A couple of pics showing an “About phone” screen and AnTuTu benchmark allegedly executed on the so-called Nokia Normandy seem to confirm the OEM’s first Android release is still very much on.
The best part is the smartphone, model numbered A110, appears to run the latest and greatest Android version, 4.4 KitKat. However, rumor has it Nokia will skin, fork and tweak Google’s “vanilla” mobile OS, to the point the Play Store won’t be supported.
It doesn’t sound all that hot anymore, and the bad news just keeps on piling from there, as the dubious AnTuTu screenshot suggests a mediocre 5 MP camera will take care of rear-facing business. Also, the display is tipped as a sub-par FWVGA (854 x 480 pixels resolution) affair, though there’s no info on size yet.
The only other feature vaguely hinted at today is a mystery Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC. Probably a 200 or S4. S400 tops.
Remember, serial leaker @evleaks and online publication The Verge first brought word of the “Normandy”, which insiders described as an Asha doppelganger with evolved software. Several sources were quick to point out that, based on covert intel, the handheld indeed existed, until Microsoft forced Nokia to pull the plug and focus solely on Windows Phones.
Only @evleaks came again at the rescue, tweeting cancelation gossip was “greatly exaggerated”. So is the A110 coming or not? Let’s say it’s not such a long shot anymore, though it’s still unlikely. I mean, MS is this close to nabbing Nokia’s handset division, and there’s no way they’ll allow an alliance with the “devil” to happen.
Source: Nokia Power User