Just as last year, the Nokia Lumia 610 joined the ranks of the Lumia 710 and 800 as the low-end, affordable option for Nokia Windows Phones, this year, following the unveiling of the new Windows Phone 8-powered Lumia 820 and 920, the Lumia 510 could well fit the same mould.
GSM Arena were sent a photo of someone using what appears to be a Lumia 510 out in the wild just yesterday following on from original product imagery from China, suggesting that it was destined exclusively for the Chinese market. That notion now appears to have changed, with talk of the Lumia 510 heading to new markets once it’s released.
The source who’d sent the new image also made mention of the fact that the Nokia Lumia 510 would retail for around $150 (around £70) SIM Free when it launched with availability likely to start in China, where smartphone users have increased threefold since 2010 and progressing on into other regions such as Europe later on.
It’s worth noting that despite this being a new Lumia handset, its low-end status means that it’ll come running last year’s Windows Phone 7, with no possibility of becoming upgradable to Windows Phone 8. It also sports a 4-inch WVGA display, an 800MHz single-core Scorpion processor, 256MB of RAM and a 5-megapixel camera.