Nokia has officially announced the Lumia 525 budget Windows Phone 8 device. The Lumia 525 is the successor of the Lumia 520 that was launched earlier this year and Nokia’s best selling  Windows Phone. Nokia Lumia 525 comes with 1GB of RAM, which is double than the 512MB RAM found on Lumia 520. Other specifications of the Lumia 525 are identical to the Lumia 520.

Nokia Lumia 525The Lumia 525 features a 4-inch super sensitive IPS LCD touchscreen with a resolution of 800 x 480 (235ppi), powered by 1GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor and 1GB of RAM. It sports an 5-megapixel rear camera with no flash, no front facing camera. It comes with 8GB of inbuilt storage, which can be expanded up to 64GB with microSD card.

The Nokia Lumia 525 packs a 1430mAh battery, almost the same as Lumia 520, which can deliver up to 17 hours of talktime and up to 336 hours of standby time. Lumia 525 also features 3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS / aGPS. It also  comes with 7GB of free SkyDrive cloud storage. The phone supports Micro SIM functionality.

Nokia Lumia 525 key specifications

  • Display: 4-inch WVGA (480×800) IPS LCD display
  • Processor: 1GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor  with Adreno 305 GPU
  • Memory: 1GB of RAM, 8GB inbuilt storage, expandable up to 64GB via microSD card
  • Camera: 5-megapixel Auto Focus rear camera with 720p HD video recording
  • OS: Windows Phone 8 with Lumia Black
  • Dimensions: 119.9 mm x 64 mm x 9.9 mm
  • Weight: 124 grams
  • Other features: Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, A-GPS, A-GLONASS 3G
  • Battery: 1430mAh

The Lumia 525 will be available in three color options – orange, radiant yellow and luminous white and with changeable back shells. At present, the Nokia Lumia 525 will be available in Africa, Asia Pacific and the Middle East only. There is no info on availability oh the phone in U.K. and USA. However, Nokia has said it will not be coming to the UK. Pricing and availability information should be available soon.

Update: According to Nokia Singapore’s FB page Lumia 525 will be available on December 14th and priced at around 200$ (SGD 249).

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