Nokia announces Lumia 525: Successor to Lumia 520 with Better Memory

Finnish manufacturer, Nokia has announced the addition of a new device in its portfolio of Windows Phone based smartphones. Dubbed as Nokia Lumia 525, the smartphone is a successor to Lumia 520, which is still regarded as the best-selling Windows Phone device.

At a glance, there is not much of a difference between Nokia Lumia 520 and the recently revealed Lumia 525. Internally or externally, they are almost the same, with very few changes. At outside, the smartphone has a crystal glass at the back which gives it a nice look, just like Nokia’s Asha 500, 502 and 503 phones. Though, this glass also makes the Lumia 525 glossy and hence prone to fingerprints. The covers can be swapped as earlier. Another change is in terms of the memory, or to be specific, in the RAM. There have been many complaints about low memory in Nokia Lumia 520, which Nokia has removed with the 1 GB RAM in the Lumia 525. The smartphone runs on Windows Phone 8 Operating System with Update 3 customized with Nokia’s Lumia Black firmware. This adds the glance screen feature, as well as Bluetooth 4.0 LE support to the device.

Nokia Lumia 525

Technical Details of Nokia Lumia 525

  • Weight- 124 grams
  • Color- Black, White, Orange and Yellow
  • Display- 4 inches IPS display with 800 x 480 pixels resolution, pixel density of 235 ppi
  • Processor- 1 GHz dual-core Qualcomm processor
  • RAM- 1 GB
  • Storage- 8 GB of internal memory, which is expandable up to 64 GB via a micro SD card
  • Camera- 5 MP with no LED flash at the back, and no front camera
  • Network- 2G/ 3G support
  • Connectivity- Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS
  • Battery- 1430 mAh
  • Operating System- Windows Phone 8

Nokia Lumia 525

Availability Details of Nokia Lumia 525

There is no information about the possible launch date of the smartphone, however, we expect it to be launched soon. Its pricing is expected to be in the same range as of Lumia 520, making it a good choice for users in the entry-level range. It will also pose a good competition to recent unveiled Huawei Ascend W2 smartphone.