Four New Phones from Nokia

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:

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Nokia Lumia 720


Nokia Lumia 520

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



Nokia 301


Nokia 105

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
Connectivity HSDPA, Bluetooth-Slam n/a
Browser Nokia XpressBrowser n/a
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
  • Single SIM standby time: up to 39 days
  • Dual SIM standby time: up to 34 days
  • Talk time:up to 20 hours
Standby time: 35 daysTalk timeL 12.5 hours
Variants cyan, yellow, magenta, black and white Cyan, Black

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