Nokia Lumia 520, 720 phones pop up in regulatory filing

A regulatory document in Indonesia lists both model numbers, potentially pointing to a couple of new Lumia smartphones.

Is Nokia's Lumia 710 due to be upstaged by the 720?
Is Nokia's Lumia 710 due to be upstaged by the 720? Stephen Shankland/CNET

Is Nokia getting ready to launch Lumia 520 and 720 smartphones? A regulatory filing seems to point in that direction.

The Lumia 520 and 720 were both on the list of a regulatory filing in Indonesia picked up by blog site PhoneArena.com.

The 520 would be the likely successor to the current Lumia 510, while the 720 would take over for the Lumia 710. Their inclusion on the list indicates that both won certification from Indonesia's equivalent of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday, according to PhoneArena.com.

Nokia 520 and 720 devices made the list of a regulatory document in Indonesia.
Nokia 520 and 720 devices made the list of a regulatory document in Indonesia. Postel.go.id

The regulatory document doesn't spill any details about the devices, but some rumors surfaced just today. An unnamed source revealed a few alleged tidbits to MyNokiaBlog.com, a third-party site unaffiliated with Nokia.

The source claimed that the Lumia 520 would come with a 4-inch Super Sensitive touch screen, a 1GHz dual-core processor, 512MB of memory, 8GB of storage, and a microSD card slot. The phone would have a 5-megapixel camera on the back but no camera in the front. The 520 would also run Windows Phone 8.

The higher-end 720 would offer a 4.3-inch screen using Nokia's ClearBlack display. Powered by a 1GHz dual-core chip, the 720 would come with 512MB of memory, 8GB of storage, and a microSD card slot. The phone would sport a 6-megapixel camera in the back and a 2-megapixel camera in the front. And like the 520, the 720 would be equipped with Windows Phone 8.

The tipster doesn't reveal where or how this information was obtained, so definitely consider these specs as pure rumor for now.

But we could learn more about both phones by the end of this month. Nokia is expected to demo its upcoming Lumia lineup when Mobile World Congress kicks off the last week of February.

A Nokia spokesman told CNET that the company does not comment on market rumors or speculation.

Updated 11:10 a.m. PT with response from Nokia.

 

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