At the LeWeb 2012 in Paris, we saw the Nokia Lumia 620 launched without much fanfare. Positioning itself as one of the budget Windows Phone 8 devices, the Lumia 620 will go head to head with the rumored range of Huawei Windows Phone 8 wallet friendly devices. The Lumia 620 is the successor to the Lumia 610, which was well received but noted for some compromises. This time around, Nokia has put in quite a lot of tech in the Lumia 620 and it even one ups the bigger and far more expensive Nokia Lumia 920 in one way, it includes expandable memory while the former does not.
The specs are about on par with the HTC 8S as well, but there’s the advantage of Nokia exclusive apps on the Lumia 620 as well as “dual-tone” interchangeable covers that are now a staple of the Nokia Lumia range. Bright and funky aside, the Lumia 620 also trumps the 8S in the areas of internal storage (8 GB vs. 4 GB), maximum supported expandable memory (64 GB vs. 32 GB) and it also includes a front facing camera while the HTC 8S does not. Sure it doesn’t have specs like the quad core monsters out there, but for the price, it’s hard to go wrong with the Lumia 620. Besides, Windows Phone 8 has proven itself to be a frugal operating system and performance won’t be a problem. The Nokia Lumia 620 is expected to launch in January 2013 first in Asia then Europe at a suggested retail price of 249$. Here’s the specs of the newest member of the Lumia family:
Nokia Lumia 620 launched – The Specsheet:
- SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8627
- CPU: 1 GHz dual-core Krait
- GPU: Adreno 305
- RAM: 512 MB RAM
- Storage: 8 GB, expandable upto 64 GB via MicroSD slot
- Screen: 3.8 inches TFT LCD screen, 480 x 800px (245 ppi)
- Camera: 5 MP rear facing camera (720P video recording), front facing VGA camera
- Connectivity: Bluetooth v3.0, Wi-fi, MicroUSB 2.0 slot
- Battery: 1300 mAh
Do let us know what you think of the Lumia 620, and stay tuned for updates on Windows Phone 8 and more!