The Nokia Normandy may well be dead, but its presence is still lurking around in the rumor mill. Recently, we’ve seen leaked press images of the handset running a highly customized version of Android and it also made an appearance in the AnTuTu benchmark suite under the Nokia A110 branding. The latest leak, on the other hand, is a picture of what’s said to be the engineering prototype of the smartphone.
As you’re probably aware, the handset looks a lot like an Asha phone (see the image below). So it’s hard to tell if the leaked image is of the Normany or not, considering that the screen only shows the Nokia logo and not the Android UI that was leaked earlier. Also, the device is fitted into a protective case, hiding most of its form factor.
Twitter user @seamissu shared the image of the phone which was originally posted on Weibo, a Chinese social networking website like Twitter. Now these leaks may suggest that the device could still be in development, but they contradicts a previous report which states that Nokia has dropped Android development to focus on warbles and other technologies.
Additionally, the possibility of the company launching the Normandy smartphone anytime soon is highly unlikely since it has sold its entire devices business to Microsoft and isn’t allowed to utilize its brand on mobile devices for a period of 30 months. Well, anything is possible, but just don’t get your hopes up about Normandy.
Here are the leaked specifications of the handset:
– Forked version of Android 4.4.1 KitKat
– 1.2GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor
– Dual SIM support
– 854 x 480p display
– 5MP rear camera