Unlocked Lumia 720 and Lumia 520 Expected in the UK on April 1

Both running under Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 platform

Nokia’s latest Windows Phone 8-based smartphones, namely the Lumia 520 and the Lumia 720, are expected to become available for purchase in the UK on April 1, unlocked and SIM-free.

Both devices were made official at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain and are meant to provide users with an appealing mobile experience at reduced price tags.

The unlocked Nokia Lumia 720, for example, is expected to land on shelves in the UK at £299.99 ($454 / €348), VAT included, online retailer Clove notes on its website.

The handset is expected to hit shelves dressed up in Black, but it might also become available in other colors, just as Nokia announced for it on Monday.

For those out of the loop, we should note that Nokia unveiled the smartphone with a 4.3-inch touchscreen display on the front, a 1GHz dual-core processor inside, and 512MB of RAM.

The handset also sports 8GB of internal memory, along with a microSD memory card slot with support for up to 64GB of additional storage space, a 2000 mAh battery, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS receiver, and the like.

On the back, it features a 6.7-megapixel photo snapper with LED flash, auto focus, video recording and many of the Lumia 920’s features. It was also designed with a front camera for video chatting.

The Nokia Lumia 520, on the other hand, unveiled as the cheapest Windows Phone 8-powered Lumia to date, should land in the UK at £169.99 ($258 / €197) unlocked (VAT included), in both Black and White flavors, Clove UK says.

The smartphone features a 4-inch WVGA (800 x 480) touchscreen display, a 1GHz dual-core processor inside, 512 MB of RAM, 8GB of internal memory, and a microSD memory card slot to expand it.

Furthermore, it comes with a 5-megapixel photo snapper on the back, a 1430 mAh battery, and support for various Nokia services and applications that will, in fact, come preloaded on it.


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