Today, Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia made official its third smartphone in the Windows Phone 8-based Lumia range, namely the Nokia Lumia 620.The new device is the most affordable handset in the Windows Phone 8 series from the company, and is expected to become available for purchase in the first quarter of the next year, with a price tag of $249 (€190) attached to it, before taxes and subsidies.
The smartphone was unveiled as offering a compact design, with a 3.8-inch TFT WVGA 800×480, ClearBlack touchscreen display on the front, but still capable of offering appealing performance capabilities.
Lumia 620 will hit shelves with a 1 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor packed inside, as well as with 512MB of RAM.
Furthermore, it will sport 8GB of internal memory, along with a microSD memory card slot to provide users with the possibility to expand it.
“Compact and fun, it takes advantage of a new ‘dual-shot’ technique to create a variety of interesting new colors and textures,” a recent post on Nokia Conversations reads.
“Dual Shot involves casting two layers of polycarbonate, a single base layer and a second color, in a transparent or translucent layer, to produce depth effects and secondary color blends. For example, yellow and cyan are combined to produce an exciting new lime green, our own favorite.”
The specifications list of the new mobile phone also includes a 5-megapixel photo snapper on the back, with LED flash and HD video recording, complemented by a front camera for making video calls.
The smartphone also packs Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, NFC, GPS/A-GPS, Glonass, micro-USB, and a battery that can deliver up to 14.6 hours of talk time or up to 330 hours of standby time.
The smartphone also comes with support for exchangeable shells, which enables users to change the color of their device as often as they like.
Nokia also packed Lumia 620 with its HERE mapping experience, which includes Nokia Maps, Nokia Drive and Nokia City Lens, as well as with exclusive Nokia camera lenses, such as Cinemagraph and Smart Shoot.
“Of course, with the emphasis on a younger audience, it also has Nokia Music, providing free streaming of ad-free tracks with no subscription or registration required and the ability to download playlists to listen offline.”