Nokia just can’t stop announcing new Windows Phones, as following the Lumia 925 and the Lumia 1020, it has now taken the wraps off the Lumia 625. What it’s not is another high-end camera phone, but instead it’s a mid-range Lumia smartphone with a couple of very interesting features.
The first is the screen size, as instead of sticking to the smaller equals cheaper trend, the Lumia 625 actually boasts Nokia’s largest Windows Phone screen yet, at 4.7-inches. This trumps the 4.5-inch screen fitted to the Lumia 925 and Lumia 1020, and comprehensively beats the 4-inch and 4.3-inch displays seem on the Lumia 520 and Lumia 720 respectively. Sadly though, the resolution is 480×800.
This confirms the Lumia 625’s status as a mid-range phone, and sure enough, a 1.2GHz, dual-core processor powers the handset, while a 5-megapixel camera with an LED flash sits on the rear panel. There’s 512MB of RAM, 8GB of storage memory, a microSD card slot, GPS, and according to Nokia, a new pair of headphones complete with music controls and an inline microphone included in the box.
The other interesting feature packed into the Lumia 625 is 4G LTE connectivity, which is a welcome addition to a phone which is going to be very competitively priced. Nokia’s press release gives the SIM-free model a 220 euro price tag, which is around £190. The phone is expected to go on sale before September, and the UK is amongst the confirmed countries. So far, Vodafone has tweeted it will be offering the phone when it’s released, while tech site CNet UK adds O2 and EE – where it could make use of its 4G radio – will also be selling the Lumia 625.