Nokia Lumia 520 hardware specifications and price: the cheapest Windows Phone 8 to date

Nokia has just launched the cheapest Windows Phone 8 handset to date and probably also one of the most stylish one. The Nokia Lumia 520 the company’s lowest-end WP8 device but ironically one of it’s best looking one too. It looks a hell of lot like a smaller HTC 8X… So what’s inside this neat little piece of hardware? Well it’s pretty similar to what you will have in the Lumia 620 and the newly released Lumia 720 but it lacks any NFC feature and there’s no Front Facing camera but it does feature the same super-sensitive screen that was first introduced with the Lumia 920.Head over after the break for the hardware specs:

Operating System: Windows 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

Operating times

Talk time: up to 9.6 hours (on 3G)
Standby time: up to 360 hours

Last but not least, the Nokia Lumia 520 will available for 139€ free of contract and before VAT and will start shipping in Hong Kong, Vietnam first followed closely by the rest of the world. It’s also coming to the US exclusivity at T-Mobile as the Nokia Lumia 521.