Nokia Lumia 521 and LG Optimus F3 out at MetroPCS today
MetroPCS is introducing two new smartphones to its roster today. The carrier, now owned by T-Mobile, will make both the Nokia Lumia 521 (its first Windows Phone 8 handset) and the LG Optimus F3 available in the next few hours. Neither device is yet featured on the MetroPCS website, but that should happen soon too.
The Lumia 521 is already being offered by T-Mobile, and for a few months it’s been the cheapest Windows Phone 8 device in the US. At MetroPCS, you’ll be able to get one for just $99. That’s without contract, by the way, and it’s $50 lower than the launch price for the same phone over at the magenta carrier. So it looks like the Lumia 521 wants to keep the ‘cheapest Windows Phone 8 device’ crown after all, though now it is sharing the title with AT&T’s recently released Lumia 520.
The Nokia Lumia 521 (pictured above) comes with a 4-inch 480×800 touchscreen, a 1 GHz dual-core processor, a 5 MP camera, 512 MB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage, microSD card support, and a 1,430 mAh battery.
The LG Optimus F3 has so far been launched by Sprint. It has 4G LTE data connectivity, a 4-inch 480×800 IPS touchscreen, a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, a 5 MP camera with 1080p Full HD video recording, and it runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
The Optimus F3 will be offered for $149, once again sans contract. This makes it well priced considering the specs.