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Nokia launches Windows 8 phone at Rs 10,500

Last updated on: March 21, 2013 07:59 IST

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Expanding its Lumia portfolio, Finnish handset maker Nokia on Wednesday launched two mobile phones based on Windows 8 operating system, including one priced at Rs 10,500.

Lumia 520, Nokia's most affordable Windows Phone 8 smartphone, with the same digital camera lenses as on Lumia 920, will be available in the market within a week.

Lumia 720, which has a high-end camera, will be available by Mid-April. The company did not disclose the price of Lumia 720 but said it will be priced at around 249 euro (approx. Rs 17,500), excluding taxes.

"The launch of Nokia Lumia 720 and Nokia Lumia 520 reflects our commitment to build a winning ecosystem that will enrich people's mobile experience and help them connect with each other at newer price points," Nokia Director Smart Devices (India Middle East Africa) Vipul Mehrotra told reporters.

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Nokia had unveiled both the handsets during the Mobile World Congress held in Barcelona in February.

Lumia 520, which comes in five colours, has a 4-inch display, 5 megapixel camera and has a 1GHz dual-core processor and 512MB RAM, while Lumia 720 has a 4.3-inch display, 6.7 megapixel camera and a 1GHz dual-core processor.

"These power-packed devices are developed for young and socially active consumers who demand a stylish power-packed smartphone with a wide range of features to enhance their on-the-go experience," Nokia VP Smart Devices (UX Design) Nikki Barton said.

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Nokia Lumia 720 Specifications

Operating system: Windows Phone 8

HERE maps and location experiences: Free global HERE Maps, free regional HERE Drive, and free HERE Transit (data charges may apply)

Display: 4.3" ClearBlack WVGA LCD, 2.25 D Gorilla Glass 2.0, Super Sensitive Touch for nail and glove use

Battery: 2000 mAh battery and optional Nokia wireless charging cover accessory

Processor: 1.0 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4

Cameras: Back: 6.7 MPIX, BSI, F1.9, Auto-Focus, Carl Zeiss, LED flash, HD 720p @ at 30 fps. Front: Skype HD wide angle (1.3Mpix)

Memory: 512 MB RAM, 8GB mass memory, Support for micro SD cards up to 64GB, 7GB free SkyDrive storage

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Nokia Lumia 520 Specifications

Operating system: Windows Phone 8

HERE maps and location experiences: Free global HERE Maps, free regional HERE Drive, and free HERE Transit (data charges may apply)

Display: 4"IPS LCD WVGA (800 x 480 pixels) 16M colors, super sensitive touch for nail and glove use

Battery: 1430 mAh

Processor: 1 GHz dual core Snapdragon

Cameras: 5 MP autofocus video recording HD 720p @ 30fps

Memory: 512 MB RAM; 8GB mass memory; Support for micro SD cards up to 64GB;7GB free SkyDrive storage


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