Nokia is reportedly planning a much need successor to famed Lumia 520. The success of Lumia 520, the world's most popular Windows Phone device, matters to Nokia and Microsoft respectively. Now the buzz is that Nokia might announce Lumia 525, music focused phone on October 22 at Nokia World.
The said phone is one among the six devices to be announced at Abu Dhabi on October 22. Codenamed Glee, it will most likely to be a successor to hit Lumia 520. Interestingly, the phone is said to be more inclined towards music. The internal specification of the supposed Lumia 525 is said to be similar to the existing Lumia 520.
According to famed Twitter sensation @evleaks, Nokia Glee is in fact a codename of upcoming Lumia 525. Moreover, Tom Warren of The Verge believes that for Nokia, the Lumia 525 will be more important than the Lumia 1525. As said earlier, it will be a low-end Windows Phone 8 phone with more focus on music as an incremental feature.
At a low price point, the South Korean giant Samsung is already offering a music centric Android powered phone - the Galaxy Music. Priced at Rs 5250, the Galaxy Music is a perfect low-end music focused phone. On the other hand handsets from HTC come bundled with Beats Audio, making them stand out in the competition.
It is to be seen whether Nokia Lumia 525 will break records, like its predecessor. Meanwhile, Nokia Lumia 929 is also said to be announced in the month of November( via Wpcentral). The phablet will have a 5-inch Full HD 1080p display and a 20MP rear facing camera at the back. It is to be noted that the Lumia 929 is expected to hit Verizon network in November.
Nokia Lumia 520: Why the success matters?
If the tech vendor wished to sell a handset at throw-away price, would you like to purchase one? Certainly, if the offer has been communicated in a right way consumer's interest in the said device will spike for sure. Nokia has managed to turnaround things, thanks to Lumia 520.
Once again Nokia Lumia 520 is the best selling Windows device in the world for months, as per a report published in WindowsITPro. In a report, it is stated that Lumia 520 is the most popular Windows device in the world, trouncing Windows PCs and tablets combined. Excerpts from the report given below:
"But Microsoft revealed an even more fascinating statistic about this device at its company meeting: The Lumia 520 is the best-selling Windows device in the world, a milestone that includes both PCs and tablets as well as phones."
The success of Nokia Lumia 520 is not restricted to any particular country or market. The biggest reason why Lumia 520 fared well around the world is because of its street price. With above average hardware, the team over at Nokia has achieved an unexpected victory. In India, Nokia Lumia 520 has been the most popular Windows Phone for the past several months.
Available at Rs. 8,450, the device has a mix of stable hardware, excellent warranty and repair guarantee from Nokia and catchy price-point. All these above mentioned factors led to the rise of Nokia Lumia series in the low-end market. Nokia controls the entire Windows Phone (85.4 %) market globally.
The Lumia 520 has a 4-inch WVGA display having 480 x 800 pixel resolution. The Windows Phone 8 powered phone is powered by a 1GHz dual core processor coupled with 512MB RAM and 8GB of ROM (expandable via a microSD card slot). There's a 5MP rear camera, while a front facing camera is missing. The makers have added a 1,430mAh Li Ion battery.
Windows Phone 8 comes out of the box. With GDR2 update, you can now tune to your favorite FM channels. Other connectivity options include: 3G, Wi-Fi, USB 2.0, Bluetooth 3.0, among other features.
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