Nokia Lumia 625 budget 4G smartphone to hit UK shelves on 28 August

Nokia’s new Lumia 625 budget 4G smartphone will be available to UK consumers by the end of the month with a number of networks to offer the affordable handset.

Vodafone, O2, EE as well as Carphone Warehouse and Phones4u will all offer the device from 28 August – a date that is just a day before both Vodafone and O2 commence their 4G networks and earlier than the September date touted at the launch.

Pricing starts at £21 per month and the phone can be picked up for as little as £179 on pay as you go tariffs, the company confirmed to ZDNet. EE, one of the networks to launch the new device, has high hopes that it will extend their 4G user-base.

“With the new Lumia 625, Nokia is helping to bring even more affordable, quality 4G devices to the market which will ensure 4G experiences are available to a broader audience,” Nicola Shenton, head of devices at EE, said in a statement to ZDNet.

The Lumia 625, which was unveiled in London last month, sports a 4.7in LCD display with a 800 x 480 resolution, a 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, 512MB of RAM, 8GB of storage and a 2,000mAh battery.

In terms of a camera, the device has a 5-megapixel back-facing snapper in addition to a VGA [480p] front-facing camera. It weighs in at 159g with dimensions of 133.25 x 72.25 x 9.15mm and has the additional advantage of a microSD slot.

The Lumia 625 comes in a wide variety of different colours with orange, green, yellow, black and white all available. Nokia’s newest 4G device also has changeable shells and a semi-transparent design.

Nokia has been busy releasing handsets in recent months with the Lumia 925 and the Lumia 1020, with its huge 41-megapixel camera, both hitting the shops on the Windows Phone OS.

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