Windows Phone 8-powered Nokia Lumia 620 officially launched
Nokia has just confirmed the Windows Phone 8-powered Nokia Lumia 620 — a mid-range device that sits just below its flagship Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 devices
The Nokia Lumia 620 is officially here, joining the Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 as the company’s third Windows Phone 8-powered device.
Featuring a 3.8-inch WVGA 800x480 pixel display, the Lumia 620 is a much more pocketable handset than its larger-screened brethren. It does feature Nokia’s ClearBlack display technology, however, and two cameras: a 5-megapixel rear and VGA front-facing setup for Skype.
The Nokia Lumia 620 uses a new dual-shot colour technique to deliver a variety of striking colour and texture effects, says Nokia.
Dual-shot adds a second layer of coloured, transparent or translucent polycarbonate on top of a base layer to produce secondary colour blends and depth effects. The Lumia 620 will support seven exchangeable shells of varying colour.
‘With seven different exchangeable shells to choose from, people can adapt the look of their Nokia Lumia 620 to their own personal taste and style,’ added Nokia.
Powered by a 1GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, 512MB of RAM, and shipping with 8GB of mass memory, the Lumia 620 also supports SD cards up to 64GB – a first for Nokia’s Lumia range.
Users opting for the Lumia 620 will also get 7GB of free SkyDrive storage.
The Nokia Lumia 620 will be in January 2013, with prices starting at $249, according to Nokia. At current exchange rates the Nokia Lumia 620 would retail for around £154 in the UK, making it the cheapest Windows Phone 8 handset on the market by a country mile.