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Latest leaked render of the Nokia Normandy reveals a Metro UI start screen

Another render of the Nokia Normandy is leaked on the internet, and this time around, reveals a Metro UI start screen and six color combinations.

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It not yet clear whether Nokia actually intends to launch the Normandy, but the latest leaked render shows that the manufacturer has borrowed a lot of UI elements from Windows Phone.

The Normandy device is said to use a forked version of Android, meaning that it would not come with Google’s Play services, but Nokia’s own digital store for content. Using a forked version gives a manufacturer more freedom in customizing the user interface, and it looks like Nokia has done just that.

The leaked image shows a Metro-esque start screen that is usually found on Windows Phone. And the similarities do not end there. Earlier screenshots of the UI showcased a design style that looked like a mix of Windows Phone and Asha.

From a set of leaked benchmarks, we know that the Nokia Normandy will be a low-end device that will be offered in the same segment as the Lumia 525. The Lumia 525 is priced at around $150, so it is likely that the Nokia Normandy would cost about the same, should Nokia actually release it. In terms of hardware, the device is said to feature a 4-inch FWVGA screen, Qualcomm Snapdragon 200, 5MP camera and Android 4.4 KitKat. The device also has dual-SIM connectivity, a feature that is seen on nine out of ten budget Android devices that are sold in emerging countries.

Source: Twitter (@evleaksES)

Harish Jonnalagadda
Harish Jonnalagadda is an avid reader of science-fiction novels. A long-time Arsenal fan, his other interests include gaming, basketball and making music. He also likes tinkering with hardware in his free time.

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