Nokia to offer a dual-SIM variant of the Lumia 625

Nokia to offer a dual-SIM variant of the Lumia 625
Nokia’s Lumia 625 offers a large screen, competent hardware with solid Nokia build quality, and an affordable price point at €220 ($290) before applicable taxes. Some of the specifications are middle-of-the-road, but paired with the Windows Phone operating system, it is sure to feel like a winner.

The differentiating factor of the Lumia 625 compared to all other Nokia Windows Phone handsets is that it sports the largest display in its line up with a 4.7-inch screen. It looks like Nokia is gearing up to offer another differentiating feature to its newest Lumia.

That new feature would be support for dual-SIM cards. Nokia Lebanon tweeted a picture of a white Lumia 625 with the comment, “It’s a smartphone, it’s Dual Sim and it’s golden… Can you guess its name?”

We are not going to pretend that we are as smart as Stephen Hawking, but it sure looks like a Lumia 625 to us. Perhaps it will earn its own nomenclature, like the Lumia 625D or Lumia 62x. Your guess is as good as ours.

sources: Nokia Lebanon (Twitter) via My Nokia Blog


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20 Comments

1. Sesameopen

Posts: 109; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

Not even HD resolution with low PPI, don't know how the screen would look irl :/

2. jedpatrickdatu

Posts: 169; Member since: Jan 24, 2013

Low-budget consumers with Ashas and Galaxy Ys seem to manage with 155ppi-133ppi. I'm sure the 625's 201ppi will be enough.

3. Sesameopen

Posts: 109; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

I had an ipod touch 3g, which is 170 something PPI, after getting my first motorola photon q, the screen looked terrible :/

6. jedpatrickdatu

Posts: 169; Member since: Jan 24, 2013

The 625 is supposed to be for developing countries, where many of its citizens can't afford to be spoiled by expensive Retina displays. I'm Filipino and most of my friends don't even notice how low-res their 133ppi Galaxy Y screens are even when I point it out. They even tell me that the screen is great and they don't get what I'm complaining about. They also understand that it's a budget phone and they are willing to live with many comprimises. I also had a Nokia C2-03 which had 155 PPI, and while the quality wasn't breathtaking, I was able to manage, cause, well, I'm poor. :)

7. Sesameopen

Posts: 109; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

That explains how you have internet connection! :D

8. jedpatrickdatu

Posts: 169; Member since: Jan 24, 2013

A very laggy internet connection. Sorry about that, I'm not that poor, perhaps more of middle-low class. A survey in India a while back showed that 59% of households have mobile phones while only 47% have toilets. You can see how much it matters for them to stay connected and they are willing to live with comprimise. http://economy.money.cnn.com/2012/03/14/in-india-more-cell-phones-than-toilets/

9. Sesameopen

Posts: 109; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

50% toilets. DAYUMM..... Less than 50% of FAMILIES have access to a toilet ouch.

15. theminolaboy

Posts: 128; Member since: May 18, 2013

You nailed it, Jed! A fellow Filipino here and the heck with pixel densities. iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 cost an arm and a leg here in the Philippines, folks. That is why people here aren't complaining about pixel densities. Some people are even contented in having feature phones. Saying that doesn't mean that you won't see expensive gadgets, though. People buy phone's for its full price and I did not even experience a single subsidized phone in my life.

12. Seo_Joo_Hyun

Posts: 65; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

did you see the Galaxy Grand ?

14. Sesameopen

Posts: 109; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

Ikr, my first thought was 5", not bad, then I saw 480, Then I saw the 180 PPI and threw up all over the keyboard.

20. Seo_Joo_Hyun

Posts: 65; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

xD IKR

4. jedpatrickdatu

Posts: 169; Member since: Jan 24, 2013

I'm confused with the "golden" part. Is it just a complement to the 625 or is it related to a new feature?

5. justsayit

Posts: 256; Member since: May 09, 2013

why look like lumia 720? =___= i want lumia 725 or g2 or nokia upcoming phablet

10. adit38

Posts: 25; Member since: Jul 02, 2013

I'll buy dual sim of 720

11. adit38

Posts: 25; Member since: Jul 02, 2013

I'll buy dual sim of 720

13. Antonyjoseph

Posts: 217; Member since: Apr 06, 2013

This would ba obviously targeted at the galaxy grand which has the same screen resolution and at present costs more than the Lumia 720 (MiddleEast). How come nobody complains about the 480 X 800 screen resolution of S2plus, S3mini, Galaxy grand etc all of which are selling at a higher price?

16. theminolaboy

Posts: 128; Member since: May 18, 2013

and I have the same question as well. Some 'Galaxies' sports a horribly lower pixel densities than Lumias but why the heck people aren't complaining about it? Can someone explain to me what's happening to our beloved planet?

17. gazmatic

Posts: 822; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

because to some people samsung can do no wrong they are diehard apologists the device can literally lag a full three seconds in their face and they will say something like "that is because it is chockload with features unlike...." sad sad sad

18. ItsMyChoice

Posts: 37; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

because they are fanboys. They will not accept.

19. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

Sammy won't pay their employees to criticize their own low-res devices on PA ;o)

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