Nokia's "Flame" low-end WP8 device joins the rumor list

Another day, another rumored upcoming Windows Phone 8 device from Nokia. This time The Verge is reporting Nokia has a low-end device in the works known as "Flame", which will pack a 4-inch display, a 1.0 GHz dual-core processor, 512 MB of RAM, a 5-megapixel camera and 4 GB of storage; a microSD card slot will also be available to expand storage.

With specs like these it's expected the smartphone will be targeted towards low-cost markets at price points similar to the Lumia 610 and 710 that are currently on the market. The "Flame" is slated for an expected first quarter of 2013 release, meaning it will likely launch alongside two other devices known as the "Glory" and "Zeal".

The Glory is said to be the low-end replacement for the Lumia 610, with specs such as 256 MB of RAM and an 800 MHz processor. The next step up would be the Flame device mentioned here, with a 1.0 GHz dual-core CPU, 4-inch display and 4 GB of storage. Then would come the Zeal with its rumored 4.3-inch display. 1.0 GHz dual core processor, 8 GB of storage and Zune-like appearance; The Verge has a rumor accuracy score of 84%.

All three of these devices would fit into the mid-to-low range of Nokia's Lumia line-up, below the comparatively high-end Lumia 820 and Lumia 920 that have already been announced. As Q1 2013 is quite some time away, don't expect to hear too much on these devices for a while.

Source: The Verge

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