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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The missus has a 710 which we paid £110 for, no contract. I must say for a budget phone it's very very good. She had the HTC Wildfire before that which was pretty crap in comparison. Good work Nokia!

SK[ said,]The missus has a 710 which we paid £110 for, no contract. I must say for a budget phone it's very very good. She had the HTC Wildfire before that which was pretty crap in comparison. Good work Nokia!

Nice! Has she still got it? You can update it to 7.8!

Yes, I have a question about that though. When I check the phone it says no update is available. Annoyingly the only update options you can get it check automatically and to check using mobile data. There is no "check now" button.
It's an unbranded unlocked phone. It was bought with a Vodafone SIM but actually used on the Giffgaff (O2) network.

I guess I should just install the Zune software and plug it in.

Looks like a pair of great phones. They should focus on marketing the feature set and not the specs. I'm totally smitten with my Nokia 820.

kace said,
Looks like a pair of great phones. They should focus on marketing the feature set and not the specs. I'm totally smitten with my Nokia 820.

They spent a good amount of time talking up the apps and services, not so much the specs.

Love how they used the system clock to tell them apart nice little detail there Nokia.
I wish my 920 looked more like these.

Nokia's super sensitive touch screen is amazing. It goes through a whole centimeter of cloth!
Thick leather gloves are also no problem! Very lovely feature since it's been below freezing point for 2 months already <3.

However I do pocketdial people occasionally Since it can respond through my pants

Oh and Nokia, please make Nokia Transit available in my country stupid US only service.

Crimson Rain said,
lock before putting it in to pocket.
I've never actually pocket dialled my 920 but I have started running and navigating through apps in my pocket. On each occaision the phone was locked when I put it in my pocket. Don't know how I can "pocket unlock". I've also tried turning off the hi-sensitivity mode and it happens just as often.