Nokia has just announced the successor to Lumia 620, one of the several mid-range WP8 phones from the Finnish giant. Lumia 625 was teased and leaked heavily before today’s official announcement. The phone will come with a 4.7-inch WVGA screen, powered by a 1.2 GHZ dual core Snapdragon S4 Plus processor and 512 MB of RAM, and comes with a 5MP rear camera with autofocus and VGA camera on the front.
This mid-range WP8 smartphone comes in variety of colors, true to Lumia style – orange, green, yellow, black and white, with the changeable back shells. As with other mid-range WP8 devices, Lumia 625 comes with a meager 8 GB of internal storage and 512 MB of RAM, which means some of the apps stay incompatible as was the case with Lumia 620. Also, it features a bigger (non-removable) 2000 mAh battery, required to power the bigger 4.7-inch screen on the Lumia 625.
Nokia Lumia 625 Specifications
- Screen: 4.7-inch IPS LCD WVGA (800×480), 201 PPI
- Gorilla Glass 2
- Network: GSM, CDMA, 4G LTE
- 512MB RAM,
- 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 (MSM 8930)
- 5MP Rear Facing Camera
- VGA Front Facing Camera,
- Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi and GPS,
- 2000 mAh Battery
It’s tough to understand the need for Lumia 625 at this time. Probably, Nokia is trying to fight the phablet game by competing at mid-range levels, rather than the high-end space. As we saw in the recent Q2 earnings sheet, the low-end and mid-end devices, specially Lumia 520 and Lumia 720 have been doing extremely well for Nokia. Also, Stephen Elop had recently clarified that the company is looking at 6-8 months of upgrade cycles for all devices.
The Nokia Lumia 625 will be available with an estimated retail price of 220 Euros before taxes and subsidies. It is planned to begin selling in China, Europe, Asia Pacific, India, Middle East, Africa and Latin America in Q3 2013.