Nokia Lumia 720 announced

Nokia has certainly gotten into its stride where the Windows Phone 8 operating system platform is concerned, where the Finnish smartphone company has churned out yet another two models, making an official announcement over at the Mobile World Congress event that is current happening in Barcelona, Spain. The first of two new Lumia models to be introduced would be the Nokia Lumia 720, and this particular handset marks a milestone in Nokia’s strategy to deliver innovative technologies that are normally found in flagship devices to a wider range of audience, targeting the young and design-savvy crowd as it comes in a sleek and stylish form factor.

The Nokia Lumia 720 has been touted to deliver one of the best cameras amongst the current mid-range smartphone market, coming in a slim profile and tips the scales at a mere 128 grams, which we figure out would not do any harm to Nokia’s efforts in popularizing their Lumia family of smartphones across the board.

Its main camera will sport an incredible f/1.9 aperture, which makes it larger compared to almost any other high-end smartphones in the market. With a big aperture, that translates to additional light being let into the camera, and when merged with an exclusive Carl Zeiss optics that is normally found on its flagship smartphones, we have quite a winner here, allowing the Nokia Lumia 720 to snap clear and bright images in low light conditions, while looking dazzling in daylight. There will also be a 1GHz MSM8227 processor, 512MB RAM, 8GB of internal memory with a microSD memory card slot for expansion purposes, a 1.3-megapixel shooter up front, A-GPS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, among others.

Just how much do you need to fork out for the Lumia 720? It is said to retail for approximately 249 a pop before taxes and subsidies, where it will come in red, white, cyan, black and yellow shades from March onwards. Folks living in China will be able to pick up a TD SCDMA variant, too.

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Nokia Lumia 520 delivers more bang for your buck

Now here is another smartphone from Finnish handset manufacturer Nokia that runs on the Windows Phone 8 platform that will maintain a balance between features and price, ensuring that your pockets will not be burnt and yet you will have a smartphone that will be able to duke it out with the best of them in terms of productivity. The smartphone in question? The all new Nokia Lumia 520.

So, what else do you find underneath the hood of the new Lumia 520? Of course, we all know that it will run on the Windows Phone 8 operating system, and apart from that, this will be a handset that supports WCDMA 900/2100, 850/1900/2100, GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 networks at 3G HSPA+ speeds, too. Other than that, expect the Lumia 520 to also sport 512MB RAM, 8GB of internal memory to get you started which can be further expanded via a microSD memory card slot, in addition to being able to enjoy another 7GB free SkyDrive storage.

Your eyes will definitely fall in love with the 4″ IPS LCD WVGA (800 x 480 pixels) at 16 million colors, sporting a 2D hardened glass that offers super sensitive touch, even being able to play nice with mere fingernails as well as gloves, too. A dual-core 1GHz Snapdragon processor will keep things running without missing a beat, in addition to a 5-megapixel autofocus camera that does High Definition video recording, too. All of that is crammed into a form factor that measures 119.9mm x 64mm x 9.9mm and tips the scales at 124 grams. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 3.0.

The Lumia 520 will arrive from March onwards, arriving in Hong Kong and Vietnam first, although it will soon hit other worldwide markets such as Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America in due time. T-Mobile has already confirmed that they will offer the Lumia 520, except that it will be called the Lumia 521 instead for easier identification. Pricing starts from 139 before taxes and subsidies.

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