Nokia Glory shows up in China as the Lumia 510, sports 4-inch screen and Windows Phone 7.x

A few weeks ago word got out about Nokia’s supposedly upcoming successor to the Lumia 610 – which is currently the lowest-end smartphone in the Finnish company’s portfolio. The Nokia Glory, for that’s what it’s been codenamed, would come with a bigger, 4-inch screen, the rumor said. And back then we assumed it would be sold as the Lumia 620.

Not so. The Glory is in fact the Lumia 510, which got pictured for the first time today thanks to the Chinese phone certification authority’s website. According to one Baidu user, the Lumia 510 should come with a 4-inch 480×800 touchscreen, an 800 MHz processor, 256 MB of RAM, and a 5 MP rear camera.

The Lumia 510 may launch running Windows Phone 7.5, but will get updated to Windows Phone 7.8 soon after that. WP 7.8 will be the version that all 7.x devices will be stuck on forever, since Microsoft decided to deny them updates to the new WP8. However, WP 7.8 will bring with it some of the new things that can be found in WP8, so that people don’t feel completely left out. Additionally, we’ve heard that this OS version may stick around for many months to come, even powering new hardware – but, predictably, just low-end handsets.

The Nokia Lumia 510 certainly is one of those, and with such specs its price will be one of its most important features. If it will be low enough, this device may be pretty successful.


Author: Vlad Bobleanta

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