New render of tomorrow’s Nokia Lumia 625 shows rainbow of colors, curved glass
Now that we know Nokia is going to be revealing their latest entry-level challenger, the Lumia 625, tomorrow in London and we know the specs, we just need to see it more in all of its bright glory.
The Twitter leaker @evleaks has just posted this press render of the soon-to-be announced Lumia 625, showing it off in its various colors including red, yellow, white, black and a super bright green.
The 4.7” WVGA device brings some premium features to the otherwise low-end hardware, including a 1.2GHz dual-core CPU, Gorilla Glass 2, 2.25 D curved glass (same as on the Lumia 920) and 8GB of internal memory (with expandable storage).
The phone is meant for prepaid plans and emerging markets, who want a smartphone that looks great, has a large display but also maintains a low price point.
Stay tuned to Windows Phone Central as we’ll have more on the Lumia 625 early tomorrow during the press event.
Update: a 2nd render has now been published, which is the lead image in this post.
Update 2: A third image has also been added. It's the very last one in the post.
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GoPro -> Just installed on my Lumia 720 (512MB)
There were better ways of putting that idea across :|
I think the lower hand should have a smaller screen. Helps on battery too.
Wasn't talking about the size of the device. SCREEN size. Not everyone has giant hands that can reach the upper right or left corners of the screen with one handed use. 4.5" is already pushing it for a lot of people. Got it? Have a nice day.
The polycarbonate + round sides limit the space you can use for components.
The S4 is flat on the top from edge to edge, giving it more space for a bigger screen, and also the reason why its so damn ugly with one of the shittiest camera on market for its class.
The curved glass is also another 0.5mm thickness Nokia sacrificed for better design and feel on hand. That screen is as big as it gets on this design in ratio (N9-920).
Talk about brains. Get your facts straight before you unnecessarily step on others like a clown.
A lot of WP apps are poorly designed (they don't make optimum use of the screen) so every ." helps.
They have to balance cutting down the competition with phones priced in reality while not cannibalizing their own high profit models.
And maybe when Blue comes out we will see the 520, 620 and 720 sucessors. And I like this way. :)
Curved Screen or flat screen
AMOLED or LCD
GLOSSY polycarbonate or matte
dual polycarbonate or aluminum
shit camera or good
There doesn't seem to be no rhyme or reason for the choices made. Like I get why this has the dual color type polycarbonate being the 6xx series and why it has a shit camera. But how did they choose curved screen. What's their rationale? And you would think ttheir first >4.5" phone would be high end, not low. I have faith they use stats and have specifics for their choosings, but it seems so random lol
Meanwhile, in the low end market, there's plenty of space :)
looking forward for hands-on video
Also, I do not believe that PPI of 200 is low for a low-end device. Most of its buyers will be upgrading from something inferior to it, so they will, without doubt, appreciate it.
Lumia 625 will be equally successful in the US and around the globe if Nokia/Microsoft target right customer base. Pre-paid market is growing and it has quite bright future. The features that will attract buyers are: offline GPS, free Nokia music, expandable storage, exchangeable battery. Everyone doesn't buy a smartphone to play video games or shoot great pictures. For most people a decent camera does the job. Most tech media doesn't get mid-low end market and I don't get media. That's my two cents.
I want this over my 520, even though the PPI isn't going to be the best.
Edit: yes it does , luckily I have a Lumia 920 along with my Lumia 720)