A £170 price for the Nokia Lumia 520 and it’s release date via Clove in the UK have been announced and the handset gets a similar tag as it did for all of Europe, a label that’s inclusive of taxes. It comes with Windows Phone 8 for an OS and brings along the platform’s interesting attributes such as live tiles. It is expected out shortly in other markets including those in North America, Asia and Africa.
When talking of the device, the variety of colors that compliment its live tile showing adds to its appeal. Sadly, it will be released on Clove in black and white options only, with no word on whether other colors will be made available in future. Bringing content to users is a 4-inch IPS display which offers visuals at a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels.
There is a 5MP camera on the back with auto focus, capable of capturing video in 720p format, but it lacks a flash. A few scene modes have been thrown in as well. The internals of the device are governed by a dual core Snapdragon S4 processor ticking at 1GHz and 512MB of RAM, while there is 8GB of on-board storage with expansion possible by up to 64GB via microSD card.
In terms of connectivity, Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi and 3G come to the rescue. What it hides under the surface is a 1,430mAh Li-ion battery which is claimed can deliver almost 15 hours of talk time on 2G or a little over 9.5 hours on 3G. The handset can also go for about 360 hours on standby when connected to 3G networks.
The Nokia Lumia 520 will be made available starting on April 1, 2013. A post of the official Clove blog says that with these details confirmed, those who order the device will be charged immediately, but can still cancel their booking before it ships.
Some of the handset’s key specifications have been listed out below.
– Windows Phone 8 OS
– 4-inch IPS LCD display
– 800 x 480 pixel screen resolution
– 5MP camera with auto focus
– 1GHz dual core Snapdragon S4 processor
– 512MB of RAM
– 8GB of internal storage
– Up to 64GB of expandable memory via microSD card slot
– 1,430mAh Li-ion battery
– Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi, 3G connectivity
– GPS, 7GB free cloud storage
– 119.9 x 64 x 9.9 millimeters in dimensions
– Weighs 124 grams