Mobile phone manufacturing giant Nokia has launched a bigger-screen version of its low-price Lumia smartphone on Tuesday, July 23, 2013. The new phone – titled Lumia 625 – has been launched with an aim to close the gap with market leader Samsung, which is selling handsets in a wide range of sizes.
The new Lumia 625 comes with a 4.7-inch screen and will be priced at 220 euros before taxes and subsidies. The company announced its Nokia 620 handset at the end of 2012, which had a 3.8-inch screen. In recent times, Nokia has picked up the pace of product launches. Earlier in July 2013, the company launched its higher-end Lumia 1020 model with a 41-megapixel camera.
There was a time when the Finnish company used to produce more than one-third of all mobile phones in the world, but the mobile market was later dominated by other giants like Apple and Samsung. However, as regular mobile phones still account for the bulk of the shipments of the company, smartphones are perceived as crucial for its long-term survival due to their higher margins.
Nokia still has hopes for a comeback to the mobile segment, regardless of some tough competition. So far, mobile enthusiasts have responded well to the Lumia 1020 launch earlier in July 2013.
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