Nokia’s cheapest Windows Phone 8 handset, the Lumia 620, has gone on sale in the UK, with the baby of the bunch packing a budget price tag but borrowing several of the features from the more expensive Lumia 820. Arriving on O2, 3, and Virgin today, with Vodafone picking up the 620 on February 6, the new Lumia is priced from £149.99 ($237) on O2 pre-pay agreements, or free on O2 agreements of £18.50 ($29) or above.
Inside there’s a 1GHz processor and 512MB of RAM, along with 8GB of storage and a microSD card slot. The front is dominated by a 3.8-inch WVGA ClearBlack display which Nokia claims is particularly good for outdoor visibility.
Of course, the real magic is the interchangeable covers, something Nokia will be pushing hard on the fashion angle for the Lumia 620. Which you get in the box will depend on which carrier you go for: O2, for instance, will be supplying the black as standard but running a promotion where buyers can get a yellow, orange, green, white, or cyan cover free.
3 and Virgin will offer the black version by default, while Vodafone will be offering either the cyan or white versions. Covers themselves will be sold individually; exactly how much they’ll cost hasn’t been confirmed, but Nokia tells us they’ll be “less than £20 ($32).” Don’t hold out hope for an official wireless charging cover, however, as the Finnish firm also says the Lumia 620 is “unlikely” to get that functionality.
We’ll have a full review of the Lumia 620 soon, but until then check out our hands-on with the smartphone for more details.