Nokia Lumia 720 shows all, inside and out to the FCC, AT&T to get the first run?
We have already seen hints the device will be offered up in the UK beginning April 1st with an expected price tag of about £249.99 (£299.99 w/VAT or $448). We also caught wind of what the Lumia 720 might fetch €379 ($492) in Germany, but no release date is known.
Now, the 720 has shown the FCC all the goods, submitted this past Monday. Word has it that AT&T will get the first go-around with the device then other interested carriers will pick up the goods very shortly thereafter. However, based on what we outlined in our own product specifications page, and confirmed as we browsed through the SAR report, this device will not be arriving on Verizon, Sprint or any other CDMA carrier in the US, nor does the device support T-Mobile’s 1700MHz AWS frequency band. However, T-Mobile has been making big moves deploying HSPA+ in its 1900MHz PCS band.
There is no LTE support for the device, but the trade off is a very capable handset, packing a lot of premium features without breaking the bank. We think that is a winning combination, except for the fact that AT&T already carries the Lumia 820. The off contract prices for the Lumia 720 in the UK and Germany are markedly higher than the full $399 retail price of the Lumia 820, so it will be interesting to see how that plays out.
sources: FCC via SlashGear
Nokia Lumia 720 on the inside
1. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6369; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
Nice device nokia but dont like the white phone color
14. asseek (Posts: 164; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)
thumbing u down, just because u don't like the white color? lol
2. Landmarkcm (Posts: 423; Member since: 11 Aug 2009)
Ill gladly take one unlocked to use on Tmobile monthly. Don't know why tmobile didn't go directly for this instead of the junky 521 which doesn't even have a flash on the camera. Yet they advertise the camera lenses etc on the 521 but it's gonna be pretty useless in low light.
3. Ruckus (Posts: 276; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)
Its a nice entry level phone but no LTE? Thats crazy..
5. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)
It's a developing world phone, and LTE is still rare in most 3rd world nations
9. Marcus_h (Posts: 44; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
Yes -and LTE has only very recently been rolled out in places like the UK
6. Bernoulli (Posts: 1443; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)
Not really, at&t will consume a lot of data, and at&t isn't unlimited data so not missing much there, plus their lte conversion falls short compared with Verizon
4. N-fanboy (Posts: 538; Member since: 12 Jan 2013)
The 4th best camera on a smartphone out there... After the 808pureview, Lumia920, and the Htc one but still mid range
7. Sterijoana (Posts: 32; Member since: 18 Feb 2013)
Do some research, boy. It's camera is better than HTC one.
15. Bernoulli (Posts: 1443; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)
Better than the htc one? ! Hahaha no way dude, look up comparison videos, 720 kills it
8. nightmare (Posts: 28; Member since: 25 Nov 2011)
The 720 is a nice phone but nokia will ruin its success if thats how they will sell it off contract.Its almost the same price as the galaxy s3 will be soon after s4 is launched!!! Nokia cant compete with s3 unless they fix that price
13. -box- (Posts: 3778; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
If it's around $200-300 off-contract, and the S3 drops to around $500 from its current $700 (MSRP) that's still a huge difference.
16. Bernoulli (Posts: 1443; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)
Yes they can, retard, you get the s3 cheap because you're signing a 2 year agreement to pay 107 $ a month (some people pay more, this is unlimited talk text and 2 gigabytes, no insurance) but when bought off contract you can use it with h2o and pay 40 $ a month, in just 10 months you'd save an average of 600 $ so no winning there with a gs3
10. Marcus_h (Posts: 44; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
If LTE isn't a consideration, this is nicer than the 820 I think - lighter, thinner, and the camera appears better (less MP, but better f-stop, and BSI which I don't think the 820 is).
11. -box- (Posts: 3778; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
If it's the same as the international version (no LTE), then I would imagine this would be for AT&T's prepaid GoPhone service, rather than a contract device. Great choice, if so, since it offers a better camera than the 900 or 820 and the same screen tech as its 920 sibling.
Also, this AT&T getting first-dibs is really frustrating. T-Mobile is the only carrier to offer a Nokia continuously, even during Nokia's darker time a few years ago, yet they get the mid-tier offerings. And buying the international version or an unlocked AT&T unit isn't great either since the 1900MHz band isn't widely deployed.