Nokia at MWC 2013: Lumia 720, 520 Powered By Windows Phone 8, Nokia 105 and 301

By Anuj Bhatia

    Nokia is facing harsh criticism for not being able to save its glorified image. But now it looks like, the company is undoubtedly flashing its tall ambitions at the ongoing Mobile Word Congress (MWC) 2013. The Finnish giant has unveiled plethora of phones to claim back its lost crown from Samsung in the budget handset market.

    At the Barcelona event today, the company announced four handsets including mid-range Lumia 720, 520 running on Windows Phone 8 and cheap entry levet handsets including Nokia 105 and 301.


    Two of them are mid-ranged Windows Phone 8 handsets and other two are ultra cheap with basic connectivity facilities. Surprisingly, Nokia did not mention about 41-mega pixel thing coming to next-gen Lumia devices. It was also said that the Finnish giant is prepping to unveil updated Asha range. Lets take a look at the aspects of each handset individually.

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    Nokia Lumia 720

    As speculated, the company took wraps from the Nokia Lumia 720. The devices comes with a 4.3-inch Clear Black display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, Dual Core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor , 512MB of RAM , 8GB of internal storage , NFC, Wi-Fi and 2000mAh battery. The biggest talking point of this device is its camera. The camera is indeed super freak. The device has a 6.7-mega pixel shooter on the rear with f/1.9 lens and 1.3 -mega pixel camera on the front. The handset will hit Asia first for €249. Expected release date - Q2 2013.

    Nokia Lumia 520

    Looking for an affordable Windows Phone 8 powered handset? So, get straight to Nokia store. This time Nokia has launched cheapest WP8 handset with an estimated price of $180. It is especially targeted towards China and India. Specs wise, it's a decent attempt. The device has a 4-inch WVGA display (480 x 800), 512MB of RAM, 1 GHz dual core processor, a 5-mega pixel camera (rear), 8GB of internal memory (expandable), and 1,430mAh battery. Expected date - Q2 2013


    Nokia 105 and 301

    The Nokia 301 is phone running on S40 platform. It has a 2.4-inch display, 3G connectivity and a 3.2-mega pixel camera. Interestingly, the camera comes with bunch of features including panoramic mode. What else you expect from $85 phone. It will be available in dual SIM option as well. It will be available in as many as 120 countries.

    The Nokia 105 is an entry level phone. Nokia says that it can run for 35 days nonstop on a single charge. The device will cost consumers $20.

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