Nokia Lumia 525: Full specs + press renders leaked

The Windows Phone platform has seen some pretty significant growth around the world this year, with market share rising to 10% and beyond in some regions. A major component of this growth has been Nokia's Lumia 520, its entry-level Windows Phone which can be purchased without a contract for as little as $99.

The 520 has become not just the world's most popular Windows Phone, but the most popular of any Windows product - including not only phones, but also tablets, notebooks, and desktops. 

Recent leaks have revealed the existence of the Lumia 525, a follow-up to the hugely successful 520. Today, further leaks have revealed the clearest image so far of the 525, along with what appears to be a full list of specs for the device. 

The image above comes via regular leaker, evleaks, and shows the new handset in three colours: orange, white and yellow. It is unclear whether further colour options will also be made available. 

The spec sheet was leaked on China's Baidu, in a post which also included the second render shown above, and points to a solid set of upgrades for the budget-focused device: 

Networks: WCDMA 900/2100, 850/1900/2100, GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
Speed: 3G HSPA+ (21Mbps)
Memory: 1GB RAM, 8GB onboard storage, support for microSD cards up to 64GB, 7GB free SkyDrive storage
Display: 4” IPS LCD WVGA (800 x 480 pixels) 16M colors, 2D hardened glass, super-sensitive touch 
Processor: 1 GHz Dual-Core Snapdragon™ 400
Camera: 5MP autofocus, video recording HD 720p 30fps
Size: 119.9 x 64 x 9.9mm
Weight: 124g
Connectivity: WLAN 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS, microUSB, USB 2.0 High Speed
Battery: 1430 mAh
Audio: Single digital microphone, 3.5mm audio port, Nokia BH-121 Bluetooth Stereo Headphone


At this stage, it seems that the only things that we don't know about the Lumia 525 are details of its price and availability - but we'll bring you those details as soon as we can, so be sure to stay tuned to Neowin!

Source: evleaks on Facebook / Baidu via WMPowerUser | images via evleaks and Baidu

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An IPS display sounds superior to the one in the 520. That, plus the memory bump, would make this a killer device if it comes in at near the same price.

Not bad, but please Nokia, do a proper (less chunky) sequel to the 620.

The thing wasn't much more than a 520 but had way better specs.

Nice update to a already solid device. The 525 should sell very well like the 520 did, I also expect the bigger 1320 to sell very good to, hard to find a 6" phablet for $380 without any contract afaik.

Is there a list of all the Nokia phones that breaks down features and specs for U.S. consumers. I had someone ask my opinion about a Windows Phone but they release so many phones like Google Chrome, and its hard to keep up.

JHBrown does love his iOS products He like most of us on here know a lot more about technology than most. A smart mature person would recommend products to friends and families based on their wants and needs; not to fulfill their own selfish biased wants. The iPhone 5C is great but it will never reach the market like the Lumia 525 if they price it aggressively.

Edited by DBrandUSA, Nov 5 2013, 5:53pm :

The same dimensions as the current Nokia Lumia 520, if I'm not wrong. So they are probable compatible with each others covers.

yeah it does. i wish (hope? heh) these were available before christmas though, these would be awesome PMP's for my kids if they're near the pricing of the 520.. 1gb ftw, no more app store exceptions

FalseAgent said,
The Orange color looks awesome!!!!
and finally, 1GB of ram. My 720 has 512mb which I think is the device's achilles heel.

I have used the Lumia 520 and honestly never felt the need to know how much ram there is as even with 512MB and being the lowest end phone, Windows Phone 8 and apps were running butter smooth !!!