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Nokia Lumia 720 and 520 confirmed: Windows Phone on a budget

Nokia has unveiled two new additions to its Lumia range and two budget offerings, available in bright colours following a new unified design approach across Nokia’s portfolio.

Leading the charge is the Nokia Lumia 720, the successor to the Lumia 710, one of our favourite phones from 2012.  Running Windows Phone 8 the phone utilises a unibody design and (a first for Nokia) includes a microSD card slot. The 4.3-inch Clear Black screen utilises Super Sensitive Touch technology, which means it works with gloves.

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To keep the cost of the phone low and to differentiate between the Nokia Lumia 820 and Nokia Lumia 920, the phone doesn’t include 4G.  On board you get Nokia Music Plus and Nokia’s navigation services Here Maps, Here Drive and Here Transit.

The Nokia Lumia 720 is set to launch in Q1 in Asia, before heading to Europe where it will priced around €249 (around £217).

Next up is the Nokia Lumia 520, Nokia’s most affordable Windows Phone offering, retailing at around €129 (£117).  Despite the low price it has an impressive spec sheet including a 4-inch screen, 1GHz dual-core processor and swappable back. Inside there’s 8GB internal memory expandable by up to 64GB using a microSD card.  On the back there’s a 5-megapixel camera, which accesses Nokia’s range of camera lenses including Cinemagraph and Panorama and Photobeamer lets you share photographs between devices 

Finally, Nokia 301 is an affordable feature phone available  in yellow, red, black and white. The Nokia 105 is the entry point into the Nokia brand, succeeding the Nokia 1280, which has sold an impreeive 100 million worldwide. Available in cyan and black the phone is splash and dust proof and has a battery life that lasts a month. Aimed at developing markets it will retail for around €15.

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