There have been recent rumors stating that Nokia is going to release a successor to the Nokia Lumia 520. We knew this will happen because of trusted sources, but we never knew when. Today, the new handset has been announced to join the Lumia family. Introducing, the Nokia Lumia 525.
The new Nokia Lumia 525 comes with a 4-inch IPS LCD display (800 x 480) with super sensitive touch at 235 PPI, a dual-core 1GHz Snapdragon S4 processor, and 1GB of RAM. Of course, just like the Lumia 520, it comes with 8GB of onboard display and comes with an expandable memory slot for microSD cards with support for up to 64GB. There have been no improvements in the camera, it’s still going to be 5MP.
With the Nokia Lumia 525, you have the same changeable shell colors as the Lumia 520, in white, yellow, black, and orange. It also comes with Wi-Fi WLAN IEEE 802.11 b/g/n with support for Bluetooth 4.0. With the device being only 124 grams and having dimensions of 119.9 mm x 64 mm x 9.9mm, it packs a 1430 mAh battery with a standby time for 14 days. In case you’re wondering, it supports these data networks; WCDMA (900 MHz, 2100 MHz), GSM (850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz).
The Lumia 525 will also come pre-installed with the Nokia Black firmware update, which has yet to roll out to other Lumia devices – not including the new 1520.
With these new updated specs, users will be able to run all Windows Phone Store apps, unlike the Lumia 520 which came with only 512 RAM. The Nokia Singapore Facebook page did state the availability and price of this handset. It will be 249 SGD, which is around $198 USD and will launch around December 14. The only downside is that Nokia says the handset will only be available to Africa, the Middle East, China, India and Vietnam.
Are you excited for this handset? If you’re a Lumia 520 owner, would you consider this or a high-end phone? Comment below!Further reading: Lumia 525, Nokia, Windows Phone