The Lumia 525 from Nokia may build off of the already massively successful Lumia 520. The key difference? It has that 1 GB of RAM. While 512 MB RAM devices have been doing very well for Windows Phone, that limitation on system memory prevents the handset from getting the latest and greatest in apps and games. It’s true that almost every app or game that can’t run on 512 MB of RAM eventually gets updated to do so, but if you want say Temple Run 2 or Subway Surfers right now, you need a high end Windows Phone.
Luckily the Lumia 525 keeps the price low but tweaks the memory. It’s really the best of both worlds, so it’s great to see it priced at $148 (¥899) in China, where it’s evidently available now for purchase.
Available in white, orange or black, the low-cost handset can be bought through the popular retailer JD.com off contract or with a carrier SIM (same price).
Coming with a 4” IPS LCD display, 1 GB of RAM and a dual-core 1 GHz Snapdragon CPU, the Lumia 525 should be a huge hit for Nokia. Though the device only has 8 GB of internal memory, the available expansion slot for a micro SD should make things easier for music, videos and photo storage.
Unfortunately, there’s no word on the Lumia 525 coming to the States or the UK any time soon, but we didn’t see the Lumia 520 here for a while either, until AT&T picked it up and it went bonkers. It’s still early for this device as we haven’t even seen it show up on resellers like eBay or Amazon just yet. It should be fascinating to see where this device goes in early 2014.
Source: JD.com; Thanks, hengxiang32401, for the tip!