Nokia Lumia 620 and Lumia 920T Windows Phone 8 handsets announced
Today, as expected, Nokia has unveiled its China-bound Lumia 920T smartphone. Surprisingly, the Finnish company has also announced a brand new smartphone, previously leaked as the Nokia Glory: the Lumia 620.
Unlike the Lumia 610, released in April with Windows Phone 7.5, the Lumia 620 runs Windows Phone 8, and is Nokia’s most affordable WP8 device. Its features include a 3.8 inch TFT WVGA display, HSPA, NFC, Wi-Fi, Nokia Maps, Nokia Drive, Nokia Transport, Nokia City Lens, 5MP rear camera, VGA front-facing camera, 1GHz dual-core Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 Plus processor, 512MB of RAM, 8GB of internal memory, 7GB of SkyDrive storage space, MicroSD card support, and a 1,300 mAh battery.
The handset “uses a new dual-shot color technique to deliver a variety of striking color and texture effects.” it has no less than 7 color versions: black, white, lime green, cyan, orange, magenta, and yellow.
The Lumia 620 will be available for purchase for only $249 (before taxes and subsidies). It will debut in Asia first, in January 2013, then in Europe and the Middle East.
As for the Lumia 920T, this is Nokia’s first TD-SCDMA Windows Phone and, as mentioned many times before, it’s a slightly different Lumia 920 made for China Mobile. The 920T doesn’t seem to feature TD-LTE connectivity, as previously rumored, but it comes with everything the regular 920 has, including the 8MP PureView rear camera.
Nokia says the Lumia 920T – pictured above – will be available in China before the end of the year, retailing at 4599 CNY (about $739).