Nokia has launched Lumia 625, which is the biggest Windows Phone yet, in the mid range price segment. Lumia 625 has a display size of 4.7 inch.
Details of Lumia 625
Other specs of the phone are 1.2GHz, dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, a 5-megapixel camera, 512MB of RAM and 8GB of storage (expandable via microSD memory card). Diameter of the screen is wide, but the resolution is low at 800 x 480 and the battery is of 2000 mAh.
Lumia 625 will support LTE and HSPA and will have polycarbonate exchangeable skins in five colors: orange, yellow, bright green, white and black. Nokia said that Lumia 625 has similar technology to one embedded in Lumia 1020. Some of the features include a range of integrated camera applications like Nokia Smart Camera and Nokia Cinemagraph.
Nokia will launch 625 in Europe, Asia, India, the Middle East, Latin America and Africa. There was no word from the phone maker over the launch in North America. Nokia Lumia 625 has not very impressive contrast but it definitely has one feature, which every Lumia has a “super-sensitive touch” technology that allows the user to use touch screen even with gloves on.
Nokia has included LTE in its Nokia Lumia 625, which marks it as the cheapest 4G handset priced at £200 / €220 before taxes and subsidies.
Smartphones to drive Nokia’s growth
Feature phones are the one contributing most to Nokia’s revenue, but in the long Smartphone should perform to drive Nokia further. Demand for the Smartphones has been increasing due to higher margins and increasing use of web access from mobile phones.
Finnish mobile maker is expecting to rebound on the back of its Lumia series, which is powered by Windows 8 from Microsoft. Windows 8 is lagging behind in popularity and is far behind Google’s Android system used by Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930) and many other phones.
Lumia 1020, launched earlier
Over the recent months, Nokia has aggressively launched new products like high price Lumia 1020 model, which sports 41 megapixel camera. Nokia was once the dominating player in the phone segment and produced more than a third of all mobile phones in the world. However, it has lagged behind South Korean electronics giant Samsung Electronics and Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), recently.
Lumia 1020 has been in talks amongst Tech bloggers earlier this month. Nokia claims that Lumia 1020 has the best in class camera. However, analysts are skeptical if powerful camera feature will safeguard Nokia from sinking.