Nokia expands the Lumia line with the new Lumia 720, which is built to deliver a high-end camera performance at a mid-range price point. Announced along with Lumia 520 at the Mobile World Congress 2013, the 720 is Nokia’s mid-range addition to its Windows Phone 8 portfolio. The phone speaks the same design langauge as the Lumia 820 featuring a slimline unibody design, and comes in red, white, blue, yellow and black.
The Lumia 720 sports a 6.7 Megapixel main camera with f/1.9 Carl Zeiss Tessar lens and LED flash for taking bright, clear pictures day and night. It also has a 1.3 Megapixel wide-angle front-facing camera for video chat. The mid-range Windows Phone is powered by a dual-core 1GHz SnapDragon S4 processor with only 512MB of RAM. It has a 4.3-inch 800×480 IPS touchscreen display that is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 2. With Super Sensitive Touch technology, the display can be used with gloves and fingernails.
For connectivity, you can find Bluetooth 3.0, GPS/GPS/GLONASS, WiFi 802.11b/g/n as well as NFC. It may disappoint some of you as it doesn’t include support for 4G LTE but only quad-band GSM/EDGE and quad-band WCDMA/HSDPA mobile networks. 8GB of internal storage is available and users can add a microSD up to 64GB. Like its brother Lumia 820, you can clip on a Wireless Charging Cover to charge it wirelessly.
Nokia is going to release the Lumia 720 in Hong Kong, Vietnam and Singapore in Q1 2013, then in China, Europe, Africa and India in Q2. The expected price is Euro 249.