Nokia at times really amazes us. The dedication with which the company has worked during its transition to Windows Phone is truly remarkable. Continuing on that path the company has launched the Lumia 520, the most affordable WP8 handset yet. For a price of just $180, the Lumia 520 offers some solid specs.
The Lumia 520 will come with a 4 inch WVGA IPS LCD display supporting super sensitive touch for glove use. It will feature a 1 GHz dual core CPU from Qualcomm paired with 512MB RAM. The phone will feature a 1430 mAh battery that is larger than the 1300 mAh battery found in the Lumia 620. Measuring a sleek 119.9 x 64 x 9.9mm, the phone weighs 124 grams and supports a host of other features including 8GB inbuilt storage, microSD slot, a 5 megapixel rear camera along with WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0 and Integrated aGPS. It gives up on flash and front facing camera however to keep the price low. Still we can say it’s a lot better than the previous gen’s Lumia 510.
The 520 will come in five color options: cyan, yellow, red, black and white and will be available for around $180. It will start shipping to China later this quarter followed by other parts of Asia, Europe, Latin America and T-mobile in the US. We just hope that Nokia doesn’t delay this as much as the Lumia 620.
Nokia Lumia 520 key specifications:
- 4.0-inch WVGA IPS LCD display with super sensitive touch
- 1GHz dual-core Snapdragon CPU
- 5MP rear camera, 30fps 720p video recording
- 119.9 x 64 x 9.9mm, 124g
- 512MB RAM
- 8GB onboard storage, microSD up to 64GB
- 1,430mAh battery
- WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0, Integrated aGPS, 3G