Nokia’s cheapest Windows Phone 8 handset, Lumia 620, goes on sale in Europe
Launched earlier this month in some Asian markets (including China, India, Thailand and Malaysia), the Nokia Lumia 620 is now also available in Europe. Unfortunately, at the moment it looks like you can buy one only in Russia.
Nokia Russia’s official website lets you get the Lumia 620 for 11,990 RUB (about $395 or €298) While that’s half the price the Lumia 920 flagship has in Russia, it’s still way higher than the price advertized by Nokia when the 620 was first announced ($249). But we must keep in mind that, usually, phones are more expensive in Russia than in most markets.
The Lumia 620 is available in five color versions: lime green, orange, magenta, yellow, white, and black. Beside Windows Phone 8, the 620 features a 3.8 inch ClearBlack display with 800 x 480 pixels, HSDPA, dual band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, GPS with Glonass, Bluetooth 3.0, Dolby headphone sound enhancement, VGA front-facing camera, 5MP rear camera with LED flash and 720p video recording, dual-core 1GHz processor, Adreno 305 GPU, 512MB of RAM, 8GB of internal memory, MicroSD card support (up to 64GB), and a 1,300 mAh battery.
In the UK, the Lumia 620 is expected to be released SIM-free at the end of the month. Starting February, the handset will be on sale via at least two British networks (O2 and Three).
In the last quarter of 2012, Nokia sold 4.4 million Lumia smartphones. Now that the affordable 620 has started hitting stores around the world, that number could grow considerably.