"Nokia X will come with data bundles for our customers to access their favorite social sites and chat applications," Airtel Africa chief marketing officer Andre Beyers said in a statement.
Nokia X offers access to Android applications. Nokia X customers will have access to free HERE Maps. The handset has a 4-inch capacitive display, 3 megapixel camera and exchangeable back covers that come in a variety of bold colours. The device has 1 gigahertz dual core processor.

"We are delighted to partner with Airtel to offer the Nokia X smart-phone," Nokia Executive Vice-president for Mobile Phones, Timo Toikkanen said. Nokia launched this handset in India for Rs 8,599 early this month.