Nokia has unveiled the new Nokia Lumia 525, a budget Windows Phone smartphone with increased RAM as the successor to the Nokia Lumia 520, a most sold Windows Phone ever.
So far, Lumia 520 is the best-selling WP8 handset, which also contributed towards the growth of the platforms, especially in Latin American countries. Sooner or later, the company had to bring the upgraded version of the same handset and here comes with the 1GB RAM by replacing the 512MB to support more applications. You might know that many WP8 apps won’t support devices with 512MB RAM.
Apart from the memory upgrade, Lumia 525 also comes with Windows Phone 8 latest OS with Lumia Black over it out of the box, rest of the specifications are very similar to the predecessor such as – 8GB internal phone storage, 5-megapixel camera, 1GHz Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor, expandable microSD card slot, 1,430mAh battery and Nokia’s exclusive apps like Smart Cam, Here Maps, Drive and Transit. But, we expected the addition of LED flash to the rear camera, which was lacking in the Lumia 520 smartphone and it will be lacking in the newly released Lumia 525 too.
Nokia Lumia 525 will be available in 3 colors (interchangeable back panels) – dazzling orange, radiant yellow and luminous white.
Nokia hasn’t revealed anything about the price and availability of Lumia 525 smartphones, but we expect it to enter the global market, especially in mass market such as Asia, Latin America, China and Europe in Holiday season, which is few days away and we expect the price tag around $250. You should know that the previous model is now available for $59 with contract on Microsoft Store and for $99 on AT&T. Stay tuned on The Next Digit for updates.