Nokia has announced the launch of its another Lumia smartphone named the “Lumia 625”. A new wallet-friendly Lumia sporting Nokia’s largest screen on a Windows Phone to date. Nokia has recently picked up the pace of product launches. Earlier this month, it unveiled a higher-end Lumia 1020 model with a 41-megapixel camera.
The Nokia Lumia 625 is a phone that is designed to really hit two key things users are looking for: cheap 4G and a larger screen.
Nokia Lumia 625 is a 4.7-inch WVGA (480 x 800) panel with 201ppi, however, which makes it one of the least dense displays we’ve seen in recent memory. The screen is protected by a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 2 and Nokia also includes one of its flagship features with the “super-sensitive touch” technology that allows you to use the touchscreen with gloves on. The curved edges remain same and measuring in at 133.25 x 72.25 x 9.15mm thin and with a weight of 159g, it’s certainly pocket friendly.
The Lumia 625 has a 1.2GHz Snapdragon S4 processor, 512MB of RAM, 8GB internal storage—expandable to 64GB via MicroSD card, a VGA front-facing camera, and a 2,000mAh battery.
At the back of Nokia Lumia 625 is a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash, which is capable of shooting 1080p videos at 30fps. The camera comes with the cool Cinemagraph, Panorama, Smart Camera lens apps preinstalled.
The phone is powered by the latest version of Windows Phone 8 and also includes the Nokia Lumia Amber update. There’s also Nokia HERE Maps, HERE Drive and HERE Transit preloaded. There’s also Nokia Music for free streaming music from the off.
The connectivity options for the mid-range Lumia 625 include dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS and GLONASS support as well as Bluetooth 4.0. The smartphone also supports a wide range of networks including quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE, HSPA and even LTE.
The 625 comes in green, white, yellow, black, red — and, yes, orange and you’ll be able to swap those rear cases around if you ever get tired of a particular color. There’s actually a layer of white under the colored shells, lending a bright, almost glowing appearance to the 625.
The new phone goes on sale in the third quarter of this year in China, Europe, Asia-Pacific, India, Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. Nokia hasn’t confirmed its plans for a North American release yet. It’s set to cost 220 euros ($290) in Europe.
The 625 hits shop shelves in early September in the U.K., when it’ll cost a very affordable 200 pounds, depending on who you buy it from. You can choose from Vodafone or O2; 4G network EE; or at retailers Phones 4U and Carphone Warehouse.