Nov 27 2013, 8:11am CST | by Sumayah Aamir
Nokia has quietly announced an upgraded successor to its most popular Windows Phone device in Singapore today. Nokia Lumia 525 has also appeared today on the Finnish giant's product page as a successor to the company's top-selling Nokia Lumia 520 smart phone. Despite the fact that Nokia Lumia 520 is the company's bestselling Windows Phone, Nokia is not going to launch its successor (the 525) in the US, UK and Europe. The new Nokia Lumia 525 will only be hitting store shelves in Africa, the Middle East and the Asia Pacific region.
The new Nokia Lumia 525 Windows Phone has the same 4-inch WVGA touch display possessing a resolution of 800x480p and a dual-core Qualcomm S4 processor of 1GHz. Its other specifications are also similar to the previous Lumia 520. The new "More Style, More Fun" Windows Phone has a similar 5MP rear camera without flash that can record an HD video of 720p at 30 frames per second. No front-facing camera has been added in this new version. The internal storage capacity of this Windows Phone is 8GB and can be extended up to 64GB via micro SD cards.
The only major difference between the Nokia Lumia 525 and its predecessor is the amount of random access memory. Nokia has doubled the RAM to 1GB. Lumia 520 only features a 512MB RAM to run the usual Nokia apps. But this increased RAM will allow the 525 to run more apps at one and the same time. It means that memory-intensive gaming apps can be easily played on the new Lumia 525. 1GB memory of Lumia 525 is for more gaming, more apps and more fun. There is also 7GB of free SkyDrive storage on the device.
Nokia Lumia 525 will be available in 4 different colors of swappable polycarbonate shells. These include in their purview: white, black, orange, and yellow. It will go on sale in Singapore on December 14th at a price of SG $249 (US $199). This Windows Phone will also be available on China Unicom and China Mobile at an off-contract price of 1,099 Yuan ($180 US). But the device will be available for shipment in December.
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