Nokia has announced a 28 August release date for its entry level Lumia 625 4G device, pricing the handset at £179.
Pay monthly deals will be available from O2, Vodafone, EE, Carphone Warehouse and Phones 4u from around £21 per month. Consumers will have the choice of ‘five semi-transparent changeable shells’ which come in orange, bright green, yellow, white and black.
Nokia’s VP UK and Ireland Conor Pierce said: ‘The Nokia Lumia 625 combines high end innovation and experiences with a stunning 4.7” screen and 4G connectivity, to bring high speed entertainment to new audiences on a budget. It’s a fantastic blend of affordability and performance, in short it’s the product that the UK 4G market has been waiting for.’
Nicola Shenton, head of devices, EE added: ‘4G is incredibly important for the future of mobile in the UK, and EE is at the forefront. 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.’
Graham Stapleton, CEO of Carphone Warehouse UK said: ‘As 4G accelerates across networks in the UK, we expect the service to become available to more consumers at different price points. At Carphone Warehouse we are aiming to offer the broadest range of 4G devices. Nokia is leading the 4G device portfolio already with a number of innovative middle and high end devices. With the Nokia Lumia 625 we see them move to an even more affordable price point with a 4.7” Super sensitive Display, optimised for viewing media on the go. This will be the most affordable 4G smartphone in our range at launch.’
Author: Matthew Campelli