Nokia’s Lumia 720 Windows Phone 8 handset hits the FCC
Last month, when Nokia unveiled the new Lumia 720, it didn’t say if the handset would be released in the US or not. Still, customers will most probably be able to find it there eventually – if not via a carrier, at least through some retailers.
Of course, the 720 must be approved by the FCC first – but that just happened today. The device that passed the FCC’s tests has 850 / 1900 MHz WCDMA connectivity, so it can be used on AT&T’s 3G network. It doesn’t support LTE, though. That’s because, according to what Nokia had previously announced, the 720 has no LTE-capable versions at all.
Presented as a rather affordable Windows Phone 8 handset (although clearly not as affordable as the Lumia 520 or Lumia 620), the Nokia Lumia 720 features a 4.3 inch IPS ClearBlack WVGA display, Wi-Fi, NFC, 6.7MP Carl Zeiss camera with LED flash, dual-core 1GHz Qualcomm processor, 512MB of RAM, 8GB of internal memory, MicroSD card support, and a 2,000 mAh battery.
While the 720 might not be carried by any US mobile operator, a version of the Lumia 520 will: the Lumia 521, which is going to be sold by T-Mobile.
North America aside, the Lumia 720 should be released in Europe and Asia starting this month. It will cost around €350 ($450), unlocked.