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Nokia ‘Normandy’ Android phone engineering prototype leaked in purported image – NDTV

While Nokia still hasn’t revealed plans for its rumoured Normandy budget
Android phone, a new leaked live image now points to the existence of
such a device.

The new purported leaked image of the alleged Nokia
Normandy
comes from a
Chinese Twitter user, named @seamissu. The twitter user claims that the
leaked image is of the long-rumoured Nokia Normandy, and calls it an
‘engineering prototype’. The tweet reads, “The engineering prototype of
Nokia Normandy.” The leaked image shows the alleged Normandy smartphone
with Nokia branding on the screen, which usually appears when switching
on a device.

Further the leaked image purportedly reveals the back
button below the display that appears to be a capacitive touch button,
similar to what usually seen on Nokia’s Lumia smartphones.
Unfortunately, the leaked image shows the
alleged Normandy in a casing which covers most of the rest of the design
elements of the device. It’s worth pointing out that this is the first
time a live image purportedly shows the alleged Normandy Android phone,
and we have in the past seen a number of supposed renders of the
rumoured device.

Earlier this month, the rumoured Nokia Normandy
was leaked in image which purportedly revealed a completely custom
Android interface running
on top of the device
. The UI looked reminiscent of the software on
Nokia’s budget Asha line-up, though it was obviously Android underneath.

Notably,
an earlier report had suggested that Nokia, following the lead of
Amazon, has been working on a fully-tailored or forked version of Android. Further, the report claimed that the alleged
Nokia Normandy smartphone has been targeted at the low-cost segment as
an Asha-equivalent smartphone, but with access to more traditional
smartphone apps – a benefit that the report suggested had been missing
in Nokia’s dated Series 40-based Asha phones.

The leaked Normandy
images also showed dual-SIM support, lock screen notifications, an
on-going call screen (that could be the dialler app, but looked very
similar to popular messaging app Viber) and a login screen for
Microsoft’s Skype.

It is still to be seen if Nokia can release its
rumoured Android phone
ahead of the completion of the Microsoft deal.

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