The next Lumia smartphone to be released could sport the largest display seen on a Nokia smartphone to date. According to information posted on China’s TENAA website, the country’s telecommunication equipment regulator, Nokia is readying the Lumia 625 for launch. Sporting a 4.7-inch display and LTE connectivity, The Verge has learned that it could also be among the cheapest Lumias to launch with a price as low as CNY1999 (about CA$340 or US$325).
As you would expect from a lower-end device, the Nokia Lumia 625 will not have the latest specifications. Here is what it will reportedly come with:
- Processor: 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4
- Operating system: Microsoft Windows Phone 8
- Cellular connectivity: LTE
- Display: 4.7-inch WVGA (800×480)
- RAM: 512MB
- Rear-facing camera: 5MP with LED flash
- Front-facing camera: VGA
- Battery: 2,000mAh
Nokia has already found some degree of success with cheaper Windows Phone models such as the Lumia 520 and Lumia 620 and the Nokia Lumia 625 is expected to build on that.
The Nokia Lumia 625 is expected to launch in China before the end of the month. Whether Nokia chooses to offer it in North America or other global markets remains to be seen. A similar model with support for AT&T recently passed through the FCC, suggesting that it could well launch in North America at a later point.