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Nokia Normandy appears in Vietnam – Will run Android 4.4

After rumours that Nokia was entertaining the idea of launching an Android smartphone the gadget has surfaced through a Vietnamese retailer.

Known as the Nokia Normandy (or X) the handset appears on Gioididong.com with an accompanying list of specs and features. The device pictured will come running the latest Android OS, version 4.4 KitKat, which bizarrely presents its user interface a tiled format – traditional of the Nokia Lumia range which runs the Windows Phone OS. A more surprising sight still is that among the features listed are Google apps such as the Play Store, Google Now and YouTube.

Technical specifications of the Nokia Normandy suggest a fairly low-budget affair, with a  4-inch 480 x 845 resolution touchscreen display, 1GHz dual-core CPU, 512MB of RAM, 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, 4GB storage with expansion available via micro SD support up to 32GB.

It’s truly a strange amalgamation – Nokia, owned by Microsoft, offering its tech running the rival company’s software disguised as its own. After breaking cover we’ll likely hear more about hybrid handset known as Nokia Normandy at the Mobile World Congress which runs from February 24th – 27th in Barcelona.

***UPDATE***

Another leak has sprung as @Evleaks has once again uncovered and confirmed some of the leaked specifications for the Nokia Normandy handset. The Twitter tipster states that it will sport a dual-core 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 4-inch 800 x 480 display and 512MB of RAM. Additionally, the source adds that 4GB of internal storage will be available with a micro SD card slot for expansion, plus a 5-megapixel rear camera and a 1,500 mAh battery.

Finally, the handset will be available in single and dual SIM versions with the outer shell available in six colours, Lumia style.

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