announced that the Nokia X, part of the new Nokia X family of affordable smartphones that run Android™ apps, has begun selling in Uganda. The new devices are the perfect introduction to the world of Android apps, coupled with signature Nokia experiences and the most popular Microsoft services.
The Nokia X features Nokia’s renowned quality and design, with a fresh, tile-based user interface inspired by our Lumia family. It comes with Fastlane, a screen which lets people switch between their favorite apps more smoothly. People can access curated, quality-tested apps from Nokia Store, more than a dozen third-party app stores and by sideloading. All devices are also pre-loaded with a variety of very popular third-party apps and games.
“We believe this unique combination will resonate with consumers around the world and set a great precedent for the level of quality that can be achieved in the fast-growing, affordable smartphone segment,” said Bruce Howe, General Manager, East Africa
Out of the box people can enjoy signature Nokia experiences including free HERE Maps, with true offline maps and integrated turn-by-turn navigation. The Nokia X is also an affordable introduction to popular Microsoft services, including free cloud storage using OneDrive.
The Nokia X offers the company’s signature design approach and bold, bright colours. At only 10.4mm thin, the slim, durable monobody design features a 4” scratch-proof display and exchangeable back covers that come in a variety of statement colours. Inside, the device runs on the Nokia X Software Platform and is powered by a1Ghz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor.
The Nokia X features two screens: Home, with a fresh tile-based design, and Fastlane. Fastlane is a dynamic record of how people use their phone, day by day, moment by moment. It captures everything people love: they need only to swipe once from the homescreen to access Fastlane, see a record of recent activity, and switch between their favourite apps, smoothly. Fastlane has been completely re-imagined for the Nokia X family. People can return a missed call by calling or texting, accept or decline calendar invitations, or control the music player – all from within the Fastlane view. Fastlane is also more customizable and social-friendly than ever. People can select what appears on their Fastlane feed, read notifications from their social networks and update their status from within Fastlane, making the experience even more productive.
The dual SIM Nokia X is expected to be available in Uganda at a recommended retail price of UGX 369,000. The device is planned to be ranged by over 20 shops including Celpic, DaJ Communications, Fone Express, Go Phones, Homeland, Maharaja, Samisa and Simba Telecom.
As for the specs, the phone has a 4 inch capacitive touchscreen, 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon Dual Core Processor, 512MB RAM, storage capacity which is expandable to 32GB, has a 3MP camera, Satellite GPS, Accelerometer and a 1500 mAH battery. The phone comes in bright green, bright red, yellow, black and white colors.
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