December 5, 2012 – Nokia the phone maker based in Finland announced its cheapest handset yet operated by Windows 8. The Lumia 620 was unveiled in Paris at the Le Wed’12 and is all about colorful design. The handset uses a dual shot color technique, making it the most colorful Lumia smartphone by Nokia to date.
A spokesperson from Nokia said the dual-shot added a second layer of transparent polycarbonate to the top part of the base layer producing a secondary color giving a blending and depth of color effect.
Seven colors will be offered on the new smartphone including cyan, orange, lime green, yellow, magenta, white and black. The Nokia Executive Vice President for design, Mark Athisaari said at Le Web’12 today that the Lumia 620 uses pure color and gives it a fresh burst of playfulness.
Design is not the only thing. The small handset also has a 3.8” screen that is 480×800, a Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core processor and the Windows Phone 8 by Microsoft for its operating system.
The phone has internal storage of 8GB, a rear facing camera of 5 megapixels, a front camera of 0.3 megapixels and a battery that is 1,300mAh.
The Lumia 620 is a competitive smartphone at a very competitive price. The phone will be available in Europe in 2013 at about $249. In January it will be available first in Asia, followed by Europe and then in the Middle East.
Nokia has agreed to partner with China Mobile and will launch a Lumia smartphone version to be tailored to the largest mobile phone market in the world.
China Mobile, the world’s biggest operator has over 700 million subscribers. It will start to sell the Lumia 920T, which is the first Nokia phone with new Microsoft Windows 8 operating system in the 3G network of China.