Nokia Lumia 521 might be MetroPCS’ first Windows Phone 8 handset

MetroPCS is seemingly following in the footsteps of its parent (T-Mobile), as it’s getting ready to launch the Nokia Lumia 521. Unlike T-Mobile, which is selling Windows Phone 8 devices since last year, MetroPCS has no Microsoft-powered smartphones in its line-up. So the Lumia 521 is (probably) going to be its first WP8 product.

A MetroPCS-bound Lumia 521 has been pictured today, suggesting that the carrier could start selling it soon.

Nokia Lumia 521 Windows Phone 8 MetroPCS

Since it’s based on Nokia’s most affordable WP8 handset ever (Lumia 520), the 521 is the cheapest Windows Phone 8 device that you can currently get in the US. It costs $149.99 at T-Mobile, and I assume MetroPCS will not ask a higher price for it.

Feature-wise, MetroPCS’ Nokia Lumia 521 should not be different from T-Mobile’s version. So expect a 4 inch IPS display with 800 x 480 pixels, dual-core 1GHz processor, 512MB of RAM, 5MP rear camera, 8GB of internal memory, MicroSD card support (up to 64GB), and a 1,430 mAh battery.

Via EVleaks

Author: Florin

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