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Lumia 520

Lumia 720
New Windows Phone 8 smartphones from Nokia

Nokia has unveiled a pair of new Windows Phone 8 smartphones at MWC 2013. The first of the new smartphones is the Lumia 520, which has a four-inch IPS touchscreen display (800x480).
 
The phone uses a Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor operating at 1GHz, 512 MB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage, and a microSD card slot for storage expansion. The battery has 1430 mAh of power promising 9.6 hours of 3G talk time. The phone operates on GSM and WCDMA networks. Other features include integrated Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, and a 3.5 mm audio connector.

The 520 measures 119.9 mm x 64 mm x 9.9 mm and weighs 124 grams.

The second the smartphone is the Lumia 720. This phone has a 4.3-inch IPS display with a resolution of 800 x 480. The phone measures 127.9 mm x 67.5 mm x 9 mm and weighs 128 g. Both Bluetooth 3.0 and Wi-Fi are integrated, and the phone has NFC technology. Other features include integrated GPS, a 6.7-megapixel rear camera, and a front camera.

The internal battery 2000 mAh battery promises up to 13.4 hours of 3G talk time. The Lumia 720 supports wireless charging with an accessory cover.

Like the Lumia 520, the Lumia 720 has a dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor operating at 1GHz, 512 MB of RAM, 8 GB of storage, and a microSD card slot for storage expansion.
 
Nokia also says that the phone is fitted with enterprise security features making the device appropriate for corporate environments.
 
Pricing, carriers, and availability for the devices are unknown at this time.

Sources: Nokia [1], [2]



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budget phones
By agent2099 on 2/25/2013 10:41:06 AM , Rating: 3
These are low-budget phones, should be free on contract.




RE: budget phones
By agent2099 on 2/25/2013 10:43:46 AM , Rating: 2
Also, when is Microsoft going to catch up and start offering high density pixel displays. Apple has been doing it for over two years and so has google, and now android is a stepping it up to 1080P this year.

800x480 welcome to when, 2009?


RE: budget phones
By Reclaimer77 on 2/25/13, Rating: 0
RE: budget phones
By datdamonfoo on 2/25/2013 11:03:13 AM , Rating: 5
Lumia 920 has a pixel density of 332PPI. That's more than the iPhone 5.


RE: budget phones
By spread on 2/25/2013 2:59:54 PM , Rating: 2
I can't wait for the phones that have 600ppi pixel density. Then I can use a microscope to see all that detail.


RE: budget phones
By FITCamaro on 2/25/2013 11:07:12 AM , Rating: 3
Because everyone needs a 1080p 5" screen when they can't even resolve pixels that small.


RE: budget phones
By ShieTar on 2/27/2013 8:52:35 AM , Rating: 2
Not resolving the pixel is considered to be a good thing by most people. Allows you to drop any effort for computational AA, since you get biological super-sampling.


RE: budget phones
By jimbojimbo on 2/25/2013 11:45:52 AM , Rating: 2
Microsoft isn't offering any phones at all.


RE: budget phones
By txDrum on 2/25/2013 1:08:31 PM , Rating: 3
Phones tend to skimp on displays when they cost 140 and 240$??? If a 140$ phone has a 720P display, why on earth does the iPhone 5 and GS3 not support 4K at 5-900$?

These are probably going to do really, really well for people and even kids whose parents were reluctant to get them an expensive phone. Windows phone is definitely smoother than low-end Android, and since Apple doesn't have an iPhone mini, these should do really well.


RE: budget phones
By spread on 2/25/2013 3:01:36 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
why on earth does the iPhone 5 and GS3 not support 4K at 5-900$


If you can physically see 4K of detail on a 4" screen without a magnifying glass I will give you $10,000.


RE: budget phones
By ShieTar on 2/27/2013 9:07:54 AM , Rating: 2
Thats about the size of a fine blonde hair. Generally possible to see without a magnifier if you have good eyes. Of course, counting hairs that are touching will not be possible due to lack of resolution, but thats the point. You want your pixel to be significantly smaller than the resolution of your eye, so you don't get any aliasing-effects.

4 Pixel per arcminute should generally do the trick, so if you use the phone in 30cm (12 inch) distance, go for 20 µm pixels. Thats 1270 ppi, and still only half the print resolution of a high-quality magazine.


RE: budget phones
By Mitch101 on 2/25/2013 4:04:29 PM , Rating: 2
I wonder if these are built like the 920 just lower specs.

920 touchscreen works with gloves which is great in cold weather, also its nearly indestructible, and I would be positive it used the Nokia maps which doesn't require constant carrier data connection saving data charges.


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