Nokia Lumia 510 now official: affordable Windows Phone with a 4-inch screen

Nokia Lumia 510 now official: affordable Windows Phone with a 4-inch screen
The Nokia Lumia 510, the Windows Phone handset that is expected to become Nokia’s most affordable one, has now finally gone official. Nokia took the wraps off the Lumia 510 in India, and it looks like a winner.

The device features a spacious 4-inch WVGA screen and a 5-megapixel auto-focus rear camera recording video in VGA resolution at 30fps. The Lumia 510 runs on Windows Phone Mango, but it will get updated to Windows Phone 7.8 bringing the new home screen with smaller live tiles. 

Being an affordable device, the handset runs on an 800MHz single-core Snapdragon S1 processor along with 256MB of RAM, and features 4GB of internal storage. Sadly, as a considerable downside those 4GB of built-in memory are not expandable.

The new Lumia 510 comes in the usual funky Nokia colors: red, yellow, cyan, white and black.

In comparison, one step up in the Windows Phone hierarchy, the Lumia 610 has a 3.7” WVGA display. This way, despite being a more affordable device, the new Lumia one ups its older brother in terms of display size.

With all of those compromises, you have to wonder what's the price on this. Good news is Nokia is setting the price at merely $199 off contract. The release date is set in November and initial markets include India, China, South America and Asia.

source: Nokia

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Lumia 510
  • Display 4.0" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S1, Single core, 800 MHz
  • Storage 4 GB
  • Battery 1300 mAh(8.4h 3G talk time)

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37 Comments

1. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

oh... i thought WP7.8... maybe the OS isnt ready yet!!! maybe they'll just give it as an update!

2. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

They should have made the handset with wp8 even if the price tag will change a bit if they had to modify the hardware for it to be compatible.

4. maverick786us

Posts: 157; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

WP8 will not be compatible with such a low hardware specs device

9. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 545; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

then better buy Sony xperia tipo OR Samsung galaxy music with android 4.1 instead of this crap.Android 4.1 is compatible with low hardware specs.Android rocks.

13. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

lol no!!! it take android to version 4.1 to make android UI comparable to the smoothness and zero laggyness of iOS and WP... so buying low end android is not a pleassure! and JB was made to be modern!

15. samystic

Posts: 241; Member since: Mar 25, 2012

you should not be here if Android is better... your 'interest' brought you here... samystic

19. maverick786us

Posts: 157; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

J.B will not work on anything less than dual core

24. insanoshaman

Posts: 9; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Doesn't Nexus S have JB?

35. predator93

Posts: 122; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

You are missing a point, this phone has much better display and cam(arguable) for the prize when compared to the android phones from mainstream brands in the same price range. But it compromises in storage space (no expansion). This phone is a great choice for people who are happy with 4 GB.

7. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

i think 7.8 will be like android 2.3 or GB coz a lot of phones still powers by GB instead of ICS...coz i think WP8 isnt really compatible for very low end specs yet! and 7.8 will be like a low version of WP8... there's mass storage and BT transfer...but i wish memory card slot though...

29. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

I thought Nokia's press release indicated a 4"-diagonal screen, not 3.7"?

3. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

yay! Getting this phone for my sis....

5. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

actually here in the philippines, one of the retailer and i think nokia philippines too already cut the price of the 3 lumias---610,710 and 800.... price php6850 or US$ 167 for 610, php8350 or US$ 203 for 710 and the best price drop is lumia 800 for only php 13500 or US$329 from php23500 or US$573.... http://www.ilonggotechblog.com/2012/10/price-drop-get-nokia-lumia-800-lumia.html#.UIZFQPeKKd8 but i think 510 is better than 610... i mean its already at 4" screen size!

8. dnyalexander

Posts: 10; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

I think the lumia 710 is a better option. it's just $190 on amazon and has better specs.

11. shadez10

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

Indeed... 710 is way better... Same specs with lumia 800..

6. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

yay! Getting this phone for my sis....

26. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4767; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Two similar comments??? I bet you have two sis...:P

30. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

lol no... dunno how did this happen. Likely my mobile browser should be the convict :(

33. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4767; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Kidding man...happens with me too!! Chill!! :D

10. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

That's why I love Nokia..! It's the only company that actually respects India!

12. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

and the rest of the world

27. maverick786us

Posts: 157; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

Nokia will always be respected in Europe. Galaxy phones are only temporary hype. With the release of Lumia 920. Nokia will get its grip back on European market. For North American market it has serious challange while competiting with Apple

14. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

True... India has played a major role in sustaining Nokia in recent days. While company is faced numerous challenges in selling phones in developed countries, the Asha and entry level phones still sell well here. Though I see more and more people buying smartphones in India now. Hopefully Nokia would do well here as always!

18. No_Nonsense unregistered

Nokia, RIM and Sammy are the only companies that are bothered about India.

23. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

Apple is the worst.. They price their products sKy high here in India..(Literally I mean it) HTC is also not the best I mean they too price their smartphones high as compared to other countries..

25. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

Right... One would see Nokia and Samsung TV ads all the time on TVs. There are no promotions by APPLE,HTC,MOTOROLA(it's actually a FAIL in india)

36. predator93

Posts: 122; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

I heard that Motorola are planning to pull out of India, I hope Iam wrong though. I have seen Apple 's commercials, they probably air it only on the month of their product launch. I have also seen some LG ads recently(L series). But i agree I have never seen a htc advertisement till date.

37. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

let the go away..I don't realy like motorola with their locked bootloaders.. I haven't seen any Apple ad. on tv till now...nevaa... although u r right LG have promoted their cheap L series smartphones here in India..

31. Mobile-X-Pert

Posts: 565; Member since: Dec 20, 2010

Yeah, Nokia is the only company that offers turn-by-turn navigation in the caribbean.

16. DLUVPARMAR

Posts: 50; Member since: Oct 19, 2012

Yupp...I am Indian n I love my asha 300...n I also love my Lumia 710..NOKIA ROCKKS AGAIN...

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