More and more covert information regarding Nokia’s first Android effort, the Normandy or X, comes to light as we near the 2014 Mobile World Congress, with the latest reports adding to the pile of gossip a benchmark and trio of live fuzzy pics.
First things first, the benchmark. Rightware Browsermark is its name, rating web browsing performance its game. So how does the Android-running Nokia X behave? Not great, but definitely better than its alleged hardware would suggest.
In fact, it scores higher than the Windows Phone 8-based Nokia Lumia 1020. Now that’s impressive, since the 1020 is one of the noblest steeds in the OEM’s stable, packing dual-core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 power and 2 GB RAM.
Of course, this particular test has as much to do with software as hardware, so what helps the “Normandy” stand out is the on-board mobile Chrome browser.
As for the 4-incher’s newest visual depictions, they’re mostly in line with previously leaked images, in that they show off a larger than usual Asha. Coated in snazzy red. Oh, alright, maybe a tad more stylish too. But still blocky and chunky.
Remember, if the current speculation pans out, Nokia intends to unveil the X during MWC next month with a forked version of Android 4.4 KitKat on board, WVGA display, dual-core 1.2 GHz SoC, 512 MB RAM, 5 MP rear camera and dual SIM support. Ugh, so still three more weeks to go? I’m afraid so.