Nokia Lumia 505 teased, wants to become its cheapest Windows Phone yet

Nokia has just unveiled the affordable mid-ranger Lumia 620, but to get Windows Phone to even more people it needs cheaper devices. And that’s where the Nokia Lumia 505 comes in.

The Lumia 505 has not yet been officially announced, but judging by this recent leak this would soon happen. The device is said to launch first and exclusively in Mexico

The upcoming Windows Phone device was teased on Facebook with the following specs:

“[A] 3.5 – 4 inch WVGA display, 800 MHz single-core processor, 256MB of RAM, and 4GB of internal memory.”

Those should push it closer to the low end Android devices, but still it’s clear that Android covers much greater depths in the low end than Windows Phone can at the moment.

The Lumia 505 is shown in red, and we wouldn’t be surprised to see it in the typically vibrant colors that Nokia devices have. How does such an affordable device look to you?

source: Telcel via The Next Web

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25 Comments

1. flexile

Posts: 78; Member since: Jun 03, 2012

I assume it will be around $4000 (pesos, mxn), which should be around $320 dls. However, Nokia 510 costs $3200 pesos here, so there might be a possiblity for 505 to be even cheaper, which would be rare due to it's 8mpx camera.

11. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

it looks nice for a low-end phone. but nokia has eveer had problems reaching out to the economy class, it lost its footing in the premier segment. thats what nokia needs to focus on with winners like Lumia 920

2. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Wait...i thought 620 was the cheapest. Wow, Nokia is really bringing it on!! Great news!!

3. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

This is probably WP7.8 vs WP8 of 620.

4. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

From what i see, the WP integration on the home screen, it's WP8. Unless Nokia is just promoting it regardless of the OS used in the 505!

6. Amro_

Posts: 12; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

I think it's WP7.8 since it has the old Office logo

7. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Oh, i missed that spot!! :D Thanks...

5. redmd

Posts: 1936; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

it's WP 7.8 version of the uber cheap Nokia 510

8. Thephonegeek

Posts: 118; Member since: Nov 22, 2012

It's false.

9. askbingask

Posts: 22; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

Nokia's design is always killer

21. raunak

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 12, 2011

somehow, nokia manages to create devices with good (also different) designs even if they are aiming for low or mid-range

10. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

wow Folks Nokia is really pushing Windows smart phones to be sold at all levels but how well will they work and folks will they continue to sell the Nokia lumia 800 and 900 smart phones and at a lower cost because they are single core CPU smart phones . I hope that Nokia puts Dual core CPU electronics and a high definition screen into the The Nokia Lumia 800 and 900 bodies to create a second high end smart phone with a high definition screen .the powerful Lumia 920 is the only Nokia smart phone to have a high definition screen to compete with the Iphones and Android smart phones. what a shame too because both the Lumia 800 and 900 are smaller easier to handle smart phones than a big honking more expensive Lumia 920. not everyone wants a super sized smart phone.

12. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Wont run Angry Birds with only 256MB of ram, whoops!

13. znellu

Posts: 82; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

I guess it's fake.

17. flexile

Posts: 78; Member since: Jun 03, 2012

I live in Mexico and I can tell you that it is not fake.

22. znellu

Posts: 82; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

If not, then good for you guys..

14. znellu

Posts: 82; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

I guess it's fake.

15. cdgoin

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 28, 2010

After playing with my sons 8X and 810, and my DVP.. I REALLY think from a "regular customer" they wouldnt be able to tell the difference between 7.8 and 8. So using 7.8 (Given by MS to Nokia for pennies) on entry phones, makes the 8 phones that much more of a status phone in those countries.. Makes a lot of sense.

16. Lauticol

Posts: 404; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

it's me or it doesn't have any LED flash?

18. flexile

Posts: 78; Member since: Jun 03, 2012

No, it doesn't. Kind of a waste of camera if you ask me.

24. Lauticol

Posts: 404; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

yeah, 8Mpx and no flash. What were they thinking?

19. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

windows phone what? 7.8? if they want to compete with low end android, they better add memory card slot on that thing!

20. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

and the picture tells that its WP8.. great nokia

23. jibraihimi

Posts: 807; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

8MP camera for this, and only 5MP for lumia 620

25. flexile

Posts: 78; Member since: Jun 03, 2012

Confirmed: It will run WP 7.8 (most likely WP 7.5 with a future update in Jan-Feb).

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