Nokia has revealed its third Windows Phone 8 device, following on from the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 released last month. Named the Lumia 620, it’s destined to be the cheapest Windows Phone device in its range, while still offering a strong set of features and a great design.
The Lumia 620 has a 3.8-inch screen with a 480 x 800 pixel resolution, and is powered by a 1GHz, dual-core Snapdragon S4 Plus processor, which is assisted by 512MB of RAM. As you can see, this specification is more inline with Windows Phone 7 devices than Windows Phone 8, so expect the price to be considerably less than even the good value Lumia 820 and Lumia 920.
A 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and an LED flash sits on the back of the phone, which is covered in a colourful, hard shell which can be removed and replaced with another, depending on the colour scheme you want. Nokia says these panels have been produced using a special technique which makes the colour particularly bright and adds a little texture too. There are seven different colours from which to choose.
Other features include a front-facing video call camera lens, 8GB of internal storage memory and a very welcome microSD card slot to give it a boost of up to 64GB, plus NFC support, a 1300mAh battery and a wide range of Nokia’s own software. Of course, Nokia Drive, Nokia Music and Nokia City Lens are all there, along with a few camera tweaks such as Cinemagraph, where you can add little animations to your pictures.
The Lumia 620 is due for release in January next year, when it will make its debut in Asia, after which it will come to Europe and the Middle East. Nokia doesn’t provide an exact date, but says the European release will follow the Asian release “closely”. No UK price has been given, but it’s estimated to be $249, which equates to £155.