Since neither of the two are expensive devices, Nokia hopes to sell a lot of units in emerging markets – like India and China.
In India, the Lumia 520 will be the first to go on sale. According to Silicon India, the smartphone will debut there at the end of March, costing 11,599 INR ($214, or €165). The Lumia 720 should be released in the country on April 27, for 17,000 INR ($312, or €243).
In China, the Nokia Lumia 520 will be available via China Unicom for the beginning. It’s going to be free on select contracts, costing 1,399 CNY (about $225, or €175) without contract. It’s not clear if the 520 will debut in China before the end of March. As for the 720, this should be launched in China pretty soon, too, but at the moment we don’t know exactly when, and neither for what price.
In case you haven’t heard yet, the Lumia 720 (pictured above) features a 4.3 inch WVGA ClearBlack display, dual-core 1GHz Qualcomm processor, 512MB of RAM, 8GB of internal memory, 6.7MP rear camera with Carl Zeiss optics, 1.3MP front-facing camera, and MicroSD card support. The Lumia 520 offers a 4.0 inch WVGA screen, the same dual-core 1GHz CPU, 512MB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory, 5MP rear camera, and MicroSD card slot.
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