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.
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.