Nokia has officially announced yet another addition to the growing Lumia family, this time the Lumia 620 that’s aimed at bringing the joys of Windows Phone 8 to the lower end of the market.
Billed as the "most affordable in its range of Windows Phone 8 smartphones", Nokia’s Lumia 620 is as bright and colourful as its older, pricier siblings, but with a more modest set of specs in a smaller and, in our view at least, much cuter form factor.
Highlights include a 3.8-inch ClearBlack LCD display of an 800 x 400 resolution, a 1GHz dual core processor with an Adreno 220 GPU and 512MB of RAM and a none-too-shabby five-megapixel shooter with LED flash that records videos at 720p HD.
Elsewhere there is 8GB of on board storage, which is expandable through a microSD slot (a welcome addition, we must say) and a front-facing VGA for making video calls and whathaveyou.
It also comes pre-installed with several essential and rather useful apps, such as Nokia Drive for free turn-by-turn voice-guided driving navigation, and Nokia Music, which offers free music streaming similar to Spotify Radio.
"We continue to execute on our strategy to reach new audiences and new markets," said Jo Harlow, executive vice president at Nokia Smart Devices.
"With its innovative design, the latest Windows Phone 8 software and signature experiences from Nokia, like Nokia lenses, Nokia Maps and Nokia Music, the Nokia Lumia 620 is a highly competitive smartphone at this price point."
The Lumia 620 will go on sale in January 2013 in Asia, followed by Europe and the Middle East shortly after. Alas that mean it’ll miss the holiday period, as it would have no doubt made an excellent Christmas present.
As with previous Lumia phones, there’ll be an array of colours to choose from, including cyan, lime green, orange, magenta, yellow (our favourite), white and black. Although pricing has not been cemented yet it’s expected to cost the region of $249 (£155).
Stay tuned for more information regarding the Lumia 620 in the weeks to come.