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The Nokia Lumia 521 will be releasing for T-Mobile USA users from April 24th. The planograms at the retail stores have started showing Nokia Lumia 521 to be made available from April 24th. The Nokia 521 will probably replace the Lumia 810 as the mid range smartphone in T-Mobile’s inventory.
The news of the device being launched on T-Mobile was first published by TmoNews. It is difficult to ascertain the veracity of the reports, but the site has a good record of giving accurate predictions. The Nokia Lumia 521 has reached the end of its productive life. Launched as a low cost variant of the Lumia 820 it is unlikely to be available at any other place. T-Mobile is also rumored to partner with Nokia for its much touted next Flagship which is referred in the media as Nokia Catwalk. There is not much information of Nokia Catwalk though some pictures have been leaked in media in past week about the device.
The Nokia Lumia 521 is not a pushover and has many features which are present in the Lumia 810. It includes a 4 inch touch screen. The 521 touchscreen is exceptionally sensitive and can be operated with gloved fingers also. The Lumia 521 features a primary 5MP rear camera and is able to capture 720p video. The device is powered by a Dual Core Snapdragon S4 processor. The device also features 8GB internal storage. However, this can be easily augmented since there is a provision of MicroSD card slot.
The notable features which are absent in the 521 is the Nokia’s PureView camera technology as well as the absence of flash. The Lumia 521 will not be compatible with the LTE network of T-Mobile. The Lumia 521 will, however, feature all the apps which Nokia adds to all its devices. Among the notable apps include, navigation apps, HERE Drive, Here maps and HERE transit.
T-Mobile has not mentioned the price of the Lumia 521. The Lumia 520 which is a close variant of the 521 is available at Expansys for £156.99 which at current rates comes to around $240.