Back in March, when Nokia announced the release of the Lumia 800C as its first Windows Phone device for China, it said that the cheaper Lumia 610 would also be introduced there. And now the 610 has been launched – and it looks like it’s available at least via Nokia’s flagship store in Shanghai.
According to WPDang, the Lumia 610 costs 1,699 Chinese yuan. That’s about $269, and is half the price you have to pay for the Lumia 800C in China. Of course, the 610 is pretty much an entry-level smartphone, but still offers a good set of features for that kind of money: Windows Phone 7.5, 3.7 inch WVGA Gorilla Glass display, Wi-Fi, GPS, 5MP rear camera, 800MHz processor, 256MB of RAM, and 8GB of internal memory.
(Lumia 610 next to the Lumia 800C)
As reported not long ago, Nokia seemingly hopes to sell 4 million Lumia 610 smartphones this year. The handset’s release in China (the world’s largest mobile market) is certainly a step in the right direction.