Nokia announces its third Windows Phone, the Lumia 620

Nokia Lumia 620This year Nokia has already released the Lumia 820 and Lumia 920, both of which use Microsoft’s new Windows Phone 8 operating system, and it has now added a third model to the group, the Lumia 620. As you can probably guess by the model number, it’s placed at the more affordable end of the market, and therefore has a more humble spec list.

The screen measures 3.8-inches with a 480 x 800 pixel resolution, and the device is powered by a 1GHz, dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor. While this isn’t one of the flashier chips seen in the Lumia 920 and some of its rivals, it’s still one of Qualcomm’s latest range and should provide excellent performance.

On the rear of the phone is a 5 megapixel camera with an LED flash, and Nokia has added some new software for budding photographers to play around with, including a burst mode and Cinemagraph, where animations can be added to still pictures. Other Lumia 620 features include 512MB of RAM, a forward facing VGA video call camera and NFC.

There’s nothing humble about the Lumia 620’s design or colour schemes though, as there are several rear covers in some very bright colours to choose from, and the phone is equally as good looking as its more expensive peers.

Nokia will put the Lumia 620 on sale in Asia first, where it’ll arrive in January next year, but expect it to appear in Europe soon afterwards. The approximate price is $249 according to the press release, which equates to about £155.

About Andrew Boxall

Andy's fascination with mobile tech began in the 90s, at a time when SMS messages were considered cutting edge, but it would be at least a decade before he would put finger-to-keyboard as a freelance tech writer. In the interim he wrote about travel, formulated strong opinions about films and drove a series of audacious cars