lime green shocked — Nokia has made an early morning surprise announcement of an all-new entrant into the Lumia family.
Say hello to the Nokia Lumia 620, a slightly lower-end device which runs Windows Phone 8. Unlike the 920 and 820 though, the specs are much more conservative. In particular, the 620 operates with a 1 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, a step below Nokia’s higher-end pair of Lumias. The display is a 3.8-inch ClearBlack LCD with a resolution of WVGA (800×480), while the rear 5-megapixel camera includes an LED flash. There is also a front-facing VGA camera, 512 MB of RAM, NFC, Bluetooth 3.0, a 1300 mAh battery, and a MicroSD slot to expand upon the built-in 8 GB of storage.
Nokia is stressing the design of the Lumia 620 as a main selling point, and judging by these renders it’s hard to disagree. The company is touting a new “dual-shot color technique” that places one translucent layer of polycarbonate plastic atop another, which is why the distinctive lime green colors looks as though it is reflecting light. Speaking of color, the Lumia 620 is joining in the rainbow-craze with a selection of seven colorful exchangeable shells: lime green, orange, magenta, yellow, cyan, white and black. (We’re dying to see that orange flavor.)
The Nokia Lumia 620 will retail for approximately $249 unsubsidized (i.e. without a contract), and will be first available in Asia in January 2013, followed by Europe, the Middle East, and other regions. For more photos of this phenomenal-looking new Lumia, head on past the break.