FINNISH PHONE MAKER Nokia's Lumia 625 smartphone has received a price and a release date ahead of its launch in the UK next month.
SIM-free retailer Unlocked Mobiles has started taking preorders for the large screen Nokia device. According to the retailer the handset will cost £249.98 upfront and apparently will start shipping on 16 September.
Nokia has yet to confirm the smartphone's UK price or release date, and was not immediately available for comment. We'll update this article when we hear back.
The Nokia Lumia 625 is essentially a cheap alternative to Samsung's Galaxy Note 2 smartphone, featuring a lower resolution 4.7in 480x800 touchscreen display and a dual-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor.
The handset runs Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system and Nokia has stuffed the phone full of its usual custom applications, such as its Here mapping service and Nokia Music app. It has also reverted to its traditional Lumia design, making the Lumia 625 available in a range of colours including orange, green and yellow.
It might be aimed at the budget market, but Nokia's Lumia 625 phone also has support for 4G LTE, with EE, O2 and Vodafone set to offer the handset on their respective 4G networks.
Other specifications include 512MB of RAM, a 5MP rear-facing camera, a VGA front-facing camera, 8GB of internal storage expandable up to 64GB and a 2,000mAh battery.
The Nokia Lumia 625 will also be available via Carphone Warehouse and Phones 4U when it arrives next month. µ