Nokia X2 release date price and specs

It's only been a few short months since Nokia announced the Android-powered X smartphones but it has now announced a follow-up in the form of the Nokia X2. Read: Nokia X and X+ hands-on review: Nokia does budget Android smartphones.

At MWC we saw the launch of the Nokia X, X+ and XL smartphones, all running Google's Android operating system. Despite being taken over by Microsoft, which makes Windows Phone, we're seeing a continuation of the X brand with a new device.

Nokia X2: Release date and price

The Nokia X2 is launching today in selected countries with a budget price tag of just €99. However, the UK is not on the list of European countries which does include France, Poland, Russia and Spain.

"The Nokia X2’s stylish exterior remains as bold as the original Nokia X but incorporates a brand-new cool translucent outer layer, making it really shine whatever the time of day." said the Conversations blog.

See also: Why I won't buy a Nokia X Android phone: and nor should you.

Nokia X2 specs

Nokia X2: Specs

The Nokia X2 has a 4.3in ClearBlack screen, 1.2GHz dual-core processor and a 5Mp camera. It has just 4GB of internal storage but a microSD card slot can accept up to 32GB cards. The phone is also Dual-SIM.

Although you can download and run Android apps, there are plenty of Microsoft services pre-loaded on the device. These include Outlook, OneDrive, OneNote and Bing. Users will get a month of free worldwide Skype calls. Nokia apps include Here Maps and MixRadio.

Like the original Nokia X, the X2 features 'Fastlane' for easy multi-tasking but adds a new 'apps list' feature. This "keeps your home screen clear for your most used apps, bringing Nokia X2 in line with the existing Lumia experience."