Nokia Launches Lumia 620 – An Affordable Windows Phone 8 Device

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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.

Author: Harpreet Harpreet is a technology journalist based in India. He is passionate about smartphones. He is currently using an iPhone 4S and a Nexus S.

14 Responses to "Nokia Launches Lumia 620 – An Affordable Windows Phone 8 Device"

  1. Ashish
    Ashish 1 year ago .Reply

    well seems like a cheep but powerful phone…… Lumia 510 is also a good option to choose from

    • Harpreet
      Harpreet 1 year ago .Reply

      But Lumia 510 runs Windows Phone 7.5

    • Praveen Harshe
      Praveen Harshe 1 year ago .Reply

      yakks no card slot in nokia 510 i don’t like

  2. ravi
    ravi 1 year ago .Reply

    this phone will be the most selling lumia smartphone ever because it’s cheap and powerful at the same time

    • Harpreet
      Harpreet 1 year ago .Reply

      I’d say it’s a great entry point for people who want to experiment with Windows Phone 8.

  3. rajan
    rajan 1 year ago .Reply

    if nokia wants to get back his position in market than he has to make more wp8 phone at cheaper price.otherwise people will prefer androids phone, where many options are avilable .

    • Harpreet
      Harpreet 1 year ago .Reply

      I’m sure Nokia has plans for more affordable WP8 devices. But simply focussing on cheaper devices will ruin the whole WP8 user experience.

  4. susmit
    susmit 1 year ago .Reply

    nice phone

  5. amogh
    amogh 1 year ago .Reply

    best cheap wp8 ever ..

  6. Jatin
    Jatin 1 year ago .Reply

    best phone in Lumia series good specs phone from Nokia.

  7. Akash Sen
    Akash Sen 1 year ago .Reply

    i think it will give compition anroid phone ranging in same cost

  8. mebin
    mebin 1 year ago .Reply

    what is the price guys????

    • Harpreet
      Harpreet 1 year ago .Reply

      The price hasn’t been confirmed yet. We’re expecting something on the lines of 15,000-17,000, if the device launches in India.

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