Nokia X2 Dual SIM launched in India for Rs 8,999. What’s the point?

By September 6th, 2014 AT 9:20 PM

After announcing the Nokia X2 Dual SIM back in June, Microsoft has made available the Android smartphone in India for Rs 8,999. It comes with a  4.3-inch ClearBlack display, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 5MP autofocus primary camera with LED flash, VGA front-facing secondary camera and an 1800 mAh battery.

Nokia X2 Dual SIM

After Microsoft acquired Nokia a few months ago, details were hazy about the future of the Nokia X series of smartphones. Before they officially announced that Nokia X smartphones would be retired and they would focus on Windows Phone devices, Microsoft went ahead and launched the successor to the Nokia X, the Nokia X2.

I don’t get what’s the point of launching the Nokia X2 here in India, especially after knowing that Microsoft won’t support their devices after some time as they are planning to kill their line-up of Android smartphones. Also, after the launch of value-for-money smartphones like Asus Zenfone 4, Asus Zenfone 5, Xiaomi Redmi 1S, Micromax Unite 2, and the Moto G (2014), I don’t think there would be many people opting in for the Nokia X2.

Would you buy the Nokia X2 Dual SIM even after knowing that Microsoft will no longer release any other Android smartphone? Do people really have such huge amount of faith in Nokia’s brand? Drop in your comments below.

Computer science engineer turned technology blogger. Following consumer electronics industry closely from 2006, he can now predict pretty much where the market is heading. He has a dream to own Android, Windows Phone and iOS smartphones all at the same time.

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APpL€ LoVeR™

If Nokia able to deliver 4G budget phones before others like Samsung,Xiomi,HTC e.t.c. Nokia can surely gain some market in India,i think Nokia is not at all eager in delivering 4G handsets in India.

Rama
Rama

*I don’t really think its 4G LTE which Nokia or Microsoft should concentrate on for gaining market share because of mainly two reasons. First LTE networks in India are far from perfect. In countries like USA operators like Verizon have superb LTE coverage which makes buying LTE smartphones sensible but over here in India hardly has any LTE deployment begin in a meaningful manner except for Airtel’s half baked patchy LTE network. Next reason is cost of LTE devices are also higher because LTE usually adds a price of around 30$ to a device as the manufacturer need to license… Read more »

APpL€ LoVeR™
APpL€ LoVeR™

Rama… i missed the column…actually i meant to give this comment on Nokia reveal new smart phones 730 and 735,article below this.The 3G adoption rate is lower at it’s infant stages because the users have many other alternatives at a rate lower than 3G rates.Also infrastructure plus the spectrum allocated was not enough for providing a standard quality of service to Customers.Also the purpose of DATA used in India and US,it also matters the most.Rama i am not making a comment on your sentence “First LTE networks in India are far from perfect” until pan India operator Rjio has started… Read more »

Rama
Rama

*Yes they are not going to concentrate on feature phones in fact from the current situation Microsoft stands to benefit very little from the feature phone market of India and are mostly gonna discontinue the same but what I meant was instead of making LTE smartphones Microsoft can make a 3G enabled lumia at less than 5k if there intent is to gain market share.

Darshan
Darshan

If they will prepare 5k lumia phones still some Some galaxy phones will.beat them easily the pricing of lumia series is not done correctly and still some 10k lumia dont support flash which is a basic function….OS is fluid but complicated for common people which is the main reason why it failed in India….Oldies can sometime understand android but not windows os on lumia
I have seen many people selling lumia due to its complicated os…Yeah its great thing for youth…even I likes the lumia looks

Rama
Rama

Complicated? really? I think its far easier than Android especially for old people. Windows Phone has big bright tiles which are rather easy to see and touch for old people with shaky hands as they have a larger surface area and thereby reduce the chances of input error. Apart from that Windows Phone does all the basic jobs like calling and texting with utmost ease and perfection and that’s what old people really need. I really don’t think Windows Phone is more “complex” than Android and if some old guy you know thinks like that its maybe because he has… Read more »

kaushik
kaushik

I was looking out for this piece itself.. great specs in 9k. will buy one from my 1st salary.. trust nokia-microsoft

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