With only a few weeks left until the latest Windows Phone 8 devices go live, current Nokia Lumia owners are anxiously waiting for their Windows Phone 7.8 updates.
However, until Nokia and Microsoft push through this update aimed at Lumia smartphones that are now powered by Windows Phone 7.5 Mango, there’s another device that has just popped up online.
Dubbed Lumia 510, the smartphone was spotted in China about two weeks ago
, along with pictures and specs.
Today, the folks over at GSMArena
got a live picture of the so-called Nokia Lumia 510, along with the confirmation of its specs sheet and pricing options.
The source of the leaked picture claims Lumia 510 will be available for purchase for a suggested retail price of $150 USD and it will be aimed at budget-friendly market.
This means that there’s no way the phone will be able to run the upcoming Windows Phone 8 operating system, which has also been confirmed by GSMArena
Apparently, the Lumia 510 will be launched with either Windows Phone 7.5 or 7.8 onboard. If the phone will be shipped with WP7.5, it’s likely that it will receive an update to 7.8 soon after launch.
When it comes to hardware, the Lumia 510 is far from being impressive. The phone has been confirmed to be equipped with an 800 MHz Qualcomm Scorpion processor and only 256MB of RAM, just like the Lumia 610
In addition, the smartphone will sport a 4.0-inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen display, as well as a 5-megapixel rear photo snapper.
On the inside, Nokia Lumia 510 is said to embed 4GB of internal memory, which might be one of the phone’s main downsides given the fact that it won’t come with microSD card slot.
Rumor has it that Lumia 510 will be launched in China in time for the holidays, while the rest of the world will get in in early 2013. Stay tuned for more updates on the matter.