There was excitement Tuesday in the Nigerian ICT market as Microsoft Devices brought Nokia XL, its flagship large screen offering under the Nokia X family for sale.
The Nokia XL device is the next offering in the Nokia X family which includes Nokia X, launched earlier this year in Nigeria
A close monitoring of market activities in the Nigerian Computer Village yesterday showed that the new affordable smartphones that run Android apps is already tickling customers as a results its innovative features.
With a 5″ In-Plane Switching capacitive colour touch screen, the Nokia XL brings the large screen experience at an unbelievably affordable price point.
However, the device further augments the imaging experience with a 2-megapixel front-facing camera for video calls on Skype and a 5-megapixel rear camera with autofocus and flash.
With a powerful 2000 mAh battery, and rated for 16 hours of talk time and up to 41 days of standby, the device is armed with the Fast lane experience which has been completely re-imagined for the Nokia X family.
Fast lane is now more customizable and social. Users can select what appears on their Fast lane feed, read notifications from their social networks and update their status from within Fast lane, making the experience even more productive.
“With the Nokia X family, we look to offer a variety of choices to our consumers at different price points. After receiving a great response with the Nokia X, which introduced the category to this market, we are now bringing the much awaited Nokia XL and offering consumers and opportunity to go large with amazing X family experience on more screen real estate. Nokia XL, our flagship offering within the Nokia X family, comes packed with a 5′’ IPS capacitive touch large screen experience, a superlative front camera and a wide array of apps, offering a great Smartphone experience at an affordable price point.
“The Nokia X family, flag shipped now by XL serves as the perfect introduction to the world of Android apps, coupled with signature Nokia experiences, and the most popular Microsoft services like Skype and One drive with 10GB of cloud storage’’ Debbie Shepard , Head of Marketing, Nokia West and Central Africa, a subsidiary of Microsoft Mobiles OS, said.
Consumers can access and download a wide array of Android apps, which can be side loaded as well as downloaded through Nokia’s own store and several popular third-party apps stores.
Leading global apps will be available at launch for the Nokia X family of devices, including Facebook, LINE Free Voice and Messages, LINE Camera, LINE Bubble, Picsart, Plants vs. Zombies 2, Real Football 2014, Skype, Spotify, Swift key, Twitter, Viber, Vine,WeChat, and also the BBM chat application which is currently available on the Nokia X series.