Nokia unveils the Lumia 525, a new ultra-affordable Windows Phone device

Nokia Lumia 525

It’s been a while since we talked about the Lumia 525. This device was rumored to be Nokia’s successor to the mega-hit Lumia 520. Today Nokia has finally officially unveiled the Lumia 525. As expected this device carries on the ultra-affordable tradition of the Lumia 520, but with some still great features.

The Lumia 520 is the most popular Windows Phone device in the world, which is a tough act to follow. The 525 sports a dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, 4-inch display (800×480), 5MP camera, 8GB of storage, microSD card slot, and 1GB of RAM. These are pretty low-end/mid-range specs, but the last spec is the most important.

Most low-end Windows Phone devices, like the Lumia 520, have 512MB of RAM. This makes the device cheaper, but it also means users can’t download some apps that require more memory. Since the Lumia 525 has a full 1GB of RAM users will have access to the entire Windows Phone Store. That is a very big deal for developers.

Nokia listsĀ Africa, Asia-Pacific and the Middle EastĀ as regions in which the 525 will be offered. In terms of pricing we can expect the device to be just as affordable as the Lumia 520. It will be available in black, white, yellow, and orange.

[via Nokia]

  • That is wonderful news. I mean with the great success of the 520, the introduction of this beefed up 525 will further boost Windows Phone’s market share around the globe.
    Is the price announced yet?

  • Not yet, no.