Nokia Lumia 620 is most colourful Windows Phone yet

The Nokia Lumia 620, announced today, is set to be the cheapest and most colourful Windows 8 phone yet.

Time for a phone that puts the lime in Lumia. The Nokia Lumia 620, announced today, is set to be the cheapest and most colourful Windows Phone 8 device yet.

The Lumia 620 sports a 3.8-inch screen with a resolution of 480x800, giving you a very respectable 246 pixels per inch. There's a 5-megapixel camera on the back and a front-facing camera for video calls.

Doing the grunt work is a dual-core Snapdragon S4 1GHz processor with an unimpressive 512MB of RAM. There's 8GB of storage for your music, movies and apps, but happily you can add up to 64GB with a microSD card.

Powered by Windows Phone 8, the little brother to the Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 includes a customisable home screen with resizing live tiles , as well as the City Lens augmented reality app and Cinemagraph and Smart Shoot camera features. 

The phone comes in an array of pretty colours, including lime green, yellow and pink. Nokia offers interchangeable shells to change the look of your 620, including orange, green, turquoise and white. They come in matte or shiny finishes, and some are semi-translucent, so you can put different coloured shells on different coloured phones to create a rainbow of colour effects.

UK price has yet to be confirmed, but the new Nokia is expected to cost around $240 (£150) in the US. It goes on sale in Asia, the Middle East and Africa in January, to arrive in Europe "quickly" after that.

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Rich Trenholm is a senior editor at CNET where he covers everything from phones to bionic implants. Based in London since 2007, he has travelled the world seeking out the latest and best consumer technology for your enjoyment.


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