MWC 2013: Nokia announces the Lumia 720 and the Lumia 520

Nokia’s always had a big showing at MWC and this year is no different. Though we didn’t see anything as astounding as the 2011 announcement that the company is trading Symbian for Windows phone, we did get a glimpse at several new handsets.

At the top of the heap is the Lumia 720, a 4.3-inch phone with Nokia’s ClearBlack display technology. It’ll feature a 1GHz dual-core processor, 512MB of RAM, 8GB of onboard storage and microSD expansion. Cameras include a 6.7-megapixel rear shooter and a 2-megapixel front webcam. It’ll run Windows Phone 8.

In the next slot is the Lumia 520, a 4-inch beauty  with similar internal specs at the 720. It’ll drop the front-facing camera of the Lumia 720 and replace the 6-megapixel rear camera with a 5-megapixel shooter. The 520 also drops a core from the CPU, running on a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor.

A full set of specs can be found below:

Nokia Lumia 720:


  • GSM/EDGE: 850 (5)/900 (8)/1800 (3)/1900 (2) MHz
  • WCDMA: 850 (5)/900 (8)/1900 (2)/2100 (1) MHz
  • HSPA+: 21 Mbps, (Cat 14)

OS:  Windows Phone 8, GDR1

CPU: MSM8227, 1.0 GHz

RAM: 512 MB

Storage: 8 GB + microSD Card Slot

Display: 4.3” ClearBlack WVGA LCD, 2.25 D Glass, Super Sensitive Touch


  • Back: 6.7 MPIX, BSI, Auto-Focus, Carl Zeiss, LED flash, HD 720p @ at 30 fps
  • Front: Skype HD wide angle (1.3Mpix)

Connectivity: NFC, A-GPS+GLONASS, WLAN (2.4/5Ghz) a/b/g/n, µUSB, BT 3.0, 3D Accelerometer, Proximity, Magnetometer, Automatic Light Sensor. (No Gyroscope).

Battery: 2000 mAh battery + Wireless Charging Cover Accessory; standby 520hrs, talk time 13.5hrs

Audio: 2 HAAC (high-amplitude audio capture) mics, HD Voice (wideband audio, noise cancellation)

Size: 127.9 x 67.5 x 9mm

Weight: 128g


  • Gloss: White
  • Matte: Red, Yellow, Cyan & Black
Nokia Lumia 520:
  • Operating SystemWindows Phone 8
  • Networks: WCDMA 900/2100, 850/1900/2100, GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
  • Speed: 3G HSPA+ (21Mbps)
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM, 8 GB mass memory, support for microSD cards up to 64GB, 7GB free SkyDrive storage
  • Display: 4” IPS LCD WVGA (800 x 480 pixels) 16M colors,
    2D hardened glass, super sensitive touch for fingernail and glove use
  • Processor: 1 GHz Dual Core Snapdragon™
  • Camera: 5Mpix autofocus, video recording HD 720p 30fps
  • Size: 119.9 x 64 x 9.9 mm* (*volume thickness)
  • Weight: 124g
  • Connectivity: WLAN IEEE802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, Integrated A-GPS, 3.5 mm audio connector, Micro USB with charging, USB 2.0 High Speed
  • Battery: 1430mAh
  • Audio: single digital microphone, 3.5mm AV connector, MP3 player
  • Colours: Yellow, red, cyan, white and black

For more information on the Nokia Lumia 720 and 520, hit up the link right here!

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