The company Nokia in the period from 2013 to 2016 belonged to Microsoft and released smartphones running Windows Phone. Nevertheless, the legendary brand also tried to launch a series of Android-smartphone Nokia X, however, their complete failure in the market knocked down the already precarious position of the company. In addition to them, the manufacturer was preparing another unusual Android-smartphone – its release was to be held in 2013 but was canceled.
A few days ago, Yevgeny Kozlov, marketing director of Httpool Russia and co-founder of the Mobile Technologies Museum, shared photos of the unreleased smartphone; Nokia Ion Mini.
Немного скринов внутри, как говорится. Компоненты операционной системы однозначно показывают проработанность. Snapdragon 400 хоть и не был самым топовым процессором в то время, но годился для "середнячка" pic.twitter.com/itKYAEtg83
— Evgeny Kozlov (@ekozlov) May 12, 2019
The phone was never released, and it is quite special in design. In addition to its very small size, the black part of the lower edge, which looks like a loudspeaker, differs from the ordinary. It is unclear whether this part of the device would have been detachable or could only have been involved in the prototype phase, and no longer in the finished product.
Otherwise, the phone’s design resembles Nokia’s only legendary MeeGo phone, the N9, and the ensuing Lumias. The phone’s contents are found in Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 400 system circuit and the software uses Nokia’s own Z Launcher on Android.
In the end, the market for Nokia phones developed by Nokia became the only affordable Nokia X series with a custom operating system, after Nokia’s phone business moved to Microsoft. Microsoft dropped the Android development launched by Nokia, and eventually all the other activities. Since then, Nokia-branded smartphones have returned to the market for Nokia’s licensed trademark for HMD Global.
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