EE, currently the UK’s only 4G network, has confirmed that it will host the Nokia Lumia 625, a newly unveiled budget phone with 4G capabilities.
Formally announced this morning, the 4.7-inch Windows Phone 8 powered Lumia 625 is set to be made available on a wide range of networks, including Vodafone and O2, with EE set to make use of the phone’s high-speed 4G connectivity options.
“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,” Nicola Shenton, Head Of Devices for EE said
Looking ahead to its own 4G network rollout later this year, Vodafone’s Director of Terminals, Dee Kaul stated: “The Nokia Lumia 625 will make a great and highly affordable 4G-ready addition to Vodafone’s range of Windows Phones ahead of our 4G launch later this summer. We’ll be letting customers know very soon when exactly they’ll be able to get their hands on it.”
“As 4G accelerates across networks in the UK, we expect the service to become available to more consumers at different price points,” Graham Stapleton, CEO of Carphone Warehouse UK said. “Nokia is leading the 4G device portfolio already with a number of innovative middle and high end devices. This will be the most affordable 4G smartphone in our range at launch.”
Nokia Lumia 625 Features
Set to cost just £200, the Nokia Lumia 625 is the latest Windows powered handset to come from the struggling Finnish manufacturer.
Running a 4.7-inch WVGA display with a lowly 201 pixels-per-inch image density, the Nokia Lumia 625 specs sheet sees a 1.2GHz dual-core CPU paired with 512GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage, expandable via microSD to 64GB.
With a 5-megapixel rear-mounted snapper and a second, VGA camera up front, the Nokia Lumia 625 features list is rounded off by a healthy 2000mAh Lithium-Ion battery.
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