It’s all about size these days when it comes to smartphones – of late, vendors have been sizing up (or down) their devices to suit our diversifying needs. And Nokia is no different.
Priced at S$239, the Nokia XL is a strong contender for the cheaper handset range will be available on our Singapore shores very soon – expect a release date of 13 June. But there’s a catch. You can’t just hurry over to your nearest telco and upgrade your handset or get it with a new contract.
The XL’s only exclusively available online (which isn’t all that bad, you get to do it from the comforts of your home). Don’t be too hasty, the link will only go live from 12 noon on 6 June. You can also beat the queue by marking your interest for the device on 6 June on the website. Doing so will get you a discount code, and if you’re the first 100 customers who redeem the code on 13 June, you’ll get a 50 per cent discount for the Nokia XL.
The Nokia XL comes in bright green, orange, black and white – definitely bright enough to stand out and attract attention with any of the colour choices. It features two screens – a home screen that you can customise to suit your needs, and another with Fastlane, which basically is a record of how you use your phone.
The smartphone, which runs on a modified version of Google Android, comes with a 5″ 800 x 480 display, a 5MP rear-facing autofocus camera with flash, and 2MP front-facing camera, for big-screen entertainment. The device also comes with a month’s worth of free Skype calls to mobiles and landlines with the Nokia XL.
If you missed the online opportunity, you can get it from all Nokia stores and Nokia solution partners from 28 June.
The Nokia XL also features signature experiences, offering top-notch functionality and unbeatable mobile oomph that is available right out of the box. You can enjoy free, pre-loaded HERE Maps – accessible both online and offline – which also features turn-by-turn voice guided navigation.
MixRadio gives you the option of free music streaming and downloadable playlists – absolutely ads-free! Your work documents and cherished content is also safely secured with 10GB of free cloud storage via Microsoft OneDrive. 7GB is offered to start and is automatically increased to 3GB more when you opt to auto-save images from your camera roll.
The Nokia XL will be available exclusively online at handphoneshop.com/NokiaXL from 13 June 2014 at 12 noon sharp. The recommended retail price of the device is S$239.
Registration of Interest for the Nokia XL will start on 6 June 2014 at handphoneshop.com/NokiaXL. Registrants will receive a discount code that gives the first 100 customers a 50% discount for the Nokia XL. The Nokia XL will be available nation-wide and at all Nokia stores and Nokia solution partners from 28 June 2014.
|Nokia XL technical specifications|
|System||EGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
WCDMA 900 / 2100
|Operating System||Nokia X Software Platform|
|Dimensions||141.3 x 77.7 x 10.8mm|
|Camera||Rear: 5MP Autofocus, flash
|Display||LCD WVGA (800 x 480 pixels) capacitive touch 5” display|
|Processor||1GHZ Qualcomm Snapdragon dual core processor|
|Memory||768MB RAM & 4GB eMMC|
|Talk Time||2G = Up to 16 hours
3G = Up to 13 hours
|Standby Time||2G = Up to 41 days
3G = Up to 26 days
|Storage||Up to 32GB MicroSD card support|
|Additional Features||Satellite GPS
|Colours||Bright Green, Orange, Black, and White|