The Lumia 526 is a TD-SCDMA variant of the widely popular Lumia 525

Nokia has seen its Lumia 525 take off with great success around the world as a quality handset at a budget-friendly price. With that in mind, Chinese carrier China Mobile has decided to offer a TD-SCDMA variant of the phone, dubbed the Lumia 526, which is available now from online retailer They have the new Lumia 526 for ¥899.00 ($149.00), available in black, white, yellow and orange. has the Lumia 526 for ¥899.00

The Lumia 526 is modeled after the Lumia 520 and has similar specs, though it sports double the RAM of its predecessor, at a full 1GB. Other specs on this Windows Phone 8 device include a 4-inch IPS LCD WVGA (800 x 480 pixels) display, 8GB storage (upgradable via MicroSD), 5 mega-pixel camera and 1430 mAh battery.

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According to the source article, the Lumia 526 also comes with 7GB of free SkyDrive storage and a Nokia BH-121 Bluetooth Stereo Headphone.

China is a huge emerging smartphone market and the Lumia 526 make both Microsoft and China Mobile strong contenders in that market.

Source: TechieRevive; Thanks for the tip, MDIP!