Successor of Nokia X series to come with a dedicated home button (render and specs leaked)

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

/ by Ritij Khurana
Update: An alleged press render of the upcoming Nokia X successor, dubbed as Nokia X2 has been surfaced on Chinese forum Baidu. The press image shows the Nokia X2 (or whatever it will be called in final) with a back and home capacitive buttons along with front facing camera and a two-tone rear cover (green and orange). 

In addition, AnTuTu score of Nokia X2 reveals that the smartphone will come with a 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon 200 processor, 1GB RAM opposed to 512MB on Nokia X and 4GB internal storage. Other details are yet mystery. Since Nokia X2 is scheduled for 2015 release, we suggest you to take the update with a pinch of salt. (via)

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Original Story: Nokia X series of smartphones are Nokia's answer to budget droids flooding the market to help it gain a share of the smartphone market alongside its range of budget Lumia devices. The three Nokia X series devices have been received warmly by the masses. The Nokia X series of smartphones in their next generation will get a feature that has been missing till now.

Nokia X

According to BGR India, the next-generation of X series will get a dedicated home button, a feature that has been sorely missed till now. Nokia X family currently come with a back button only and pressing it a bit longer takes you to the home screen but the users find it a feature that they don't really like.

Reading out the notifications in the Nokia X series is a pretty difficult job too as it does not come with a regular swipe down notification bar so you need to go to back to home screen first and then go to the Fastlane by swiping from the side of the display.

Having an home button would surely solve a lot of issues and we might witness a notification area too on the smartphone. The Nokia X series runs on Android Open Source Project (AOSP) based on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and utilises Nokia's own app store and services instead of the ones from Google.

The next generation won't be launched for, let us say 6 months now but whenever they get launched, they'll come with a dedicated home screen button and a slew of UI improvements too.
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