Nokia X Android Project Normandy

The reality of an Android-powered smartphone from Nokia is getting closer with leaked photos and specifications. UPDATE: see also: Nokia X, Nokia X+, Nokia XL UK price, specifications and availability and Nokia X launch as it happened.

Codenamed 'Project Normandy', the Nokia X has now got plenty of details available including leaked photos. We've put the best one above showing the smartphone in an orange/red colour looking similar to Nokia's Asha and Lumia smartphones.

See also: New smartphones to expect at MWC 2014: What will Samsung, Sony, LG, HTC and Nokia launch?

According to evleaks, the Nokia X will come in a total of six different colours and have a budget line-up of specifications. It will supposedly be powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of storage. Not great but it will have a microSD cards slot, we're led to believe.

The Nokia X will feature a 4in screen with a 480x800 resolution and a 1,500mAh battery inside. Read: 17 best smartphones: The best phone you can buy in 2014

As for Android, the handset is tipped to come with Android 4.4 KitKat. That's the latest version from Google but it will be a forked version offering Nokia's own app store as well as the Google Play store.

As for when we'll see the Nokia X launched, Mobile World Congress (MWC) seems a likely date. The smartphone and tablet focused show kicks off at the end of February and we'll be there hunting down all the latest devices.

However, if the acquisition goes through, Microsoft is unlikely to be happy about launching an Android phone which will rival its own Windows Phone 8 operating system.

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