Nokia Lumia 625: officially coming to (everywhere but US) in Q3

072313_1734_Nokia625off1.pngThe news is officially out about Nokia’s latest Lumia phone, the 625. In a press release, a web page, and a post on the official Nokia Conversations blog, Nokia earlier today announced the new phone, featuring a 4.7” screen, 512 MB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage and SD card support for an additional up to 64 GB, a 5 MPx [email protected] camera and a VGA front facing camera, and the latest in Nokia and Windows Phone technology. As we showed you already, the phone will come in a variety of colors via changeable shells, and will go on sale before the holiday season for about 220 Euros (about $290 USD, although it won’t be sold in the US, at least initially). The phone will be sold in China, Europe, Asia Pacific, India, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America.

News about the new phone spread rapidly after Nokia teased the announcement on the Nokia Conversations blog, and it didn’t take long for specs and screenshots to leak out in advance of the official announcement. While the Nokia 625 does skimp on a few features (the display is 800 x 480, it only carries 512 MB RAM, and there’s no wireless charging) this phone appears to pack a lot into a handset that costs well less than half of the flagship Nokia Lumia 1020 or 920. A 2000mAh 3.7v battery boasts some impressive battery life times, according to the specs:

Power Management (4)

  • Battery model: BP-4GWA
  • Battery capacity: 2000 mAh
  • Battery voltage: 3.7 V
  • Removable battery: No
  • Maximum standby time: 23 days
  • Maximum 2G talk time: 23.9 h
  • Maximum 3G talk time: 15.2 h
  • Maximum cellular network browsing time: 7.2 h
  • Music playback time: 90 h
  • Video playback time: 6.8 h
  • Maximum Wi-Fi network browsing time: 8.7 h

(4) Operation times may vary depending on radio access technology used, operator network configuration and usage.

You can check out the full list of specifications, and more about the Nokia Lumia 625, on Nokia’s product page.

While this latest new phone doesn’t bring any new technology to play, like the Nokia Lumia 1020 with its world class camera, the Nokia Lumia 625 is a full featured phone with an attractive price that is going to make competition in Europe and emerging markets very interesting.