Nokia Lumia 525 Officially Unveiled: How is it Different from Lumia 520?

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Since Nokia is competing against the likes of Samsung, there was an urgency to bring another version of Lumia 520, to maintain the growth story of the brand. Thus, Nokia has finally unleashed the successor to mega popular Lumia 520 - the Nokia Lumia 525.

The Lumia 525 is yet another budget Windows Phone 8 running smartphone. Engadget informs that the Lumia 525 will be made available in Africa, Asia Pacific and Middle East.

However, Nokia hasn't indicated at what point of time they will bring the Lumia 525 in the Indian market. However, luckily, GizBot spotted the Lumia 525 on Nokia India's official website under "Coming Soon" tag. So, it appears that Nokia has already decided to launch the latest Lumia 525 in India in the coming days. Watch this space for more!

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Nokia Lumia 525 Officially Unveiled
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Nokia Lumia 525 - What About Specifications?

Nokia Lumia 525 is simple and plain looking handset. The phone appears to be convincing at first sight. The handset comes with a 4-inch display having a resolution of WVGA IPS LCD display having a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. The Lumia 525 is powered by a 1GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor coupled with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory, which can be expanded up to 64GB via a microSD card slot.

Also, you will get free 7GB of cloud storage. There's a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera without flash, and even a front-facing camera is missing. Moreover, the device comes with Nokia Smart Cam app that let you edit photos in style.

The phone also comes pre-loaded with HERE maps. Users can even change the rear-back covers, as per their taste and color (Yellow, Orange and White) liking. Nokia has added a 1430mAh battery which can give up to 17 hours of talk time, and up to 336 hours of standby time. Other connectivity options include: 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS, and amongst other features.

The exact price and release date is not revealed for India as well other countries. GizBot expect the device to priced around Rs.10,000 in India with either December or January first week release date. As Nokia has confirmed on its official global page that Lumia 525 is heading to select countries in Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific.

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Nokia Lumia 525 vs Lumia 520: What's the Difference?

Nokia's cheapest Windows 8 Phone: the Lumia 520, continues to sell in large number despite its not so aspiring specifications. Launched earlier this year, the Nokia Lumia 520 is the best selling Windows device, selling more units than any other Windows machine.

Comparing it with Lumia 525, both devices have similar styled specifications and features. But the biggest highlight of the Lumia 525 is the addition of 1GB RAM and 8GB of internal memory. In context to the Indian market, where domestic handset makers are already selling dual-core phones powered by Android under Rs. 7,000; Nokia need to rethink the pricing of Lumia 525 to garner better response.

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