Nokia Lumia 510 leaked earlier this month in China and is expected to go official on October 23. Although we expected it to be launched in China, it appears that the Lumia 510 will be available in multiple emerging markets.The folks over at UnleashThePhones have just learned that Nokia Lumia 510 is expected to be released in India on October 23. Nokia India teased the announcement of its official Facebook account: “610 - 100 = ? Stay tuned. Coming soon.”
Although we don’t have any official word on the phone’s price tag, previous rumors claim the Nokia Lumia 510 will cost only $150 USD (115 EUR) outright, which will make it one of the cheapest Windows Phone handsets available on the market.
The Lumia 510 won’t come with Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 operating system onboard, instead it will run Windows Phone 7.8 platform out of the box.
Given the low hardware configuration of the smartphone, Windows Phone 8 is a no go for Lumia 510. The smartphone is equipped with an 800 MHz single-core processor, which is complemented by 255 MB of RAM.
It will also come with 4GB of internal memory, but not microSD card slot for memory expansion.
That’s probably the biggest problem of Nokia’s Lumia 510. Still, the phone’s specs sheet has yet to be confirmed by Nokia, which means the final product might embed microSD card slot after all.
Furthermore, Nokia Lumia 510 sports a 4.0-inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen display, along with a 5-megapixel photo snapper on back.
According to the latest hearsay, the phone is about to make its debut in India in just a few days and by the end of the year in China. Unfortunately, the rest of the world is expected to get the Nokia Lumia 510 next year, probably sometime in Q1. Stay tuned for more updates on the matter.