Previously rumored Nokia Lumia 525 has been officially announced. Just like its predecessor, Lumia 520, this is also an entry-level Windows Phone device, one that has potential to help Microsoft significantly grow its smartphone market share.
However, unlike the Lumia 520 which was available in the U.S., the Lumia 525 will start its life in the East, targeting countries across Africa, Asia Pacific and the Middle East. According to TheVerge, the phone will debut in Singapore on December 14th, where folks will be able to get it for 249 SGD, or about $199. We would assume the price will be the same in other parts of the world, but we can’t be 100% certain about that.
Specs wise, this Lumia rocks a 4-inch WVGA screen, 5-megapixel camera on the back, 1GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. In other words, it’s made for first-time smartphone buyers, and it remains to be seen whether Nokia will be able to repeat the success it had with the Lumia 520.