Nokia Lumia 610, Windows Phone for those in a budget
Nokia really knows how to cater to the needs of its loyal fanbase hitting an attractive price point never seen on a Windows Phone. The Nokia Lumia 610 is poised to show the world how Windows Phone can be a viable smartphone OS by designing it for a younger, budget-conscious audience.
One major factor that’s hindering Windows Phones from taking off is the high price of such phones due to the hardware requirements imposed by the OS. With WP 7.5 (Tango), it can now be supported by phones with lower memory and processor without sacrificing the performance and experience, thereby enabling more affordable phones such as the Nokia Lumia 610 to be made.
The Nokia Lumia 610 has a modest 3.7-inch WVGA TFT LCD and is powered by an 800MHz single-core Snapdragon S1 processor. It only comes with just 256MB of RAM so that’s saying a lot how much Microsoft worked on the back-end of WP7.5. It also has an 8GB storage with no expansion slot in sight.
Rounding up the list of features is a 5-megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash, Bluetooth 2.1, GPS, WiFi, Internet Explorer 9 and a 1300mAh battery. It measures 119mm x 62mm x 12mm and weighs 131.5 grams.
Nokia will begin shipping the Lumia 610 in Q2 of 2012 and is expected to be priced at €189 which is just roughly around Php11,000. It will also come in white, cyan, magenta and black.