Windows Phone is a platform which has great scope, but is not being able to penetrate the market the way it should. There could be many reasons for this, one of the main which is the lack of apps. But another major reason is the entry point for a Windows 8 Phone. People who are interested in purchasing a Windows 8 Phone are put off by the price point, at which they could easily purchase an Android Phone or Apple device. Still, in the faltering times of the Windows Phone 8, Nokia has been able to carve out a niche for itself with the Lumia series. And in order to capture the mainstream market, to make the consumer aware of the Windows Phone 8 platform, Nokia has showed the new Nokia Lumia 620
The Nokia Lumia 620 is Nokia’s attempt to sell a Windows Phone to those people who do not want to go all the way and cough up the cash to purchase Nokia’s flagship phone, the Nokia Lumia 920. Will it be successful in doing so? Nothing can be said yet. But as of now, chances are good, as it is the first and only budget Windows Phone to be revealed.
Nokia Lumia 620 Specs
The Nokia Lumia 620 comes packed with decent specs, and are not that far away from its bigger brother spec wise.
- 3.8 inch Capacitive Display with a resolution of 480×800
- Dual Core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Processor with Adreno 205 GPU
- 8 GB internal memory and expandable upto 32 GB
- 5 MP camera capable of 720p video recording, with LED Flash
- Wifi, GPS, 3g Connectivity, Bluetooth 3.0, NFC
Nokia Lumia 620 Price
The price is the major factor which is going to attract customers to the Nokia Lumia 620. The Nokia Lumia 620 is priced at only $249 unlocked, which is a bargain for what you are getting spec wise, and as an entry card to the Windows Phone 8 World. The phone has not been yet announced by any carriers, but it will expectedly be available for free on a 3 year contract.
Nokia Lumia 620 Release Date
The Nokia Lumia 620 was announced on Dec 5, 2012 and is expected to be released in the month of January, but the exact date has not yet been announced. We will keep you posted on any updates that we get.
The Nokia Lumia 620 comes with interchangeable covers, which is good to know, as you may get bored of the solid monocolor backs which Windows is so aggressively promoting for its mobile devices (or in the form of cases, if we take the Microsoft Surface into consideration)
Budget offerings from makers such as Samsung and HTC are expected to crop up soon, but we think that Nokia will prevail, as it has already established a name, with its Lumia series.
Are you interested in the Windows Phones this generation, namely, Windows 8 Phones, or will you hold out until the Marketplace develops a more robust library? Leave your comments in the comment section.