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Following the release of its Lumia 920 flagship (review) and midrange 820, Nokia now makes its third Windows Phone 8 (WP8) powered smartphone locally available in the form of the Lumia 620.

The Finnish phone giant’s Lumia 620 is initially only available on an MTN Anytime 100 contract for R229 per month over 24 months, with 150 MB data included each month. It will be available in white and black, with a wide variety of interchangeable back colours available including cyan, lime, orange, magenta and yellow.

Espoo’s Lumia 620 (115.4 x 61.1 x 11 mm; 127 g) is powered by a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 CPU operating at 1 GHz and boasts 512 MB of RAM, compared to its more expensive siblings which feature 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 CPU’s and 1 GB of RAM.  

Nokia fitted the 620 with a 3.8" WVGA (800 x 480; 246 ppi pixel density) TFT ClearBlack capacitive touchscreen, 1300 mAh battery and a 5 MP autofocus rear-facing camera with LED flash that can record HD-Ready (720p) videos at a buttery smooth 30 fps and VGA front-facing snapper for capturing self-portraits and making video calls.  

Also onboard is 8 GB worth of internal storage that can be expanded to 72 GB via a microSD memory card slot that supports cards up to 64 GB in size, 3G HSDPA connectivity offering download speeds up to 21 Mbps and uploads speeds up to 5.76 Mbps, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 n, NFC (near field communication) support and Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP and EDR.

“It is great to be extending the Lumia family in South Africa with the addition of our third and most affordable Windows Phone 8 smartphone. The 620 adds more youthful appeal to the range and enables us to reach new audiences and markets with a highly desirable product at a competitive price,” said Colin Baumgart, general manager of Nokia South Africa.

 

In related news, the Windows Phone 7.8 update has started rolling out for Nokia’s Lumia 900 (review), 800 (review), 710 (review), 610 (review), and 510, bringing an updated feature set along with it.

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