Nokia X+ Dual Sim launched in India

Nokia X+ Dual Sim now available in India

The Microsoft Devices division has launched the third (and final) Nokia X+ Dual SIM in the current family of Nokia X devices at Rs. 8,399 ($143 USD, €105, £85), but has yet to comment on where it will be available for purchase.

Aside from its dual-SIM (GSM+GSM) capability, the Nokia X+, comes with a 4" LCD display with a resolution of 480x800 pixels with a pixel density of 233ppi. Under the covers it's powered by a 1GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, and 768MB of memory supported by a 1500mAh battery, which is rated to deliver up to 13.3 hours of talk time and up to 408 hours of standby time.

Like the other Nokia X smartphones, the Nokia X+ also runs the Nokia X software platform, which is based on Android and supports firmware over-the-air (FOTA). It has 4GB of built-in storage, which is expandable up to 32GB via microSD card. The Nokia X+ sports a 3-megapixel rear camera without flash, there's no front-facing camera.

Viral Oza, Director of Marketing, Nokia India Sales, a subsidiary of Microsoft Mobile had this to say of the announcement:

After receiving a great response with the Nokia X, which introduced the category to this market, we are now bringing the much awaited Nokia XL and X+ to our consumers. Nokia XL, our flagship offering within the Nokia X family, comes packed with a large screen experience with a superlative front camera and a wide array of apps, offering a great Smartphone experience at an affordable price point. This will be further amplified through the X+ which will be simultaneously launched with the XL completing the Nokia X family serving as the perfect introduction to the world of Android apps, , coupled with signature Nokia experiences, and the most popular Microsoft services.

Finally, Microsoft also announced that users of the Nokia XL Dual Sim will be getting free unlimited downloads of Android apps for six months, coupled with 500mb of free data if you are an Airtel subscriber.

Source: NDTV Gadgets | Image via Nokia

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Viral Oza is going to have a tough time to market this against innumerable cheap Android phones flooding the Indian markets.

What if the One Plus, One phone comes out in such a market? Wouldn't that be a flagship REALLY worth its weight considering they are selling them at cost? What chance would the cheapos stand knowing they can get a flagship for 1/3 the cost more hypothetically speaking.

If they do a 2nd batch of these like some rumor says, they should tweak the UI even more and make it look more like WP8.1, it's close but not quite.

Otherwise just push the 530 and 630 lower price wise and drop these later on.

Moto E is available here for only 6999 INR. Which is the best deal you can find for a branded phone. Lumia 525 has a serious competition now. And Moto E is a dual sim phone with good processor and screen than Lumia 525. MS needs to radically drop the price of Lumia 525 if it wants to remain in market. And make a dual sim variant of Lumia 525, 630 with 512 mb RAM is not enough.

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