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Nokia Lumia 520 is here with flashy colors and supersensitive screen

Nokia Lumia 520 is here with flashy colors and supersensitive screen
Nokia got on stage today to announce the Lumia 520, another one in its strategy to go downmarket with the Lumia brand, and bring Windows Phone 8 to the masses.

The Nokia Lumia 520 is the company's cheapest Windows Phone 8 handset, delivering experiences normally only found in high-end smartphones, such as the same digital camera lenses found on the flagship Nokia Lumia 920, Nokia Music for free music out of the box and even offline, and the HERE location suite. A four-inch super sensitive touchscreen makes for a more responsive and immersive content experience than can usually be found at this price.

As for the other specs, we get a 1 GHz dual-core S4 processor, 512 MB of RAM, 8 GB of internal memory and a microSD slot. The 5 MP camera is with f/2.4 aperture, capable of HD 720p video, and has some neat tricks up its sleeve like Cinemagraph and Panorama. The battery is generous 1430 mAh, good for 9 hours of talk time in 3G mode, and 6 hours of Wi-Fi browsing.


The Nokia Lumia 520 comes in five colors, with an estimated starting price of EUR 139 (~$184), before taxes and subsidies. Roll-out is planned to begin in Q1 2013 in Hong Kong and Vietnam, before expanding broadly in Q2 to markets in Europe, Asia - including China and India - Latin America and Africa. The Nokia Lumia 520 is also planned to roll out in the United States with T-Mobile as the Lumia 521.

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posted on 25 Feb 2013, 02:28

1. SIGPRO (Posts: 348; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)


The Nokia event ended wtf no Nokia pureview phone?
Well that sucks!

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 02:32 15

3. MarioGomez (banned) (Posts: 40; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Johnnokia was right when he told us about the story of Nokia is secretly building its own operating system.
Nokia will not release the full pureview on Lumia.

It will do so on its new upcoming Nokia OS

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 02:37 7

4. Laura90 (banned) (Posts: 20; Member since: 24 Feb 2013)


John was right.
Yes. New Nokia OS is Nokia plan B, in case of WP fail.
They are waiting for the sale rate of Lumia.
Nokia will not use all its coins for WP.

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 02:45 6

8. MarioGomez (banned) (Posts: 40; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Before MWC we heard rumors from Nokia board members told us that Nokia will keep its pureview technology to its new OS.
This is plan B.

Nokia is working since 3 years on a new operating system.
This year is tentative to see how wp sells.

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 02:40 2

5. dickwyn (Posts: 552; Member since: 07 May 2012)


WHAT ?!

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 02:42

6. SIGPRO (Posts: 348; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)


I still think Nokia might go for Sailfish, Meego is 1 of the os ever!

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 02:44 1

7. Hemoroid (Posts: 72; Member since: 13 Feb 2013)


I also heard about it. Codename is "symbian pamela a"
I hope Samsung buys nokia and shuts it down

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 02:46 11

9. MarioGomez (banned) (Posts: 40; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Is hemoroid the new sh!t of the idiot troll?
Stop trolling and get a life.
Damn

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 02:52 3

11. SIGPRO (Posts: 348; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)


Dude get a life, of wait your life sucks because of your hemeroids, you can't sit properly!

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 03:06 1

13. SamsungFan (Posts: 201; Member since: 16 Apr 2012)


I wish it'll be true

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 13:26

19. ZeroCide (Posts: 678; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)


I hope someone buys you and shut you up.

posted on 26 Feb 2013, 17:32

21. akki20892 (Posts: 2667; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


can't wait to see best quality, fluid, faster and unique Nokia's OS......!!!

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 03:07 3

14. BitterTruth (unregistered)


so they are developing something that will compete android? Lets see o.O

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 02:29 8

2. MarioGomez (banned) (Posts: 40; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Lumia 520 will be a huge success for WP.
It is only $170.

Great

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 03:03 2

12. SamsungFan (Posts: 201; Member since: 16 Apr 2012)


Why lumia we could get a galaxy for that price. Anyway android is better than wp

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 03:44 4

15. husfus (Posts: 62; Member since: 21 Oct 2012)


but you still live in Milky way my friend

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 11:14 1

18. haseebzahid (Posts: 1775; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


ROFL any android mid range is far worse then LOW range WP8 if u see the benchmarks and live tests android is not made for low end at all they just stuck it by force. and this is one good thing about WP8 it stackups with most hardware quite nicely

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 06:12 1

16. BillyG (Posts: 304; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)


sure, if your definition of success is that nokia going to be able to sell all 520 units of that lumia 520...

posted on 26 Feb 2013, 04:31

20. SamsungFan (Posts: 201; Member since: 16 Apr 2012)


$170 + taxes

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 02:49 2

10. tusshharish (Posts: 334; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


the better cheaper cool midranger..........

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 08:10

17. Alpha135 (Posts: 3; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


Finally a replacement for my crappy 500 (the 510 was even worse)...

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