The ongoing call for high-end Nokia Lumia Windows Phone 8 handsets at rock-bottom prices has been met in tremendous style this week, with the grand unveiling of the new Nokia Lumia 720. And despite being the highest-end device introduced by the Finnish company at the prestigious 2013 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the Lumia 720 is anything but top-tier priced.
At first glance, the Nokia Lumia 720 is a stone-cold stunner…period. The new Windows Phone 8 handset boasts a generous 4.3-inch display that’s not only excellent for use in bright outdoor settings, but is also just as responsive as the top-end Nokia Lumia 820 and 920. As far as form-factor goes, the general shape and design of the Lumia 720 isn’t quite as curvy as the 820, but presents its angles and flat surfaces quite beautifully.
Internal storage is limited to 8GB, though this can be bumped up to 64GB cheaply enough with the use of a micro-SD card.
According to Nokia, the new Lumia 720 has been designed with a younger market in mind which although on the lookout for new-generation specs, features and styling can’t justify paying top-tier prices. And considering the fact that the Lumia 720 also packs a decent-enough 6.7-megapixel rear-mounted camera, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video calling and wireless charging capability, it’s looking like they might just have hit the nail on the head.
As it stands, the Nokia Lumia 720 release date for European and Asian markets is expected to be announced first, as the firm looks to capitalize on areas where 4G LTE isn’t the biggest selling point at present. No word has yet been offered as to when or if a US launch of the Lumia 720 will come about, but if it does we’ll be looking at a rather bargain unlocked price-tag of just $330 contract-free.