At the ongoing Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, Nokia took the center stage by announcing two new Windows Phone devices. These are the Nokia Lumia 720 and Nokia Lumia 520.
While both are pretty capable Windows Phone devices, the Nokia Lumia 520 comes a bit cheaper than the Lumia 720. Obviously, Nokia is aiming to bring more Windows Phone devices with the Nokia branding into the hands of the budget-conscious mobile phone consumer.
With that being said, let’s take a closer look at what these two new handsets have to offer. Scheduled for release in Hong Kong, Vietnam and Singapore sometime in Q1 2013, the Nokia Lumia 720 boasts of a high-end camera performance courtesy of its large f/1.9 aperture and Carl Zeiss optics, which according to Nokia is capable of delivering bright, clear pictures day and night.
It also has a HD-quality, wide-angle front-facing camera which video calling as well as taking pictures of yourself and your friends more enjoyable. The Nokia Lumia 720 will be available in five colors and will retail for around EUR 249.
On the technical side, here are what the Nokia Lumia 720 offers:
- GSM/EDGE, WCDMA, HSPA+
- Windows Phone 8, GDR1
- MSM8227, 1.0GHz processor
- 512 MB RAM
- 8GB microSD card slot
- 4.3-inch ClearBlack WVGA LCD
- 6.7MP BSI, auto-focus Carl Zeiss camera, with LED flash
- 1.3MP front-facing camera HD wide angle
- NFC, WLAN, Acceleromete, Bluetooth 3.0
- 2000 mAh battery + Wireless Charging Cover Accessory
The Nokia Lumia 520 on the other hand is the more affordable handset of the two. It has the same digital camera lenses used in the Nokia Lumia 920 and features Nokia Music, HERE location suite, 4-inch super sensitive touchscreen and other technical specs as follow:
- WCDMA, 3G HSPA+
- 512MB RAM
- 8GB Mass Memory
- microSD card slot
- 4-inch IPS LCD WVGA display
- 1GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor
- 5MP camera with autofocus and video recording HD 720p at 30fps
- WLAN, Bluetooth 3.0, Integrated A-GPS, USB 2.0
- 1430 mAh battery
The Nokia Lumia 520 will be available in five colors and will retail for around EUR 139. It is scheduled for release in Q1 2013 in Hong Kong and Vietnam to be followed by other market sin Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa. Nokia is also planning to make this device available in the US through T-Mobile.