Nokia has just introduced its most affordable Android smartphone, the X, in India. The device is available for purchase immediately for only Rs 8,599 ($140 / €100) outright.Customers in India who purchase the Nokia X will also receive one month of free Skype calling, as well as 10GB of free storage via One Drive.
Nevertheless, Android fans and enthusiasts who think that the Nokia X is still too low on features for their taste may want to wait for the slightly better Nokia X+ and Nokia XL, which are supposed to arrive in India in the coming months.
According to fonearena, during Nokia X’s launch event in India, the Finnish company confirmed that both the X+ and XL would hit shelves within 60 days.
Although no details on exact release date and pricing options for the handsets have been provided, we expect Nokia X+ and XL to be available in early Q2. The Nokia X+ is already available for pre-order in Europe, but an exact release date has yet to be confirmed by the handset maker.
Even though the X+ and XL are better featured than the Nokia X, they can hardly be put into the mid-range category of Android smartphones.
Unlike the other two models, Nokia XL sports a slightly larger 5-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display, but features the same low 800 x 480 pixels resolution.
It also comes with a better 2000 mAh battery, which is rated by Nokia for up to 720 hours of standby time or up to 16 hours of talk time (13 hours in 3G mode).
Aside from these small differences, all three devices are similar when it comes to software and hardware, which is why their price tags aren’t that much different.
The Nokia X+ and Nokia XL will be launched in India in various color options, with the former available in Black, White, Cyan, Red, Yellow and Green, while the latter should go on sale in Black, White, Cyan, Orange, Yellow and Green.
We expect Nokia to launch the dual-SIM versions of the X+ and XL, as customers in India prefer smartphones with this capability over the single-SIM models. We can also safely assume that both Nokia X+ and Nokia XL will be more expensive than the Nokia X, but not by much.