Nokia showcased its brand new Windows 8 contenders - Lumia 720 and Lumia 520 - at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2013. UK retailer Clove has now shared availability and pricing details for these smartphones.
Nokia Lumia 720 is expected to be available starting April 1, 2013. At the time of launch, it will be available only in black colour option. The price for Nokia Lumia 720 has been listed at 299.99 Pounds (including all taxes and VAT) sans any contract.
As you may be aware, Nokia Lumia 720 sports a 4.3-inch display. The screen of Lumia 720 is protected by Gorilla Glass 2. Internally, the smartphone packs in Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chipset with a 1GHz dual-core processor. It comes with 512MB of RAM and 2,000mAh battery.
The device claims to deliver a high-end camera performance. It features a large f/1.9 aperture with Carl Zeiss optics that are designed to deliver bright, clear pictures day and night, and a HD-quality, wide-angle front-facing camera. Nokia Lumia 720 is also the first unibody smartphone to offer microSD support.
On the other hand, SIM-free Nokia Lumia 520 has been listed on Clove for 170 Pounds (including VAT and taxes). This smartphone too will be available starting April 1 in UK. At the time of launch, the colour options available for Lumia 520 are black and white.
It's noteworthy that Nokia Lumia 520 is being touted as the most affordable Windows Phone 8 device. This smartphone comes with 4-inch super sensitive touchscreen which the company believes will make it competitive with other budget smartphones. The display resolution of the smartphone is 480x800 pixels. Lumia 520 also comes with dual-core 1GHz Snapdragon processor with 512 MB of RAM. The internal storage available on the device is 8GB and can be expanded by another 64GB via microSD card.
There is a 1,430mAh battery on board Lumia 520, which as per company claims gives 9.60 hours of talk time and standby time of 15 days. It has a 5-megapixel autofocus rear camera. Camera features include Smart Shoot, CinemaGraph and more.