Nokia’s latest budget-focused Lumia is skipping the US — at least for now.
Like its predecessor, the Lumia 525 is meant to be affordable for consumers in emerging markets, and its hardware reflects that. The device features a 4-inch display (with a 800 x 480 resolution), 8GB storage, and 1 GB RAM (which, notably, is double that of the Lumia 520). Oh, and it doesn’t come with a 4G radio.
In other words, this isn’t a device meant to blow anyone away. Nokia is aiming the Lumia 525 at markets in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia-Pacific, not the US and UK, which the company says the device is skipping over right now. On the price front, the Lumia 525 should run for roughly $180-$200 off-contract.
There is, however, a big problem for the Lumia 525, and it comes in the form of the Moto G, which Motorola is aiming at roughly the same markets: The Moto G (which will also run for $180-$200) seems like better deal than the Lumia 525.