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Nokia to premiere an affordable Lumia at the MWC?

22 February, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
Nokia to premiere an affordable Lumia at the MWC? - read the full textNokia will introduce a new affordable Lumia smartphone running on Windows Phone 8. The info comes from a company source, according to Reuters. We already saw the names of Lumia 520 and Lumia 720 leak two weeks ago, so the Lumia 520 is a good bet for that affordable announcement. It's unclear...


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Despite of wp8 efficiency on chips, i think Nokia would be a top dog again in a short time (and give a big edge to WP too) if they released a phone with killer specs similar to the latest androids, and a bezel-less thin metallic unibody, high res display, big battery, and the usual Nokia things like drive, camera, etc.
People don't care more on performance than on specs in figures, why not to give them? And making a 'have it all' phone is becoming more and more possible. Most of the sales are mid/low rangers, but the flagship is what attracts the eyes and makes the image.

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  • 2013-02-23 00:40
  • 3TL8

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-02-22 20:57 from m7KR - click to readAlready posted three posts about these phones.... Just buy one instead of apreading your jealousy on gamarena.

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  • 2013-02-22 23:19
  • TufR

> In reply to vampyren @ 2013-02-22 21:57 from mvxv - click to readActually a rumour is going on that Nokia will release an upgrade for Lumia 920 which will have aluminium body, so it might be a little slimmer and definitely lighter...

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  • 2013-02-22 23:07
  • K2Iu

> In reply to Toon @ 2013-02-22 20:34 from n706 - click to readThe 620 battery test is on the second Page of the review and it really blows for such a thick chunky phone...

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  • 2013-02-22 22:38
  • wga2

> In reply to vampyren @ 2013-02-22 21:57 from mvxv - click to readAre you joking? Nokia got A LOT of EXTREMELY cheap phones in the market, much cheaper than any low-end Lumia could ever be.

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  • 2013-02-22 22:32
  • L4D@

Its a shame, i use to associate Nokia with quality and highend phones but it seems they are going the other direction (lowend). Was hoping they would make a upgrade to their 920 with better hardware and slimmer design.

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  • 2013-02-22 21:57
  • mvxv

you should not be left behind nokia.

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  • 2013-02-22 21:55
  • N9@T

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-02-22 21:02 from m7KR - click to readI don't think WP is resource hungry, on the contrary it is more resource friendly than android.

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  • 2013-02-22 21:32
  • Kx8B

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-02-22 20:57 from m7KR - click to readThe same version of WP that runs on 920, runs very well on 620 with 512 RAM without a hiccup. On what basis are you telling WP eat more RAM?

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  • 2013-02-22 21:30
  • Kx8B

> In reply to droid @ 2013-02-22 19:21 from npxL - click to readwhich part of 'affordable Lumia" didn't u understand?

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  • 2013-02-22 21:11
  • K2Fp

Stop the android BS. Nokia goes with WP and that's final. But in order for Nokia to gain sells, they've got to allow peoples to able to buy their phones directly from their website. Of maybe at least has shop in Amazon to sell their phones. All the lumia phones that they got right now are pair with Carrie and that's sucks. If the 620 is really that much of affordable phone as GSMA said here, I would love to buy one. But since buying stuff online worry me sometimes, I can't trust the others from Amazon when their not under Amazon or Nokia's name.

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  • 2013-02-22 21:03
  • 4TP5

> In reply to Sherry KKZ @ 2013-02-22 19:17 from ITVD - click to readPlease tell me you are joking? When we know dual krait is minimum requirement for the resource hungry WP8, you want a dual krait to cost PKR 10k, which is $100? Ok, maybe PKR 15k will be close but surely not enough. This is not a china brand with mediatek chipset you know. Nokia fanboys are supposed to buy Asha if they cant afford Lumia.

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  • 2013-02-22 21:02
  • m7KR

> In reply to Adi11 @ 2013-02-22 20:15 from LaBJ - click to readAnd yet WP8 consumes more RAM. For sure the next Lumia flagship will have 2GB, and it will be the first phone ever to actually consume all of it. My Note 2 has not yet been above 1.3GB, Lumia will easily top that.

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  • 2013-02-22 20:57
  • m7KR

> In reply to Toon @ 2013-02-22 20:34 from n706 - click to readThe battery test is now on page 2 of the review, enjoy.

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  • 2013-02-22 20:54
  • m7KR

If Nokia wants to be back in business again, they should bring back the same strategy they used a decade ago.. affordable and durable phone wherein you will be proud to challenge other handset brand in drop test.

If Nokia has alternative such as Android.. or if they cant, then bring back the good old symbian OS. This will bring them back at the top.

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  • 2013-02-22 20:39
  • vj1N

GSM Arena,

the review you are referring to, still lacks the promised battery test. The battery test would decide if the Lumia 620 is a good deal or not.

Secondly, the internet benchmarks won't appear in any of my browsers.

Please get your work on the Lumia 620 done before you refer to a non complete review again!

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  • 2013-02-22 20:34
  • n706

when nokia decides to join android BOOOOOOOOOOOOOM......... the best phones will be unlished.............

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  • 2013-02-22 20:15
  • Sbcb

> In reply to droid @ 2013-02-22 19:21 from npxL - click to readthat kind of specs are good only for android :) especially 2gb ram

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  • 2013-02-22 20:15
  • LaBJ

Can't wrestle with the big boys.

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  • 2013-02-22 19:49
  • niyy

Good decision Nokia ,hats off

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  • 2013-02-22 19:30
  • t1$I

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