The Nokia X family is destined for the chopping block, but that hasn't come in the way of Microsoft launching a 4G enabled version of the Nokia XL in China today. The device comes with upgraded hardware and Chinese D-LTE and TD-SCDMA LTE network compatibility.
The hardware enhancements include 1 GB RAM from 768 MB on the standard version of the Nokia XL and a 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 (MSM8926) CPU to the 1 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 Play (MSM8225) CPU featured in the 3G variant. the weight of the handset has also come down from 190 g to 158 g.
The screen size is still the same at 5 inches, and so is the quality, at 800 x 480. Other specs include 4 GB internal memory, microSD up to 32 GB, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and a 2000 mAh battery. The Nokia XL 4G runs Nokia X 1.1 software platform and not the 2.0 version that made its debut on the Nokia X2.
Considering the limited LTE bands (38, 39, 40), it is likely that the device will not be available for sale outside the Chinese market.
What do you guys think of the Nokia XL 4G? Would the device be more alluring if it had a better display?