File picture shows a man walking past a Nokia logo during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona February 28, 2012.
File picture shows a man walking past a Nokia logo during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona February 28, 2012. Nokia gave an upbeat forecast for its telecom equipment unit Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN), giving hope for a pickup in what will be the Finnish company's main business after the sale of its phones division to Microsoft. Shares in Nokia rose 6 percent after the company forecast NSN's profit margin would improve in the fourth quarter to around 12 percent, plus or minus 4 percentage points, from 8.4 percent in the third quarter. Picture taken February 28, 2012. REUTERS/Albert Gea/FilesREUTERS

Nokia's first Android smartphone, Normandy has become a regular feature in the tech world, with its specifications and purported images being leaked out periodically.

The latest leak comes from a Chinese Twitter user named @seamissu, who has posted the alleged 'engineering prototype' of Nokia's much rumoured Normandy smartphone. However, the leaked image does not flaunt any features of the upcoming Android smartphone.

The image of Nokia prototype phone which appeared with the tweet "The engineering prototype of Nokia Normandy." showed the Nokia branding on the screen and also the back button below the display. The phone resembled the design pattern of Nokia's low-budget Asha series. Unfortunately, the tipster did not throw light on any other details of the purported handset.

However, rumours are rife that Nokia's Android smartphone dream is likely to come true in near future. Although the previous reports had dismissed the arrival of the Normandy smartphone, the buzz started again when serial leakster @evleaks posted an image showing Nokia's alleged first Android smartphone in Black, Cyan, Mint Green, Red, Yellow and White colours.

Last week, Chinese microblogging website Weibo retrieved the specifications of a mysterious smartphone, codenamed Nokia RM-980 A110, which is believed to be Normandy from the benchmark website Antutu.

According to the report, Nokia RM-980 A110 (aka Normandy) will boast of a 4-inch FWVGA display with 480 x 854 resolution and run on Android 4.4.1 KitKat OS. The smartphone will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset and host a 5 megapixel rear camera.

It is also being said that Normandy is a dual SIM handset and will come with lock-screen notifications, Viber and Skype apps. The handset is expected to debut at Mobile World Congress (MWC ) 2014 in Barcelona, which is scheduled for February.

Quick Links