The Nokia Lumia 521 is all set to give the Windows Phone 8 powered 810 smartphone some company on T-Mobile, but when will it hit the carrier, is still the question at hand. On the bright side, the provider has mentioned that the device will be an affordable one.
The Finnish manufacturer recently announced the 520 and 720 handsets and since the 810 is merely a variant of the mid-range 820, the Lumia 521 could be nothing more than T-Mobile’s very own modification of the recently announced smartphone with minor alterations. Well, the carrier hasn’t taken the time to give out all the details, but we suspect that the changes will most likely be internal, specifically to support its 4G network.
What’s known so far is that it will carry a range of high-end features with a budget-minded retail tag. The 520 goes by the same philosophy, making it all the more likely to be similar to the device in question. The handset comes with the company’s super sensitive touch technology making it a first, which was incorporated within the previously unveiled Lumias. The attribute allows users to utilize the touchscreen even with gloves on. The IPS LCD panel employed here measures 4 inches wide with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels.
At 9.9mm thick, the handset packs in quite a load of components. First on the list is the powerhouse, a 1GHz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, followed by 512MB of RAM. Where storage is concerned, users will have 8GB internal along with a microSD card slot which can support up to 64GB. Housing a 1430mAh Li-ion battery, the device is capable of delivering a talktime of up to 9.6 hours on 3G or approximately 360 hours of standby.
There are no details pertaining to the price and release date of the Nokia Lumia 521 on the T-Mobile network. However, the 520 handset is expected to go on sale starting March 2013.
Here’s a quick glance at the handset’s specifications:
– Platform: Windows Phone 8
– Display: 4-inch WVGA IPS touchscreen with super sensitive touch
– Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, A-GPS, HSPA+
– Memory: 8GB integrated, 64GB expandable
– Processor: 1GHz dual core Snapdragon S4 processor
– Dimensions: 119.9mm x 64mm x 9.9mm
– Weight: 124 grams
– Battery: 1430mAh