Windows Phones till now were available in screen sizes up to 4.5 inch screens. Nokia has now announced the Nokia Lumia 625 which bumps the screen size a notch to 4.7 inch, as Nokia looks to take on the bigger screen phones already available from its rivals including Samsung and even local ones in India like Micromax and Karbonn.
Though the screen size has been increased it still comes with a WVGA screen at 201 ppi so the screen is probably not going to be the best in its class. Another disappointment in the spec sheet is that it comes with just 512 MB of RAM, which will make quite a few apps incompatible with it and also it may not receive all the features of the next Windows Phone upgrade next year. It is also a 4G device. It has a 5 megapixel rear camera and 8 GB of internal storage which can be expanded up to 64 GB with a micro SD card.
The Lumia 625 will be available in orange, yellow, bright green, white and black, something the Lumia range has been come to be known for. The phone will come with the Amber update which is expected to add more features to the existing Windows Phone 8 operating system.
The phone will be launched in the third quarter for around €220 before any local taxes or operator subsidies and India is slated to be one of the first countries to receive it. Not surprising since the craze for big screens is massive here.
Unlike past launches where the global press was invited to a location for a massive announcement, Nokia chose to announce this on their blog.
- Display: 4.7 inch WVGA @ 201ppi
- Battery: 2000 mAh
- Processor: 1.2GHz, Dual Core Snapdragon S4
- Size/Weight: 133.25 x 72.25 x 9.15 mm, 159g
- Connectivity: USB2.0, BT 4.0+ LE, WLAN IEEE 802.11b/g/n, A-GPS and Glonass, 3.5 mm audio connector
- Camera: 5-megapixel autofocus, LED flash, 1080p@30fps; VGA front facing camera
- Memory: 512MB RAM; 8GB storage with support for up to 64GB SD card