Nokia made its grand entry in to the world of “phablet” sized devices with the announcement of its newest Lumia branded handset – the Lumia 625. The phone, which gets a 4.7 inch display is currently the device that has the largest display size of any Nokia Windows Phone out there. Even the flagship Lumia 1020 has a smaller, 4.5 inch display – albeit of higher resolution! We had reported abut this imminent launch a few hours ago and like we speculated, the device did turn out to be the Lumia 625. Incidentally, the details of this Lumia 625 was leaked online a few days ago. Sadly though, there is still no sign of the Nokia tablet that everyone was hopeful of.
The Lumia 625’s 4.7 inch display gets a resolution of just 800 x 480 pixels which translates to a PPI density of 201. This might not be impressive – but there are devices out there who have lesser PPI densities and are doing decently. Also to be noted is the fact that this phone is being targeted as a low cost device. The screen gets a Gorilla Glass 2 coating – thereby making it quite durable.
Powering the phone is a previous generation Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor running at a cool 1.2-GHz. It is augmented by 512MB of RAM which we opine could have been at least 1 GB. That said, it is clear that this is a low cost handset and Nokia had to choose between 512 and 1 GB and they eventually chose to go with 512 MB.
A 5-megapixel rear-facing autofocus camera and a VGA front-facing camera complete the camera department. The rear camera can also capture videos in full HD at 30 FPS. The phone comes with 8 GB of internal memory and with the option to add micro SD cards . Then there is the 7GB worth of of SkyDrive cloud storage for free. The phone gets a large 2,000 mAh battery which is claimed to offer more than 15 hours of battery life.
The Lumia 625 would be launched in the next quarter and would come in various colors and is expected to retail at just over $300
We’ve got our hands on video here if you want to check it out in person