If you want Windows Phone 8 but are scrabbling for cash, Nokia might have the answer. It just announced its new entry-level handset, the Lumia 620, at a show in Paris — and it’s squarely targeted at the budget end of the market.
Filling the bottom end of Nokia’s WinPho 8 range — just like its predecessor, the 610, did for Windows Phone 7 — its specs are cheap and cheerful, as you’d expect. It offers up a 3.8-inch 800×480 pixel TFT screen, a 1GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 Plus processor, 512MB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. Elsewhere, there’s the option of expandable storage with a microSD card, a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash, a front-facing VGA camera, NFC and Bluetooth 3.0. That’s it: no retina displays, no LTE, no gazillion-core processors.
It’s nothing fancy, but then, it doesn’t cost much either. Excluding subsidies and the like, the 620 is set to cost in the £160 when it launches early next year. If all you want is a phone for calls, light web browsing, email and maps, you could perhaps do a lot worse than this little guy. [Engadget]