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Nokia announces the new Lumia 620 smartphone

Nokia has today introduced the Lumia 620, its most affordable Windows Phone 8 smartphone to date.

The tech giant says this new phone ‘offers a more fun, youthful appeal, and compact design’. Nokia is attempting to inject a bit of fun into its new device by offering up seven different exchangeable shells.

"We continue to execute on our strategy to reach new audiences and new markets," said Jo Harlow, executive vice president, Nokia Smart Devices. "With its innovative design, the latest Windows Phone 8 software and signature experiences from Nokia, like Nokia lenses, Nokia Maps and Nokia Music, the Nokia Lumia 620 is a highly competitive smartphone at this price point."

In terms of specs, this Windows Phone 8 smartphone features a 3.8-inch 800×480 display, 5MP autofocus main camera, 512MB RAM, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor with 1Ghz dual-core CPU.

"People can do more of the things they love when they choose a mobile device that has a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor," said Enrico Salvatori, senior vice president and president of Qualcomm Europe. "The Snapdragon S4 Plus processor is the heart of the Nokia Lumia 620, making it possible to multi-task, stream in HD and share content at super-fast speeds."

Estimated at $249, the Lumia 620 will begin selling in January 2013 in Asia, followed closely by Europe and the Middle East.

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