Nokia Lumia 520, 720 Smartphones Outed, Details Emerge

Nokia's Lumia 520 and 720 smartphones have been outed through a regulatory filing, with details for both devices also emerging.

They surfaced on a regulatory filing in Indonesia, with the 520 expected to be the successor to the Lumia 510, while the 720 would naturally be the follow up to the Lumia 710. Both have said to have won certification from Indonesia's equivalent of the FCC due to the filing.

An unnamed source revealed purported details of the devices to My Nokia Blog. The Lumia 520 will apparently sport a 4-inch Super Sensitive touch screen, a 1 GHz dual-core processor, 512 MB of RAM, 8 GB of storage, a microSD card slot and a front-facing 5-megapixel camera. The smartphone will reportedly run on Windows Phone 8.

The higher-end 720 is said to feature a 4.3-inch screen that utilizes Nokia's ClearBlack display. It's powered by a 1 GHz dual-core chip, 512 MB of RAM, 8 GB of storage, a microSD card slot, a 6-megapixel rear camera and a front-facing 2-megapixel snapper. It'll also have Windows Phone 8 as its platform.

Nokia is expected to reveal both devices, as well as the EOS and Lumia 920's successor during the Mobile World Congress. The event begins February 25 and ends February 28.

 

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  • CaedenV
    rb420Lumia phones seem to be lacking in RAM compared to their android counterparts, even in their "higher end".Is Windows just more efficient with it's RAM use/management or is this a potential drawback?

    2 reasons for this

    1) WP is quite a bit more efficient with ram usage than Android
    2) These are low end phones. How many low end Androids have more than 512MB of ram in them?

    That said, I would love to see more 1-2GB phones on the market. Ram is so dirt cheap that it seems like it would be an obvious selling point with very little markup. I think we will start seeing a lot more ram in phones in 2014 when DDR4 becomes cheap as you can fit 4GB of DDR4 in the same physical space as 1GB of DDR2 that they are using in phones today.
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  • Anonymous
    rb420Lumia phones seem to be lacking in RAM compared to their android counterparts, even in their "higher end".Is Windows just more efficient with it's RAM use/management or is this a potential drawback?

    Ive had my lumia 920 and memory is nowhere near an issue, 1GB seems like more than enough for this operating system, that runs smoothly on just about anything!
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  • Avus
    do they have removable batteries??
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  • rb420
    Lumia phones seem to be lacking in RAM compared to their android counterparts, even in their "higher end".

    Is Windows just more efficient with it's RAM use/management or is this a potential drawback?
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  • Bloob
    rb420Lumia phones seem to be lacking in RAM compared to their android counterparts, even in their "higher end".Is Windows just more efficient with it's RAM use/management or is this a potential drawback?

    WP, like iOS, tombstones apps, leaving only requested services running in the background, saving RAM, but removing full multitasking.

    Not all that many Androids have over 1GB of RAM either though.
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