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Nokia announces the Lumia 620

Delivers Windows Phone 8 on the cheap
Wed Dec 05 2012, 10:09
Nokia Lumia 620 with Windows Phone 8

FINNISH PHONE MAKER Nokia announced the Lumia 620 smartphone today, its cheapest Windows Phone 8 handset yet.

Unveiled at Le Web'12 in Paris this morning, the Nokia Lumia 620 is all about design. It uses a new dual-shot colour technique, which makes it the most colourful Nokia Lumia phone yet.

"Dual-shot adds a second layer of colored, transparent or translucent polycarbonate on top of a base layer to produce secondary colour blends and depth effects," Nokia explains. This means, for example, that adding yellow and cyan cases to the handset will make a lime green colour. 

The handset will be available in seven different colours at launch, including lime green, cyan, orange and magenta.

Speaking at Le Web'12 in France this morning, Marko Ahtisaari, EVP of design at Nokia said, "The Nokia Lumia 620 takes our pure colour story and give it a burst of playfulness.

"We like to say - about the 620 'it's the most fun for your money.'"

It's not just about design, though. The compact handset also features a 3.8in 480x800 Clearblack screen, a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system.

There's also 8GB of internal storage, a 5MP rear-facing camera, a 0.3MP front-facing camera and a 1,300mAh battery.

Jo Harlow, EVP of Nokia Smart Devices said, "We continue to execute on our strategy to reach new audiences and new markets.

"With its innovative design, the latest Windows Phone 8 software and signature experiences from Nokia, like Nokia lenses, Nokia Maps and Nokia Music, the Nokia Lumia 620 is a highly competitive smartphone at this price point."

The Nokia Lumia 620 will arrive in Europe early next year, priced at around £150 before taxes and subsidies. µ

 

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