This would be the cheapest Windows Phone 8 handset
Nokia has already started the global rollout of the Lumia 620, its cheapest Windows Phone 8 handset. The phone is now available for purchase in several countries, including China, Hong Kong, Russia and Thailand.Multiple carriers confirmed that the smartphone would hit shelves in the following weeks, Windows Phone enthusiasts should check with their operators for more details on the exact release date of the Lumia 620.
However, there’s one specific Canadian carrier that has been recently confirmed to offer the Lumia 620 to its customers, Rogers.
According to MobileSyrup, Rogers will release the Nokia Lumia 620 sometime in March for a suggested retail price of $300/€225 outright.
Rogers was the first carrier in the country to launch the budget-friendly Lumia 710, which is why the Finnish company decided to offer the same operator the opportunity to release another affordable Windows Phone device, the Lumia 620.
As we mentioned earlier, Nokia Lumia 620 is the cheapest smartphone powered by Microsoft’s latest Windows Phone 8 platform.
The device comes with a pretty decent 3.8-inch ClearBlack capacitive touchscreen display that supports 480 x 800 pixels resolution. It also sports a 5-megapixel rear camera with autofocus, LED flash and HD (720p) video recording.
Hardware-wise, the Lumia 620 looks like a mid-range handset. It comes equipped with a 1 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, an Adreno 305 graphics processing unit and 512MB of RAM.
On the inside, the handset packs 8GB of internal memory, which can be further expanded up to 64GB via microSD memory card. An additional 7GB of free cloud storage is available as well via SkyDrive.
Last but not least, Nokia Lumia 620 offers pretty neat connectivity features, including HSDPA (21 Mbps) and HSUPA (5.76Mbps), dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0 and microUSB.
It is also worth mentioning that the phone is powered by a 1300 mAh Li-Ion battery, which should provide up to 330 hours of standby time or up to 15 hours of talk time (10 hours in 3G mode).