Nokia Lumia 625 to sport 4.7-inch screen, say reports

The next Windows Phone handset in Nokia's lineup will adopt the largest display yet seen on a Lumia.

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The Lumia 620, left, alongside its higher-end cousins from Nokia.
The Lumia 620, left, alongside its higher-end cousins from Nokia. Stephen Shankland/CNET

Nokia's Lumia 625 phone will try to lure potential buyers with a 4.7-inch screen.

Specs released online via various sources point to the supersized screen -- the largest yet for a Lumia -- and a few other features. Despite the larger display, the 625 will be considered a low-end, entry-level Lumia, sources told The Verge, with a resolution of just 800x480 pixels. The goal is to gear up a Lumia with a lower price to attract more customers.

No information on U.S. pricing or availability has been revealed, though one variant of the 625 with support for AT&T's GSM network passed FCC certification last month. The phone is expected to launch in China by the end of a month for 1,999 yuans ($325).

A follow-up to the Lumia 620, the 625 will come with a dual-core 1.2Ghz Snapdragon S4 processor, 512MB of memory, and a 5-megapixel camera. Though the GSM support for 3G networks is known, the phone is also expected to support 4G LTE. Alleged images of the 625 posted by Chinese Web site Tieba.baidu provide a peek at all sides of the phone.

(Via Engadget and Windows Phone Central)