Nokia unveils Lumia 720 and 520

Finnish mobile phone manufacturer Nokia unveiled their latest smartphone, the Lumia 720 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The new phone is an updated version of the already-released 710 smartphone.

Nokia's Lumia 720 smartphone (image: Nokia)

“The Nokia Lumia 720 delivers a high end camera performance at a mid-range price point. A large f/1.9 aperture and exclusive Carl Zeiss optics are designed to deliver bright, clear pictures day and night, while the HD-quality, wide-angle front-facing camera makes taking pictures with friends and video calling more enjoyable. The sleek and stylish smartphone comes with the latest high-end Nokia Lumia experiences, including Nokia Music, the HERE location suite, and the option to add wireless charging with a snap-on wireless charging cover,” Nokia said in a statement.

The 720 will be made available in Europe, Asia, Africa and India, and comes in five different colours at a starting price of 250 euros, with shipments expected to start rolling out early this year.

At the same announcement, the company also unveiled their Lumia 520 smartphone, which is Nokia’s most affordable Windows Phone 8 smartphone.

“The Nokia Lumia 520 delivers experiences normally only found in high-end smartphones, such as the same digital camera lenses found on the flagship Nokia Lumia 920, Nokia Music for free music out of the box and even offline, and the HERE location suite. A four inch super sensitive touchscreen makes for a more responsive and immersive content experience than can usually be found at this price,” Marko Ahtisaari, Nokia’s head of design.

Charlie Fripp – Consumer Tech editor