Nokia X was recently launched in India and comes preloaded with WhatsApp competitor WeChat messaging app.
Nokia X in India will carry all of WeChat’s features including “People Nearby,” “Shake” and “Draft Bottle,” and free stickers.
“We are thrilled to bring WeChat to the Nokia X smartphone family”, said Bryan Biniak, Global Vice President and General Manager, Developer Experience, Nokia.
“We continually aim to bring people the best smartphone experience with our innovative hardware and software, and WeChat is a perfect addition to help people stay connected and share more joy with friends.”
According to GlobalWebIndex’s Q4 2013 report, WeChat is said to be the fastest growing social media platform registering a 379 percent increase in user during period between Q2 and Q4 2013.
Currently the app is only available on Nokia X, but it is said that WeChat will also be made available on Nokia X+ as well as Nokia XL slated for a Q2 2014 launch in the country.