Nokia reveals affordable 4G-ready Lumia 625


Windows Phone 8 device expected to be one of the most affordable 4G handsets available

Nokia has announced the Lumia 625 smartphone, with the Windows Phone 8 device set to become one of the lowest priced 4G-ready devices available in the UK.

It will go on sale later this quarter and cost £200 before taxes and subsidies. At launch, it will be available at Carphone Warehouse, Phones 4U, EE, O2 and Vodafone, available in black, white, yellow, green and orange.

The Lumia 625, which is powered by a 1.2GHz processor, has Nokia’s largest smartphone screen to date at 4.7 inches. It has a rear five megapixel camera and front-facing VGA camera.

It provides imaging technology found in the recently announced Lumia 1020. These include integrated camera applications like Nokia Smart Camera, which enables the removal of unwanted objects from pictures.

Other features include 8GB of internal memory that can be expanded by a further 64GB with a microSD card, 7GB of online SkyDrive storage and five changeable back covers that come boxed with the smartphone.

Nokia Smart Devices executive vice president Jo Harlow said: “With our largest smartphone screen to date, the Nokia Lumia 625 is a perfect example of how Nokia is delivering leading smartphone innovation and experiences at every price point.”

Carphone Warehouse UK CEO Graham Stapleton added the Lumia 625 “will be the most affordable 4G smartphone in our range at launch”.