Logic tells us Microsoft would never let Nokia unleash an Android smartphone from right under its nose just as the final details of the multi-billion dollar buyout are being finalised.
Yet persistent rumours keep popping up suggesting the opposite: compulsive leakster @evleaks has weighed in to suggest the Nokia Normandy will go on sale as the Nokia X, and now a bunch of specs have turned up on a Vietnamese retailer's site.
The @evleaks claim popped up a few days back, and doesn't waste any words in stating simply “Project Normandy = Nokia X”. That seems a bit odd to us considering there's already a Moto X on the scene, but hey, that's not for us to decide.
As for the supposed specs, Vietnamese retailer The Gioididong.com has revealed all on a Nokia Normandy product page, though quite where it's getting its info from isn't clear.
However, if it is accurate the Normandy is about as far away from high end as you can get these days: the 4in display offers a resolution of just 854 x 480, while a 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon 200 processor is coupled with 512MB of RAM, 4GB of expandable storage, a 5MP camera and dual-SIM support.
What does seem odd is the claim that the Normandy will give full access to Google Play, since existing rumours have suggested Nokia has gone the forked Android route like Amazon with the Kindle Fire.
Our Vietnamese friends have nothing to say regarding a launch date or price, but those who do believe the Normandy will see the light of day suggest it'll happen at MWC 2014 next month.
Via Phone Arena