Microsoft unveils new €99 Nokia X2 smartphone

Phone offers enhanced features including 4.3 inch ClearBlack display and 5MP camera

Microsoft has unveiled the Nokia X2, the newest addition to the expanding Nokia X family of affordable smartphones designed to introduce the "next billion" people to the mobile Internet and cloud services.

The Nokia X2 delivers “ a more visually striking Fastlane, more Microsoft services, and upgraded specifications including a 4.3-inch ClearBlack display and 5MP rear camera with autofocus and flash” Microsoft said.

The phone comes with a suggested retail price of just €99 and will be available for sale from next month. Other features include access to a world of Android apps and popular Microsoft services; an even more intuitive, smoother user experience powered by a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 200 processor featuring a dual core 1.2Ghz CPU and 1 GB of RAM; as well as the next-generation Nokia X Software Platform 2.0 and major enhancements to the user interface.

The phone also features a pull-down notifications tab which allows people to glance at connectivity options as well as actionable items, such as software updates available for download.


The Nokia X2 will debut with Outlook. com, Skype and OneDrive pre-loaded, with more available from the Nokia Store, including the Bing Search app. The Nokia X2 will also introduce new third-party titles such as LINE Ranger, Brewster and Findery. Instagram, WeChat, Skype, Benji Bananas Adventures and many more are available on the redesigned Nokia Store.

Fiona Reddan

Fiona Reddan

Fiona Reddan is a writer specialising in personal finance and is the Home & Design Editor of The Irish Times