MANILA, Philippines – Nokia announced a number of new smartphones for 2013 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.
The Nokia Lumia 520 and 720 fit snuggly into Nokia’s line of smartphones running Windows Phone 8. Previously released late last year were Nokia’s flagship smartphone the Lumia 920, the 820 and the lower-end 620.
Priced at 139 euros ($183), the Nokia Lumia 520 is being touted as the fun, affordable way to gain access to a Windows 8 phone. It will use a 4-inch WVGA LCD display, but compensates for the low resolution with super sensitive functions, apparently allowing for use with gloves.
It runs on 512MB of RAM and 8GB of storage, and will take advantage of microSD storage and a 5-megapixel autofocus camera that uses the same digital camera lenses as the Lumia 920.
Engineered for non-LTE markets, the Lumia 720 comes with a 4.3-inch WVGA display. It will also take advantage of a 1.0GHz dual-core processor, 512MB of RAM, and 8GB of storage. The storage can be expanded with microSD cards.
The Lumia 720 will also take advantage of a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera and a 6.7-megapixel rear camera w/ a f/1.9 aperture.
What’s notable about the Lumia 720 is where its going to head to first. The Lumia 720 will head to China and various Asia-Pacific regions with a cost pegged at 249 euros ($341).
Nokia also announced a pair of entry-level feature phones, dubbed the Nokia 105 and Nokia 301.
The Nokia 105 is a low-cost, long-lasting phone, costing only 15 euro ($20), but with a battery life that can potentially up to 35 days.
The Nokia 301, on the other hand, costs 65 euro ($85) and backs it up with a Nokia Xpress Browser with preloaded features for data efficiency and video streaming and smart camera features derived from its higher-end brethren. – Rappler.com