Nokia has just introduced a brand new Lumia device – Lumia 620. The Windows Phone 8 based smartphone is targeted at the youth segment. The Lumia 620 is Nokia’s third Windows Phone 8 device which the company calls “the most affordable” Windows Phone 8 device. Apart from 620 being a budget phone, it is also more compact with a slightly smaller form factor when compared to the mid-range Lumia 820 and the flagship device Lumia 920.
The Lumia 620 deploys a dual-shot color technique which is used to add better colors and textures to the existing polycarbonate body. Users will be able to choose from 7 different colored shells. The phone’s shells come in matte and gloss finishes.
The phone features a 3.8-inch TFT WVGA display with ClearBlack display. It is powered by Qualcomm’s dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor running at 1 Ghz, supported by 512MB of RAM. It includes a 5MP primary camera at the back along with a VGA camera in the front for video conferencing. Lumia 620 comes with a 1300 mAh battery which may just be enough to survive the whole day, depending on your usage. The smartphone comes with an internal memory of 8GB, extendible up to 64GB(+8GB) using external memory cards. The phone also include NFC capabilities.
Nokia has put up an estimated price tag of about $249 excluding taxes on the device. We’re hoping it sells for just under $399 internationally. That means the device may be available for about Rs. 14,000-15,000 in India. That’ll be a very good price for a device like this in the Indian smartphone market. A Windows Phone 8 device with a sweet sub 15,000 price would be a great entry point for people entering the Windows Phone 8 ecosystem.
Lumia 620 will start selling from January 2013 in Asia followed by Europe and then other places. Nokia India is still silent on when it will launch the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 in the Indian market.