MWC 2013: Nokia’s Affordable Windows Phone 8 Lumia 520 Now Official

The most affordable device in Nokia’s WP8 Lumia series

Just as previously rumored, Nokia unveiled today at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona a new cheap Windows Phone 8 device in the form of Nokia Lumia 520, which complements the Lumia 720 in expanding Nokia’s Lumia lineup.

The new Lumia 520 is meant to prove that even affordable devices can provide users with appealing performance capabilities, which should result in a great experience while on the go.

The new handset was made official with a 4-inch IPS LCD WVGA (800 x 480 pixels) display, as well as with a 1 GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor inside, complemented by 512 MB of RAM.

Furthermore, the handset sports 8GB of internal memory, a microSD memory card slot with support for microSD memory cards, and a 1,430 mAh battery packed inside.

On the back, the new smartphone features a 5-megapixel photo snapper with HD 720p 30fps video recording capabilities.

Lumia 520 will arrive on shelves with 3G HSPA+ (21Mbps) connectivity, WLAN IEEE802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, Integrated A-GPS, Micro USB, and a body that measures 119.9 x 64 x 9.9 mm and weighs 124 grams.

The phone’s camera will provide users with support for Nokia camera lenses such as Cinemagraph and Smart Shoot, the same as the Lumia 920 does, Nokia announced. Nokia Music, the company’s music streaming service, will also be available on the handset.

Furthermore, it sports the same super sensitive touch technology that was announced for Lumia 920 and Lumia 820, so that users could tap and scroll on the touchscreen even when wearing gloves.

“It comes in yellow, red, cyan, white and black, and if you can’t decide which you want, the shells are exchangeable so you can change to a new color whenever you fancy,” a recent post on Nokia Conversations reads.

The Nokia Lumia 520 will be launched in the first quarter of the year with a price tag of €139 ($183) before taxes and subsidies. Hong Kong and Vietnam will receive it first, but it will also reach other markets in Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America soon after.


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