Today, Microsoft announced the launch of Nokia X2, a new Android handset in the company’s budget smartphones lineup. It was expected that Microsoft would discontinue the X series after acquiring Nokia’s devices division, but it seems the Redmond giants have no such plans.

The Nokia X2 looks quite similar to the original Nokia X at first glance, but brings plenty of internal changes to the mix. First up, is the screen size – the X2 packs a 4.3″ display compared to X’s 4″, although the resolution of 800×480 has disappointing remained unchanged. The X2 also got a bump in RAM, up from 512MB to 1GB, and a faster 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon 200 processor. Additionally, the device now carries a 5Mp camera with LED flash and a VGA front-facing camera, along with dual-SIM capabilties.

The Nokia X2 will be available “in select countries globally” for $135.


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