Introduced to the world at WMC last week in Barcelona, the Nokia Lumia 720 has just passed through the Federal Communication Commission. This means that the handset was tested under different conditions and was approved as ready to rock without any issues. The phone will head to AT&T first and we expect other carriers to follow soon. The FCC agency revealed that the Lumia 720 will support HSPA+ and will come without LTE radio. That is a real bummer, since 4G LTE is becoming a standard for US carriers. Hopefully, Nokia will decide to launch an LTE-enabled model too.
Nokia Lumia 720 Windows 8 Phone – Overview
The Nokia Lumia 720 features a 4.3-inch IPS ClearBlack supersensitive display with 800 x 480 resolution at 217 ppi and is driven by a dual-core 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor. There is 512 MB of RAM and 8 GB of internal memory, expandable via microSD card up to 32 GB, plus 7 GB of free cloud storage. Power is provided by a 2000 mAh battery which, according to the manufacturer, should offer up to 13.4 hours talk time on 3G, up to 520 hours standby time and up to 79 hours music listening time.
The Lumia 720 boasts a 6.7 megapixel rear camera with Carl Zeiss optics, digital zoom, LED flash and 720p video capture. There is also a 1.3 megapixel “Skype HD wide angle camera” on the front. The phone runs Windows 8 software and comes pre-loaded with a handful of apps including Xbox Live Hub, SkyDrive, Lync, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, OneNote and more.