Nokia Lumia 525 costs just $148 in China

Nokia Lumia 520 was a hot seller across the globe and even its carrier version on T-Mobile in the US did pretty well. The handset is at the bottom of the scale in the Windows Phone 8 ecosystem where it offers basic entry-level specifications at an affordable price. Its successor, the Lumia 525, comes with slightly beefed up hardware whilst retaining a budget-friendly cost.

The device is yet to hit availability across the globe, but it looks like lucky buyers in China will get the first shot at owning the new Lumia 525 as the device is now on sale via retailer JD. WMPoweruser suggests that the handset’s price should gradually decrease over the coming months, making it an even more attractive pick.

Nokia Lumia 525

The Nokia Lumia 525 is identical to its predecessor in design. The main difference here is that the rear panel is removable. Additionally, it features a much needed update in specifications where the RAM is now 1GB instead of 512MB. This enables a lot more apps and games to work on the device. Powering it up is a 1430mAh battery which can deliver 14 days of standby or 10.6 hours of 3G talktime.

Here’s a quick summary of the handset’s specifications:

– Platform: Windows Phone 8
– Display: 4-inch WVGA IPS LCD panel
– Processor: 1GHz dual core Snapdragon S4
– Storage: 8GB internal, 64GB expandable
– RAM: 1GB
– Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, HSPA+ 21Mbps, A-GPS
– Dimensions: 119.9mm x 64mm x 9.9mm
– Weight: 124 grams

The Nokia Lumia 525 is currently listed for 899 Yuan which amounts to $180 after translation. The device is expected to reach India soon along with the Lumia 1520 phablet.