Though an exact date has not been given, Nokia has announced that both the Lumia 720 and the Lumia 520 will become available on local shores this month.
Of the pair the Lumia 520 is the cheaper, coming in with a recommended retail price of R1,900 while the Lumia 720 will set consumers back about R5,700 without a contract. There is a reason for this price difference, obviously.
Both of the Windows Phone 8 handsets share specs for RAM (512MB), internal storage (8GB) and microSD support (up to 64GB) but the processors, batteries and cameras are where the phones diverge. Both will have a 1GHz dual-core Snapdragon CPU, with the 720 featuring the S4 version of the processor.
The Lumia 520 will have a 5 megapixel rear camera, the 720 ups its game a little with a 6.7 megapixel rear shooter with an f1.9 aperture as well as a 1.3 MP front camera. The 720 and 520 will pack in 2000mAh and 1430mAh batteries respectively.On the display front, the Lumia 520 has a 4” IPS LCD WVGA (800 x 480) screen and its larger brother boasts a Gorilla Glass 2 4.3” ClearBlack WVGA LCD.
Both handsets will ship with access to 7GB of SkyDrive storage as well as Nokia’s typical range of Lumia features and perks.