Nokia announces the Lumia 520 and Lumia 720

Nokia has just taken the wraps of the heavily rumored Lumia 520 and Lumia 720 smartphones at MWC 2013, the former being the cheapest Windows Phone 8 device from Nokia yet, and the latter being a successor to the Lumia 710.

Let's start with the Lumia 520, which is bringing a 1.0 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor and a super-sensitive (think gloves on touchscreen) 4.0-inch WVGA IPS LCD display to emerging markets. It also comes with a 5 MP rear camera capable of 720p recording, it has HSPA+ radios plus the usual Wi-Fi b/g/n and Bluetooth 3.0, 8 GB of storage with microSD card expansion, a 1430 mAh battery and it's 9.9mm thin. All this will be available for just €139 (US$183) when it starts its world tour later this quarter.

The Lumia 720 is visually similar to the Lumia 820, but slots in just below it in the range with some lower-end hardware. It comes with a 4.3-inch WVGA IPS LCD display in a polycarbonate unibody, plus a 1.0 GHz Snapdragon S4 processor (like the Lumia 520), 512 MB of RAM and 8 GB of storage with microSD card expansion. There's also a 6.7-megapixel camera with a Carl Zeiss 26mm f/1.9 lens, which should be ideal for the late-night party audience Nokia is going for.

Also of interest is that the Lumia 720 is just 9.0mm thin, making it the slimmest device in their current Lumia range, and they've even managed to squeeze in a wireless charging coil to juice up the 2,000 mAh battery. The 720 will cost €249 (US$330) and will be available in Q2 2013.

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