Nokia’s most popular Windows Phone 8 smartphone, the Lumia 520, officially has a successor. Rumored for a few weeks already, the Nokia Lumia 525 was unveiled earlier today, confirming what we already knew about the phone. The Lumia 525 will go on sale starting December 14th for a wallet friendly price of $249. The first market to welcome the phone will be Singapore, with Africa, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East being next in line. Nokia also plans to launch the Lumia 525 in the US and UK too.
Nokia Lumia 525 Windows Phone 8
The Nokia Lumia 525 Windows Phone 8 keeps mostly the same design patters as the Lumia 520. Measuring 4.72 x 2.52 x 0.39 inch (119.9 x 64 x 9.9 mm) and weighing in at 4.37 ounces (124 g), the phone is compact and fairly lightweight.
The phone will be available in four color options including black, white, orange and yellow. However, if you get bored with your hue of choice you will be able to swap it for the another one, since the shell is removable. Nokia kept most of hardware intact, implementing few but significant improvements.
The Lumia 525 sports the same 4-inch 800 x 480 display, dual-core 1 GHz Snapdragon S4 processor, 8 GB of internal memory and 5-megapixel rear camera you know from the Lumia 520. However, this time round Nokia doubled RAM, so instead 512 MB, the Lumia 525 offers 1 GB of RAM. On the software side, the phone also received much needed upgrade.
Other features worth to mention include Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 1430 mAh battery, and a microSD slot supporting up to 64 GB cards. The device comes pre-loaded with a full suite of useful apps such as HERE Drive, HERE Maps, HERE Transit, Nokia MixRadio, and more.