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Nokia Android phone rumoured to be called Nokia X at launch

The Nokia Android “Normandy” phone is rumoured to be called the Nokia X at launch.

According to notorious tipster @evleaks, the first Nokia Android phone will come to market named the Nokia X.

Currently, rumours suggest it is in development under the codename, Normandy, and could launch as soon as MWC 2014 in February.

“Project Normandy = Nokia X”, read the brief @evleaks tweet.

However, it could well be unveiled after Microsoft’s purchase of Nokia mobile division is complete some time in Q1 2014.

We’ve heard a lot about the Nokia X in recent weeks, including seeing several leaked press shots of the colourful range of Android phones.

From what we’ve seen so far, the Nokia X will look a lot like the Nokia Lumia range and offer a heavily customised Android UI with strong Windows Phone influences.

However, it will benefit from Android features like a notifications centre and access to the wealth of apps on the Google Play Store.

The recent leaks also tip that Nokia may use a single capacitive touch back key underneath the screen with the Nokia X, rather than the three used in the Lumia range.

Preliminary specs for the Nokia X appeared in some AnTuTu benchmarks earlier this month, suggesting the device will run on a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor of unknown model and clock speed.

Running on Android 4.4 KitKat, the Nokia X will also reportedly feature a 5-megapixel rear camera.

That’s all we know about the hardware within the Nokia X, but we’ve seen a fair few screengrabs of the heavily Windows Phone influenced Nokia Android UI.

The design features bright, colourful blocks and we expect it will be just as heavy as the OS used in Amazon devices like the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7.

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