Nokia's Lumia 625 phone will try to attract potential buyers with a 4.7-inch screen.
Nokia is preparing to launch a Lumia 625 in the coming weeks with a 4.7-inch display and LTE support. Specs released online indicate that the supersized screen -- the largest yet for a Lumia -- havefew other features. Despite the larger display, the 625 will be considered a low-end, entry-level Lumia, with a resolution of just 800x480 pixels. The goal is to gear up a Lumia with a lower price to attract more customers.
No information on U.S. pricing or availability has been revealed, though one variant of the 625 with support for AT&T's GSM network passed FCC certification last month. The phone is expected to launch in China by the end of a month for 1,999 yuans ($325).
A follow-up to the Lumia 620, the 625 will come with a dual-core 1.2Ghz Snapdragon S4 processor, 512MB of memory, and a 5-megapixel camera. Though GSM support is listed, the phone will be equipped to handle LTE as well.Although the 625 includes a 4.7-inch display, it will run at 800 x 480 (WVGA) resolution.
While Nokia is pushing Microsoft's mobile OS to the low-end, it faces increasing competition from competitors like Samsung, and its own low-end Asha line continues to sell well against Lumia Windows Phones.