Launched in March 2013 at the Mobile World Congress, the new Nokia Lumia 720 is one of the latest Nokia mobiles featuring Windows Phone 8. Though Nokia might not have made an official announcement as far as the price is concerned, it is indicated that the Nokia Lumia 720 price will be kept below Rs 20,000 and will be available in the market from mid-April.
The good news is that this hasn’t stopped some online retailers from putting up pre-order offers starting from Rs. 18,500. To add to it, it is also offering a 16 GB ScanDisk memory card to all the customers who pre-order this smartphone. The website does not mention when the phone will start shipping but considering the fact that the promotional pre-order offer is valid until April 24, we can expect the smartphone to hit the shelves around the same time.
The phone is listed as “out of stock,” which means the retailer has yet to receive the first shipment. By examining the Nokia Lumia 720 pictures, we can see that the phone's front sports 4.3-inch IPS LCD ClearBlack capacitive touchscreen display that supports 480 x 800 pixels resolution. The 9mm slim unibody design comes in five colour options - Yellow, Cyan, Black, White and Red. Moreover, the device happens to be the first phone with a uni-body design featuring microSD support. It also sports a Corning Gorilla Glass 2 coating and polycarbonate plastic finish.
Hardware specifications include a Snapdragon S4 dual-core 1GHz processor alongside 512MB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage expandable by up to 64GB via microSD card. With a 6.7-megapixel rear camera and 1.3-megapixel front camera, it boasts of the 6.7 megapixel one having a f/1.9 aperture and Carl Zeiss optics while the 1.3 megapixel snapper at the front is described as a "HD-quality, wide-angle" camera. The Lumia 720, however, does not carry the PureView tag.
Nokia is also touting a 2,000 mAh battery which means that the user can enjoy up to 24.3 hours of 2G calls, 13.4 hours of 3G calls or 79 hours of music playback. This may be the first Windows Phone device to last a whole day without screaming for a charger. The device weighs 128gm and measures 127.9 x 67.5 x 9.0mm. Connectivity options include Bluetooth 3.0, NFC, Wi-Fi as well as 3G. Other Nokia Lumia 720 features include the latest Nokia apps including Nokia Music, the HERE location suite, and an optional snap-on wireless charging cover. Nokia Lumia 720 and HTC 8S Competition Goes Neck and Neck.