When Nokia announced its Lumia 625 in July, the company said we could expect the phone to launch in the United Kingdom in the third quarter. Many automatically assumed that this meant a September release for the Lumia 625. According to SlashGear, Nokia is looking to launch the device at the end of this month. SlashGear cites Nokia as saying the 625 will be on EE, O2, Vodafone, Carphone Warehouse, and Phones4U. Plans will start at £21 per month and those that don't want a lengthy contract will be able to get the phone contract-free for £179.
Nokia is calling the Lumia 625 the 'hero of the big screen' due to its large display panel and the fact that the screen is viewable in direct sunlight and super-sensitive, allowing for operation with gloved hands or even nails. The display itself measures 4.7 inches in size and is a WVGA panel with 201 ppi. Screen aside, the phone runs on a 1.2 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4, 512 MB of RAM, 8 GB of storage (up to 64 GB via SD card), a 5-megapixel camera, and support for USB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.0, and WLAN IEEE 802.11b/g/n.
No word on release or pricing for countries outside of the UK, though Nokia did mention a contract-free price of €220 when it announced the phone last month. We'll keep you posted on international availability.