Following the success of Nokia’s high end Lumia range this year, the Finnish company has today announced the release of two new Lumia devices, aimed at the mid-range buyer. The two phones, the Lumia 520 and Lumia 720, both support the Windows Phone 8 OS, and offer the same bright colours and dynamic home screens as the Lumia 820 and 920.
A key feature of the Lumia 720 is its camera, which, like the more expensive Lumia models, has Carl Zeiss optics, making the phone stand out from other smartphones in the mid-range market. Following on from Nokia’s innovative wireless charging technology, the 720 comes with the option to add wireless charging using a snap on wireless charging case.
|Nokia Lumia 720|
The Lumia 520, on the other hand, has become Nokia’s cheapest phone that supports the Windows Phone 8 OS. Also available in five colours, including red, cyan, black, white and yellow, the Lumia 520 has a 4 inch super-sensitive touch screen and the same high quality camera as the flagship model.
|Nokia Lumia 520|
The Lumia 720 is said to be released out in Hong Kong, Vietnam and Singapore in the next few weeks, with a launch spreading to Europe, Asia, Africa, China and India in Q2 of 2013. The device will market at €249 (£218). The Lumia 520, however, will be sold at €139 (£121) and will become available in the UK at around the same time as the Lumia 720. Both phones have a brilliant set of specs, though, and at just over £120, the Lumia 520 certainly isn’t one to be sniffed at.
Written by Charlotte Kertrestel