On Wednesday Nokia launched its new Windows Phone 8-powered Nokia Lumia 620 smartphone. The Nokia Lumia 620 uses a new dual-shot color technique to deliver a variety of striking color and texture effects. Dual-shot adds a second layer of colored, transparent or translucent polycarbonate on top of a base layer to produce secondary color blends and depth effects. Some of its key features are:
- Operating System : Windows Phone 8
- Display : 3.8-inch TFT WVGA 800×480, ClearBlack
- Battery: 1300 mAh
- Processor : Qualcomm Snapdragon(TM) S4 processor with 1 Ghz dual-core CPUs
- Camera : Main: 5MP Autofocus, LED flash , Front-facing camera: VGA
- Memory : 512MB RAM, 8GB mass memory (Micro SD support up to 64GB), 7GB free Microsoft SkyDrive storage
Among the features shared with the Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 820 are exclusive camera lenses that transform the creative power of the Nokia Lumia 620’s five megapixel main camera and VGA front-facing camera. The Cinemagraph lens adds simple animations to still photographs, while Smart Shoot creates a single, perfect shot from multiple images, even removing unwanted objects from the picture.
The Nokia Lumia 620 also provides access to the world’s best maps and location experience, including Nokia Maps, Nokia Drive, Nokia Transport and the exclusive Nokia City Lens. Nokia City Lens displays information about local surroundings overlaid onto buildings as seen through the camera viewfinder. Users can easily discover and enjoy new music through Nokia Music that provides free streaming of ad-free tracks without registration or subscription and the ability to download playlists for listening offline.
With NFC support, the Nokia Lumia 620 can easily pair with NFC-enabled accessories like the JBL PlayUp Portable Speaker for Nokia. Open and secure NFC-connectivity makes it possible to share and receive content by tapping with compatible devices, or make secure payments using the Wallet application in Windows Phone 8.
The Nokia Lumia 620 will be available in seven different colours-lime green, orange, magenta, yellow, cyan, white and black. Estimated at $249, excluding taxes and subsidies, the Nokia Lumia 620 will begin selling in January 2013 in Asia, followed closely by Europe and the Middle East before expanding further.