Nokia has extended its range of Lumia devices with two new mid-range smartphones, the Nokia Lumia 720 and Nokia Lumia 520 at MWC 2013. Both the devices run Windows Phone 8 OS and come with a fairly low prices.
Stephen Elop, President and Chief Executive Officer of Nokia said during the launch event
“The momentum behind Nokia is gathering pace. The launches today reflect our commitment to broadening our devices and services portfolio to meet the demands of people and businesses around the globe”
Nokia Lumia 720
The Nokia Lumia 720 comes with a 4.3-inch WVGA (800 x 480) LCD with super Sensitive Touch which allows users to use the phone even with nail and gloves on, a dual-core Snapdragon S4 1.0 GHz processor with 512 MB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage that can be expandable up to 64 GB via microSD card.
The Lumia 720 delivers a high quality 6.7-megapixel rear camera experience with Carl Zeiss lens which is capable of video recording at 720p along with a 1.3-megapixel front camera.
In terms of the operating system, Nokia Lumia 720 incorporates Windows Phone 8 OS despite not being a high-end device, which aims to improve the user experience by providing all the features of the operating system.
The Nokia Lumia 720 will be available in five different colors with a starting price of €249 (around $330). Nokia will begin shipping in Hong Kong, Vietnam and Singapore in the first quarter of 2013, and will continue in the second quarter in more markets, including China as well as in key countries in Europe, Asia, and Africa. Probably, it is most likely to miss the U.S. market due to lack of LTE.
Nokia Lumia 520
The Nokia Lumia 520 is the most affordable Nokia smartphone with Windows Phone 8. It sports a 4-inch IPC LCD with WVGA (800×480) resolution, 1 GHz dual-core processor with 512 MB of RAM, a 5-megapixel camera on the back, capable of capturing 720p videos.
Nokia Lumia 520 is available in yellow, red, cyan, white, and black with changeable shells. It will also hit the shelves this Q2 for a starting price of $183 in Europe and Asia including China, India, Latin America and Africa.