Nokia XL

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?

Source: Nokia

 

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Nokia's last hurrah is a 4G version of the Nokia XL

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This is the worse joke. For Android, Nokia, and MS. Just let it go.

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Not sure what the idea of the phone is. Low spec, poor screen. Do we know the price? If it is cheaper then a moto g then I could understand why people would buy this. but for me it needs a better Android platform on the phone surely!?

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If the price was low enough it could have gained some traction with the smaller regional networks here in the US. I don't understand the effort in bringing it out when it is dead on arrival .

I kind of doubt it. Nokia has done a pretty good job of getting really low-cost Win Phone devices to market here. Given the choice between a Nokia phone that runs a crippled version of Android and a similarly-speced one that runs a complete version of Win Phone, I doubt many people would go with the former. Especially if a sales person has to explain "Well yeah, it's an Android phone, but it's not really Google..." I'm pretty sure that's where the potential buyer's eyes would glaze over.

Also, can't stress enough that this phone is not even planned for the US market at all. We won't see it here, so it's kind of a moot point regardless.