More Lumia 510 camera roll pictures leak. Nokia India teases launch

We reported some time ago on the Lumia 510. This will be the cheapest Lumia on the market, being aimed at emerging markets such as China and India. The phone has yet to be officially announced, but leaks over the past few weeks have been drawing a consistent picture of this device. We knew some of the internals but we didn't have any info on the camera until now.

A few leaked pictures whose EXIF data shows they were taken with the Lumia 510, have sprung up on Picasa and Google+. They seem to have been taken in India where the phone might be in testing further confirming that this is headed to lower end markets. Besides the picture you see above there's another one here. The aperture seems to be f/2.4 which isn't bad at all considering this device will be priced around $150 off contract. Of course these pictures might be fake so take this with a grain of salt, but honestly we don't see any reason why they would be.

Alongside the camera we already know about the 4" screen, 4GB or internal memory, only 256 RAM and the purported weight of only 129g. The phone will most likely launch with Windows Phone 7.5 and will receive the 7.8 upgrade early next year.

Nokia India also just posted a teaser on their Facebook page: "610 - 100 =? Stay tuned. Coming Soon". This confirms our prediction that the device will launch in India and other low-end market quite soon, and that it might launch with Windows Phone 7.5 rather than 7.8.

Source: WPSauce | Image: PocketNow

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why do they skimp on memory of WP8 phones.. how much do they actually save? it just leads really bad user experience. wish they cut down on the camera or screensize /ppi instyead of cutting down ram to save on BOM

Edited by guru, Oct 21 2012, 2:13pm :

guru said,
why do they skimp on memory of WP8 phones.. how much do they actually save? it just leads really bad user experience. wish they cut down on the camera or screensize /ppi instyead of cutting down ram to save on BOM

Ok, 2 things:
1. This is a Windows 7.5 phone
2. Even if it was a Windows Phone 8 device, the memory requirements are very low. My ancient Trophy runs 7.5 with 512 MB of RAM and it's extremely fast "feeling", the UX is good.

Doesn't matter how much RAM it has as long as the UX is good.

siah1214 said,

Ok, 2 things:
1. This is a Windows 7.5 phone
2. Even if it was a Windows Phone 8 device, the memory requirements are very low. My ancient Trophy runs 7.5 with 512 MB of RAM and it's extremely fast "feeling", the UX is good.

Doesn't matter how much RAM it has as long as the UX is good.


1. we are both wrong. its a WP 7.8 Phone.
2. i have Mozart and yes its fast

but 256 mb of ram means multitasking issues and bunch of other limitations accross OS and apps that just kills UX.

guru said,
why do they skimp on memory of WP8 phones.. how much do they actually save? it just leads really bad user experience. wish they cut down on the camera or screensize /ppi instyead of cutting down ram to save on BOM

These are low cost phones designed for emerging markets.

jakem1 said,

These are low cost phones designed for emerging markets.


i know. my point is trade offs made here dont make any sesnse

yes, exactly, I mean really, how much extra can it be to bump the ram up? On a production level like that i am guessing $5... $5 more for a 2X better experiance is worth it I think.

guru said,
why do they skimp on memory of WP8 phones.. how much do they actually save? it just leads really bad user experience. wish they cut down on the camera or screensize /ppi instyead of cutting down ram to save on BOM

rippleman said,
yes, exactly, I mean really, how much extra can it be to bump the ram up? On a production level like that i am guessing $5... $5 more for a 2X better experiance is worth it I think.

Except doubling the ram will have basically no improvement for a WP 7.8 - It's already been optimised to run with this amount of ram smoothly

What I don't get is. The 510 has a 4" screen, 4GB internal memory, 256MB RAM and will have Windows Phone 7.8 and will cost about $150 so about £100

Now the 610 has a 3.7" screen, 8GB internal memory and 256MB RAM and will get the 7.8 update. I don't know why they dont just market the 610 in emerging markets as they only cost £100 now and they have more internal memory.

Why on earth make the 510? Why not just release the 610 into emerging markets? I'm not hating I just don't get it.

Richard Cousins said,
What I don't get is. The 510 has a 4" screen, 4GB internal memory, 256MB RAM and will have Windows Phone 7.8 and will cost about $150 so about £100

Now the 610 has a 3.7" screen, 8GB internal memory and 256MB RAM and will get the 7.8 update. I don't know why they dont just market the 610 in emerging markets as they only cost £100 now and they have more internal memory.

Why on earth make the 510? Why not just release the 610 into emerging markets? I'm not hating I just don't get it.

For phone diversity reasons I guess, the 510 has a 0,3" bigger display, while the 610 has more internal memory, and also it's a matter of taste too, some may like how the 610 looks, others might not, it's exactly like the L800/900, almost exactly the same specs, only bigger display.

SubZenit said,

For phone diversity reasons I guess, the 510 has a 0,3" bigger display, while the 610 has more internal memory, and also it's a matter of taste too, some may like how the 610 looks, others might not, it's exactly like the L800/900, almost exactly the same specs, only bigger display.

Fair point. I mean I think the 510 looks worse than the 610 but that person preference but adding .3 of an inch to the screen size as reasoning to make a different phone is pretty silly in my opinion. At least the 800 went fro 3.7" to 4.3" in the 900, not much but double that of .3 of an inch haha

Re the memory it looks like they just dont get it, let people have a poor experience but get the price where they want it.

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