Nokia has outed a fresh, budget-priced addition to its range of Lumia smartphones, as it bids to regain its dominance of the low-cost handset sector.
Revealed two weeks or so after the top-end 41-megapixel touting Lumia 1020, the Lumia 625 is an altogether more modest affair, with a five-megapixel rear-facing camera and VGA front-facing snapper that’s not about to win any awards from Amateur Photographer magazine.
But it’s not all bad. Especially given that the Lumia 625, which is Nokia’s sixth phone of 2013 so far, looks like it'll come in at £200 or so when bought on pay as you go.
Like its more costly forbear, it offers 4G network support for super fast browsing and an expensive 4.7-inch screen that’s larger, but decidedly less pixel-perfect.
And there’s Windows Phone 8 on board too, which means all the customisable live tiles you can handle, complete with the Nokia Lumia Amber Hub update.
Completing the feature set is a 1.2-GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor, 512MB RAM and a microSD card support to allow you to boost storage by up to 64GB.
EE, the UK’s sole 4G carrier, has confirmed it is ranging the Lumia 625 “soon” and will also offer the handset through its Orange and T-Mobile sister brands.
Nicola Shenton, head of devices at EE, said: “4G is incredibly important for the future of mobile in the UK, and EE is at the forefront.
“With the new Lumia 625, Nokia is helping to bring even more affordable, quality 4G devices to the market which will ensure 4G experiences are available to a broader audience.”