Nokia has announced two new variants in its Lumia series and two affordable phones designed for internet-savvy and for beginners. The announcement was made during the World Mobile Congress in Barcelona, Spain.
Nokia summarizes in bullets what they have brought to the WMC 2013:
Both the Lumia 720 and Lumia 520 are Windows 8 phones with 1GHz Dual-Core Snapdragon processor. Both phone’s memories are expandable up to 64GB, the biggest memory support for any phones today. The Lumia 720 being higher in specs than the Lumia 520 shall be sold starting from €249 (P13,238.62) before taxes and subsidies. It will soon begin selling in Hong Kong, Vietnam and Singapore in Q1 2013 before rolling out in China as well as Europe, Asia, Africa and India.
The Lumia 520 is priced much lower at €139 (P7,390.24) before taxes and subsidies. Shipping shall start in March with Hong Kong and Vietnam as its first destinations, but it will quickly spread to more markets around Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America.
|Nokia Lumia 720||Nokia Lumia 520|
|Operating system||Windows Phone 8||Windows Phone 8|
|HERE maps and location experiences||Free global HERE Maps, free regional HERE Drive, and free HERE Transit (data charges may apply)||Free* global HERE Maps, free regional HERE Drive, and free HERE Transit (data charges may apply)|
|Display||4.3” ClearBlack WVGA LCD, 2.25 D Gorilla Glass 2.0, Super Sensitive Touchfor nail and glove use||4”IPS LCD WVGA (800 x 480 pixels) 16M colors, Super sensitive touch for nail and glove use|
|Battery||2000 mAh battery + Optional Nokia Wireless Charging Cover Accessory||1430 mAh|
|Processor||1.0 GHz Dual-core Snapdragon S4||1 GHz Dual Core Snapdragon™|
|Cameras||Back: 6.7 MPIX, BSI, F1.9, Auto-Focus, Carl Zeiss, LED flash, HD 720p @ at 30 fps
Front: Skype HD wide angle (1.3Mpix)
|5 MP autofocus
video recording HD 720p 30fps
|Memory||512 MB RAM
8GB mass memory
Support for micro SD cards up to 64GB
7GB free SkyDrive storage
|512 MB RAM; 8GB mass memory; Support for micro SD cards up to 64GB;7GB free SkyDrive storage|
AFFORDABLE NOKIA PHONES
Speaking of affordability, Nokia updated its line of featured phones with the entry of Nokia 301 and Nokia 105. Its most affordable email and internet access phone and most affordable phone to date respectively. The Nokia 301 shall be available starting in Q2 in more than 120 countries in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, India, Middle East and Latin America. Suggested pricing is 65 Euro (P3,455.87) before taxes and subsidies. While the Nokia 105 is available for a suggested price of 15 Euro (P797.51) before taxes and subsidies. It will start rolling out in Q1 in China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Nigeria, Russia, Vietnam and other markets in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Middle East.
|Nokia 301||Nokia 105|
|Type||Feature Phone||Beginners Phone|
|Built||Classic Candy bar, elegant design, bold color palette||FM radio, speaking clock, flashlight, dust-and-splash-proof keymat|
|Display||2.4 inches||Bright color screen|
|Cameras||3.2MP smart camera: panorama, sequential shots, self-portrait, 5-in-1 camera applet||n/a|
|Home Screen buttons||YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp* and eBuddy||Clear menus|
||Standby time: 35 daysTalk timeL 12.5 hours|
|Variants||cyan, yellow, magenta, black and white||Cyan, Black|