Nokia’s Android aspirations might be given the boot by Microsoft once its devices business is sold off to the Redmond giant, but it seems it isn’t stopping the Finns from continuing to test the Nokia X (aka Normandy.)
The Nokia X has been caught flexing its (rather modest) muscles on a benchmark before, and now the highly talked-about device has made an appearance at CamSpeed, a benchmark that focuses on camera performance. The X is listed as the Nokia RM-980 in CamSpeed’s database – previous rumors indicated the phone would sport a 5-megapixel camera, but the CamSpeed listing mentions it as having a 3-megapixel shooter of the fixed-focus kind, which is usually found in the company’s budget Asha lineup.
This means that either the resolution of the camera was set at 3MP when it was tested, or that the Nokia X will be even more low-end that we initially thought. The latter seems more likely, as the X’s listing also says it is running on Android 4.1, instead of Android 4.4 as was reported by another benchmark the device was subjected to a few weeks ago. Android 4.1 or 4.4, one thing is certain: Nokia will be heavily modifying the UI to make it look more like Windows Phone, and putting Microsoft’s services front and center instead of Google’s.
Other specs of the Nokia X are expected to include 512 MB of RAM, a 4-inch FWVGA (854 x 480) screen, dual-core 1GHz Snapdragon 200 processor, and 4GB of built-in storage and a microSD slot. The company’s upcoming Mobile World Congress event is where the X will supposedly be unveiled, though with Samsung choosing the mobile trade show to show off its next Galaxy S flagship, Nokia’s announcement of the X might go completely unnoticed.