If you thought that Lumia 610 is the cheapest Windows Phone handset that Nokia could release on the market, you were seemingly wrong.
Rumor has it that the company is gearing up for the release of even cheaper such smartphones, most probably packed with lower hardware inside.
What allegedly is Nokia’s Lumia 510 smartphone has made an appearance
with a Microsoft’s Window Phone 7.8 operating system on board, destined to storm the market at its entry level.
The smartphone reportedly sports a 4-inch touchscreen display, while featuring an 800MHz MSM7227A processor inside.
The CPU is complemented by 256MB of RAM, which should be enough to run Windows Phone 7.5 and Windows Phone 7.8, although it might cause some issues with certain applications.
notes, it’s rather interesting that Lumia 510 is currently powered by Windows Phone 7.5, though it is said to receive an upgrade to Windows Phone 7.8.
It could be either that the WP7.8 platform upgrade is not yet ready, or that Nokia is planning the release of this smartphone in the near future, before Microsoft has time to deliver the much awaited update.
On the back, the new mobile phone should feature a 5-megapixel photo snapper, though it’s highly unlikely for it to be accompanied by a front camera as well.
When compared to what the Nokia Lumia 920
or Lumia 820 were packed with, the upcoming Lumia 510 does not seem appealing at all, though its price tag might actually offset that.
Microsoft and Nokia have been long saying that Windows Phone devices specifically designed for the low-level of the market will hit shelves soon, and it seems that we’re heading fast to that.
No specific release date for this handset has been unveiled for the time being, but more on it should emerge in the near future, so stay tuned to learn the news.