Wow, there are just a lot of mobiles out there, and Nokia is adding one more to the pile with the announcement of a new handset that sits mid-range, offering the lot for, well, not a lot.
Moving on in territory that already belongs to a Nokia handset we checked out earlier in the year, Nokia Australia is announcing the Lumia 625, a very different model to the Lumia 620 that is already on shelves.
“The Nokia Lumia 625 has our largest ever smartphone screen with 4G internet access and our latest apps,” said Steve Lewis, Managing Director for Nokia Australia. “It’s a handset with big personality, but happily for consumers a much smaller price tag.”
That big screen is bigger than both the Lumia 620’s 3.8 inch display and the high-end Lumia 920’s 4.5 inch display, pushing past with a 4.7 inch display running the older Windows 8 resolution of 800×480.
The screen resolution looks to be the weaker part of the package, offering a touch less than 200ppi, and well below the pixel clarity of quite a few other devices, but it’s clear that Nokia is trying to bring a big phone with big speeds to a mid-range point.
In fact, this phone will push past quite a few handsets out there with 4G LTE support for a maximum of 100Mbps download, while still offering support for 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, bluetooth 4.0, GPS, and microUSB.
Under the hood, there’s a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, 8GB storage, microSD card slot, Adreno 305 graphics chip (common to most current Nokia Lumia handsets), 2000mAh battery, and a 5 megapixel camera with autofocus, LED flash, and full HD video recording.
There’s no Near-Field Communication in this handset, but there are interchangeable shells, with an orange one included in the box.
Nokia’s Lumia 625 will be coming to Telstra and Optus at the end of August, while Virgin will get the handset in early September. The phone will be compatible with all 4G networks (Vodafone included), and will be available outright from August 23 for $399 RRP.