Nokia Lumia 720 And Lumia 520 Announced – Mid And Low-end Windows Phones

Nokia’s hitting lower price points with its two new Lumia devices, announced just a while back at its MWC 2013 event. The Finns announced the Lumia 720 and Lumia 520, fitting in the mid-range and low-range slots, respectively. They both come with Windows Phone 8 out of the box, and resemble the Lumia 820 a lot.

Lumia 720

Nokia Lumia 720

The better among the two, the Lumia 720, comes with a 4.3″ WVGA display, with super sensitive touchscreen so you can use the device with your gloves on. We’ve seen this on the other two Lumia devices, the Lumia 920 and 820.

  • Windows Phone 8
  • 4.3″ IPS LCD display with ClearBlack technology, super sensitive, WVGA resolution (800×480)
  • 1 GHz dual core Snapdragon S4 processor (MSM8227 and Adreno 305)
  • 6.7 MP main camera, LED flash, 720p aka HD recording at 30 FPS; front facing wide-angle 1.3 MP camera
  • 512 MB RAM, 8 GB internal memory, expandable with a microSD card up to 64 GB
  • NFC, Bluetooth, Wireless charging, Wi-Fi b/g/n
  • 2000 mAh battery

Lumia 520

Nokia Lumia 520

This device is supposedly aimed at the lower end, what with the early estimated price being 139 Euros. It comes with a 4.0″ WVGA res LCD display, also with super-sensitive touch support like other devices.

  • Windows Phone 8
  • 4.0″ LCD display, super sensitive, WVGA resolution (800×480)
  • 1 GHz dual core Snapdragon S4 processor  (MSM8227 and Adreno 305)
  • 5 MP main camera, 720p aka HD recording at 30 FPS
  • 512 MB RAM, 8 GB internal memory, expandable with a microSD card up to 64 GB
  • Bluetooth, Wi-Fi b/g/n
  • 1430 mAh battery

The Lumia 720 looks very competitive in the mid-range, what with it having the specs and good looks at the same time. What’s encouraging is Nokia’s plans to bring it to the market in Q1 this year, ditto for the Lumia 520, except it will have a tiered roll-out, with some parts getting it in Q2. That is March, at maximum. The Lumia 720′s price before taxes is knocking on 249 Euros, and the Lumia 520 at 139 Euros. That’s competitive.

On the services front, Nokia announced its switch from Nokia Maps branding to HERE. and they will be bringing this Here suite of applications to non-Lumia Windows Phones and the new Firefox OS for phones. Interesting strategy, but the former could be a part of the agreement between Nokia and Microsoft.

While the new devices are rolled out, watch the videos in the meantime.

via Nokia