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.
Is Windows just more efficient with it's RAM use/management or is this a potential drawback?
Not all that many Androids have over 1GB of RAM either though.
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.
Oh, and they need to get Wallet working and supporting secure NFC payments! Almost every store I walk into has NFC payment capability now. If they do not get this working before my contract is up in 2 years then it will be a deal breaker. I love WP, but I love the idea of getting rid of my wallet even more!
Hopefully these new Lumias are available State side. We need more cheap WP8 devices to eat up the 'free with contract' Android market so that we can attract more software!
The article twice calls the 720 "higher end". My HTC one s, truly a mid to low end phone, has 1GB ram.
I just think that when you see articles like the other one on Tom's about unifying windows RT and windows phone 8 Apps so they can run on each platform interchangeably, more RAM might be useful. Especially when, as pointed out, RAM is so cheap these days.
I think it'll be 520=3.5 inch, 720=4-inch.
I may be wrong, but i'm just using logic...
rb420The article twice calls the 720 "higher end".Higher end than the 520.
Well the size is not all that matters. If 620 has smaller but better guality screen, the difference is ok. We just have to see how these compares to older Lumia WP8 phones.