Nokia releases Lumia 520 in NZ, and it's the cheapest Windows Phone yet

If you're into Windows Phone but you don't want to spend a lot of money, you might be interested to know that Nokia has released the Lumia 520 today.

If you're into Windows Phone but you don't want to spend a lot of money, you might be interested to know that Nokia has released the Lumia 520 today.

The smartphone comes in at $299, making it the cheapest Windows Phone on the market in New Zealand. It's available from Telecom and Vodafone today and will be available from 2degrees in May.

The device has a 4-inch display witha resolution of 800 by 480 pixels, which can be used with fingernails or while wearing gloves.

It has a 1GHz Snapdragon processor and 512MB RAM, powered by a 1430 mAh battery. The device comes with 8GB storage on-board, and has a microSD slot which can support up to 64GB of additional storage.

The Lumia 520 also has a 5MP camera that can record video in 720p at 30fps.

“Today’s launch marks another significant step for Nokia in providing Lumia smartphones at every price point to appeal to the widest possible audience," said Nokia New Zealand's head of sales, Scott McFarlane.

“The Lumia 520 is the most affordable Windows Phone 8 ever launched in New Zealand and we’re grateful to all the operators for getting behind it."

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