While you may want high-end phone, that doesn’t mean there isn’t a market for entry-level phones. Nokia has just announced such a phone, their cheapest Lumia yet, the Lumia 520. The phone will be running Windows Phone 8 and put up a fight against cheaper Android devices.
While on the low-end, this phone is still packing some impressive internals for its price point. Inside you get a 1GHz Dua Core Snapdragon processor, 512 MB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage (expandable with microSD card up to 64GB), a 1430mAh battery. The display is a 4 inch IPS LCD running 800x480 pixels, you’ll also find the glass hardened, and with super sensitive touch capabilities (you can use your fingernails or gloves). When taking cimegraphs with your new Lumia 520 you’ll be using a 5 MP camera with autofocus, capable of recording 720p HD video at 30fps. All this in a package that is 119.9 x 64 x 9.9 mm that weights 124 grams.
The Lumia 510 will go for a crazy low price of $183 (139 euros), by far the cheapest Lumia that Nokia has made yet. A device like this can absolutely gobble up market share in emerging markets. Speaking of markets, the device will be available this quarter to Hong Kong and Singapore. Then during Q2 it will head to the UK and other European markets, T-Mobile here in the USA, Latin and South America, and then countries on the African continent.
Stick around, Dan and Jay will get some hands on of the Lumia 520 shortly at Mobile World Congress.