Nokia adds to Lumia lineup with Lumia 520, Lumia 720

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Published on February 26, 2013 with No Comments

nokia-520-720 Nokia has added two new devices to its Windows Phone 8 lineup with the Lumia 520 and the Lumia 720 at the 2013 Mobile World Congress. The Lumia 520 is Nokia’s most affordable Windows Phone 8 device, while the Lumia 720 occupies the mid-range Lumia lineup, in between the Lumia 620 and the Lumia 820. nokia-lumia-720 Under the hood, the Lumia 720 is equipped with a 4.3-inch WVGA Clear Black display, a 1GHz Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor, 512MB of RAM, and 8GB of storage expandable through a MicroSD slot. Though it only sports a WVGA display, its quite sensitive and should work even with gloves. Imaging is taken care of through a 6.7MP f/1.9 aperture Carl Zeiss camera with a 1.3MP wide-angle front shooter. It’s a pretty thin Lumia at only 9mm thick and the unibody Lumia 720 comes in five bright colors, with an optional wireless charging shell similar to the Lumia 920. The Lumia 720 seems to be focused on imaging, utilizing the high-quality camera lenses with apps such as Cinemagraph, Smart Shoot, and Glam Me. The Nokia Lumia 720 is priced at EUR 249 (about Php 13,200) and should arrive later in Q1. nokia-lumia-520 As the most affordable Lumia, the Lumia 520 features the same camera highlighting features such as a 5MP camera with access to Cinemagraph, Smart Shoot, and Panorama lens. Instead of the rounded shape of the Lumia 510, the Lumia 520 becomes more rectangular like the Lumia 920. Equipped with a 4-inch IPS WVGA LCD, a 1GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, 512MB of RAM, and 8GB of storage that’s expandable through a MicroSD slot. It’s meant to be a low-end device, but sports the same super sensitive touch support for gloves and finger nails like the Lumia 720. It doesn’t support NFC or wireless charging though. The Nokia Lumia 520 starts at EUR 139 (about Php 7,400) and should arrive sometime in late Q1 or early Q2 in the Philippines.