It has been mere days since Nokia unveiled its new flagship Windows Phone handset, the premium Lumia 1020, but now it appears that the Finnish telecom giant is readying another Lumia smartphone.
This mysterious device is yet to be officially announced, but the company has filed documents at the Chinese communication regulatory commission (TENAA), which reveal that this new smartphone is being called the Lumia 625.
Engadget has dug up the full story, and interestingly, the Nokia Lumia 625 that has just appeared in China strongly resembles another Nokia device that was submitted to the FCC (Federal Communication Commission) last month.
That particular device went by the codename RM-941.
About the Lumia 625, it is said that the smartphone is expected to hit store shelves in China at the end of this month. Insiders suggest that Nokia has priced the smartphone at round 2,000 Yuan outright, which translates to about $325.
Considering the fact that this particular smartphone has already been approved by the FCC, there is a strong possibility that it will also be released in North America, and other parts of the world, in the weeks to come.
But obviously nothing is concrete as of right now.
The Nokia Lumia 625 is said to be a slight improvement over its predecessors, the Lumia 620. It is said to feature an improved 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, which is paired with a much larger 4.7 inch capacitive touchscreen.
The amount of RAM is the same — at 512MB — but there is no word on the amount of storage and camera on the Lumia 625.
This unannounced smartphone, however, packs in a much better 2,000 mAh Li-Ion battery, which promises more standby and talk time than the 1,300 mAh Li-Ion one housed in the Lumia 620.
Engadget claims that the smartphone may also offer LTE support. However, none of the documents filed in at the TENNA seem to confirm this.