February 22, 2013 6:30pm
In a move that will likely surprise no one, Nokia plans to release two more Windows Phone 8 models this year, the mid-range Lumia 720 and entry-level Lumia 520.
While we can’t tell specs from the official renders provided by @evleaks, it’s a safe bet that these phones will be announced next week at Mobile World Congress. It’s also safe to assume that the Lumia 720 will have slightly toned-down specs from the 820, but will maintain its colourful heritage. Nokia appears to have done away with removable back plates on the Lumia 720, making for a thinner and likely lighter smartphone. And though we can’t tell scale from this particular photo, a 4.3-inch 800×480 resolution ClearBlack screen is in the cards, alongside a 1Ghz dual-core Snapdragon S4 Plus SoC, 512MB RAM, 8GB internal storage, an 8MP rear camera and a 2MP front camera.
It’s unlikely the entry-level Lumia 520 will hit Canada, since the newly-launched 620, at $250 outright, is about as cheap as it gets. But rumoured specs put the device at 4-inches, with 512MB RAM, 8GB internal storage and a 5MP rear camera.
Look for these devices soon.