Nokia XL goes on sale in Asia, Africa and Middle East

It's been over two months since Nokia first announced its Nokia X family of Android-based smartphones. While the cheapest of the three devices, the Nokia X, went on sale immediately in some parts of the world, the more expensive version, the Nokia XL, is only now becoming available to purchase.

Today, Nokia's smartphone unit, now part of Microsoft, announced the Nokia XL is finally on sale in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. The five inch display runs a forked version of Android and has a 1 GHz Qualcomm Shapdragon dual core processor, with 756 MB of RAM and an microSD card slot that supports up to 32GB of storage. It also has a five megapixel rear camera and a 2 megapixel front facing camera.

Even though it runs a version of Android, there's still a lot of Microsoft inside the Nokia XL, thanks to the addition of OneDrive, Skype and a tile-based UI that resembles the Modern look of a Windows Phone start screen. Apps can be downloaded via the Nokia store and the smartphone also allows users to download software from third party stores.

The Nokia XL is now on sale for 109 euros ($151) and comes in several colors (green, orange, yellow, cyan, black or white). There's no word yet if the smartphone will be sold in Europe and the U.S. The middle child of the smartphone family, the Nokia X+, has yet to be released.

Source: Nokia | Image via Nokia

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