Nokia has announced the release of another phone in the Lumia line, this one aimed at all the young (and young at heart) Windows Phone users. The little brother the flagship Nokia Lumia 920 and mid-range Nokia Lumia 820, the Nokia Lumia 620 is designed to be compact and fun. It takes advantage of a new ‘dual-shot’ technique to create a variety of interesting new colors and textures.
Dual Shot involves casting two layers of poly-carbonate a single base layer and a second color, in a transparent or translucent layer, to produce depth effects and secondary color blends. For example, yellow and cyan are combined to produce lime green. What’s more, since the Nokia Lumia 620 uses exchangeable shells, you can change the color as often as you change your mood with seven shells to choose from.
The 3.8-inch display has the same sunlight readability enhancements as the Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 820, so you should be able to see what’s on the screen however sunny your surroundings. As an aside, they mention that sun is not a problem for them in Finland at the moment, and being in the Pacific Northwest, we empathize.
It also takes advantage of the same Nokia exclusive camera lenses, like Cinemagraph and Smart Shoot, with a 5-megapixel camera and front-facing VGA camera. It also has Nokia Music, providing free streaming of ad-free tracks with no subscription or registration required and the ability to download playlists to listen offline. With NFC connectivity, you can pair the Nokia Lumia 620 with speakers or headsets.
The Lumia 620 will cost about $249 and will be available in the US sometime in Q1 of 2013. Check out the video to see it in action.