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Nokia Lumia 720 and Lumia 520 Specs

Written By Mark Antalusya on February 23, 2013 | 2:00 AM

Nokia Lumia 720 and Lumia 520 Specs, Nokia could unveil four phones in less than a week. Clues point to a quartet of new Windows Phone 8 devices in the Lumia line-up, including the already-rumoured Nokia Lumia 520 and Nokia Lumia 720.

The unknown phones have appeared in logs for US network Verizon, spotted by Windows app wonk Alan Mendelevich. The gang of mystery blowers consists of the Nokia RM-914, RM-885, RM-887 and RM-860.

The first two phones we have an idea about. The Nokia RM-914 appears to be the Lumia 520, and the RM-885 the Nokia Lumia 720. Word on the street is that the Lumia 520 will be a 4-inch dual-core phone that slides into the budget end of the Lumia line-up.

The Nokia Lumia 720 specs, meanwhile, is expected to be a 4.3-inch dual-core mid-range model, nestling logically between the Lumia 620 and Lumia 820.

Could one of the other phones be the rumoured Nokia EOS PureView camera-focused phone? One thing we're not expecting to see is a Windows 8 tablet from Nokia, but hey: never say never.

We'll see Nokia's new phones first thing on Monday at Mobile World Congress, the annual phone fiesta where mobile manufacturers, networks, and other telephonic types gather in Barcelona to show off this year's phones. We'll be there in force, so keep it CNET for all the essential news, previews and videos of the coolest new phones, tablets and other mobile hotness.

Judging by the pictures, the Nokia Lumia 720 specs looks very similar to the Lumia 820, except for a curved glass panel on the front. The sides and the back panel are made of polycarbonate and the phone is available in several funky colours.

 Nokia Lumia 720 image
 Nokia Lumia 720

My Nokia Blog reports that the Nokia Lumia 720 is codenamed Zeal and will have 4.3-inch ClearBlack Display, a 1GHz dual-core processor and 512MB of RAM. The Lumia 720 will allegedly come with 8GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, and will run WP8. The camera will be of the 6-megapixel variety with Carl Zeiss optics and a 2-megapixel camera is expected on the front. The device will support HSPA+ frequencies.

Besides these rumoured specs, we can venture a few guesses about the other specs and features. The leaked pictures show three pogo pins at the back, which could indicate that a dock for the phone will also be released, and wireless charging may not be part of the bundle. However, the Lumia 820 does have an alternative back cover that enables wireless charging. Nokia could introduce a similar feature for the 720, which will put it between the Lumia 820 and 620 in the line-up.

Recently, Nokia India’s Senior VP, D Shivkumar, said the company would be slashing prices of the Lumia handsets and introducing a smartphone at every price point. The Lumia 520 would be the replacement for the low-end Lumia 510, which was released last year. The Lumia 520 could be the international variant of the Lumia 505, which was released in Mexico.
 Nokia Lumia 520 image
Nokia Lumia 520

The Nokia Lumia 520 specs will supposedly have a 4-inch Super Sensitive display, which was also seen in the Lumia 820 and 920. Its other specs match up with the 720's to a certain extent. The 1GHz dual-core processor is present, along with 512MB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot. However, the Lumia 520 will have no front camera and the primary snapper on the back will be a 5-megapixel one. The 520 will also run on Windows Phone 8.

Main Specs:

  • Glass panel on the front
  • polycarbonate
  • Several funky colours
  • 4.3-inch ClearBlack Display
  • a 1GHz dual-core processor 
  • 512MB of RAM
  • 8GB of internal storage
  • a microSD card slot
  • Windows Phone 8
  • 6-megapixel variety with Carl Zeiss optics Camera
  • 2-megapixel front camera 
  • HSPA+ frequencies

This phone is not officially announced or even confirmed for market release yet. Technical details are based on rumors and/or spy shots. Name, specifications and design are subject to change.

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