Until now, the biggest Lumia available were the Lumia 920, Lumia 925 and 928 which came with a 4.5 inch display but Nokia is upping its recurring standard by announcing the Lumia 625 which comes with a 4.7 inch screen, despite being a mid-range device.

“With our largest smartphone screen to date, the Nokia Lumia 625 is a perfect example of how Nokia is delivering leading smartphone innovation and experiences at every price point,” said Jo Harlow, executive vice president, Nokia Smart Devices.

The phone runs on Windows Phone 8 and also supports 4G LTE.

The 4.7 inch display comes with a WVGA resolution of 800 x 480 pixels and a pixel density of 201ppi, by far not the best. It’s protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 2 and is an IPS LCD unit.

On the hardware side, the phone features a 1.2Ghz dual-core SnapDragon processor with Adreno 305 processor. It also comes with 8 GB of internal storage and 512 MB RAM. The storage is expandable, thanks to a microSD card slot.

The camera at the back is a 5 megapixel unit, capable of doing 1080p video recording and is accompanied by an LED Flash.

On the connectivity front, the phone features 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB 2.0, Wi-Fi and GPS.

The Nokia Lumia 625 also provides many innovations found in the recently announced flagship Nokia Lumia 1020. These include a range of integrated camera applications like Nokia Smart Camera, offering handy features like removing unwanted objects from pictures, and Nokia Cinema graph, which turns photos into living memories with added movement.

Here are the full specs of the phone:

  • Microsoft Windows Phone 8
  • 4.7 inch IPS LCD display with WVGA resolution (201ppi)
  • Super-sensitive multi-touch touchscreen
  • Weight: 159g
  • 9.2mm thick
  • 1.2Ghz dual-core SnapDragon processor
  • Adreno 305 GPU
  • 512 MB RAM with 8 GB expandable storage
  • 5 megapixel camera with LED Flash and 1080p Full HD video
  • 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB 2.0, Wi-Fi-Hotspot, GPS
  • Available in yellow, green, white, orange and black
  • 2000 mAh battery

The phone will hit the world in the third quarter of 2013 for a reasonable price tag of $290. In this range, it will face stiff competition of a number of smartphones including Samsung Galaxy Grand so it will be a strict matter of Windows Phone vs Android while buying this one.

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