Meet Nokia X2, the new Android phone brought to you by Microsoft

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Microsoft-owned Nokia seems to be doing good with its Android line-up, simply called Nokia X, as the company has just announced its new phone, Nokia X2, that runs on Android operating system.

Nokia blew the minds of many tech enthusiasts away when it first announced that there will be Nokia phones running Android operating system for real. Nokia then took the stage of Mobile World Congress in February and announced its first Android-powered phones. Today, the company is back at it again with a slightly better-spec’d sequel phone.

Nokia X2 features a 4.3-inch IPS display panel with the resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. It’s a Dual SIM smartphone powered by 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor and 1 GB RAM. With Adreno 302 for graphics processing, Nokia X2 has 4 GB internal memory with microSD memory card slot for expansion. The phone also sports 5 MP camera on the back and VGA camera on the front.

Nokia X2

Nokia X2 has all the usual tidbits: Bluetooth 4.0, 3G network, GPS, etc. Its battery capacity is 1800 mAh. The phone runs on a heavily customized version, called Nokia X platform 2.0 UI, of Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. It doesn’t come with Google Play store like its predecessors, but can be hacked to run one.

Microsoft said the device will be globally available starting from July. It’ll cost as low as $135. Nokia fans who happen to love Android might be better off waiting for Nokia X2 to hit the market instead of buying the currently available Nokia X series phones.

What’s your take on Nokia X2? Planning to get yourself one?