Nokia Shows Off its Cheapest Windows-Based Smartphone
Published on: 5th Dec 2012
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By: Ian Mansfield
Nokia has shown off the third and cheapest in its range of Windows Phone 8 smartphones the Lumia 620.
Among the features shared with the Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 820 are exclusive camera lenses that improve the performance of the five megapixel main camera and VGA front-facing camera. The Cinemagraph lens adds simple animations to still photographs, while Smart Shoot creates a single, perfect shot from multiple images, even removing unwanted objects from the picture.
The Nokia Lumia 620 also uses a new dual-shot color technique, that adds a second layer of colored, transparent or translucent polycarbonate on top of a base layer to produce secondary color blends and depth effects.
Windows Phone 8 also includes Xbox Live, Microsoft Office, 7GB of online SkyDrive storage and faster, safer surfing with Internet Explorer 10.
These features and capabilities are enabled by Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 Plus processors.
The Nokia Lumia 620 will be available in a range of colors for around US$249, excluding taxes and subsidies. The new phone will begin selling in January 2013 in Asia, followed closely by Europe and the Middle East before expanding further.