Nokia Lumia 520 Windows Phone 8.1 handset now just $19.99 off-contract on Amazon

The Nokia Lumia 520 Windows Phone smartphone just got more affordable than ever, as Amazon is now selling the handset for just $19.99 off-contract.

From the very beginning the Nokia Lumia 520 was designed with affordability in mind, sporting entry-level specs and features all around. The handset doesn't have any bells and whistles, but it does deliver a decent performance on a budget.

The Nokia Lumia 520 originally launched with a budget-friendly price tag of $39.99, which was already quite affordable. The price of the handset was not expected to drop much lower than that, but significant discounts pleasantly surprised Windows Phone fans in the meantime.

Just earlier this month, Microsoft slashed the price of the Nokia Lumia 520 to just $29.00 off-contract, which was the lowest price yet for the device at that point. As it turns out, purchasing a Lumia 520 can be even more affordable than that, as the handset is now available for a dirt-cheap price on Amazon.

As a reminder, the Nokia Lumia 520 comes with modest specifications all around, as expected from an entry-level handset. The smartphone sports a 4-inch display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, packs a 1GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor under the hood, and comes with just 512MB of RAM. Other specs include 8GB of internal storage capacity, microSD card slot for additional memory, a 5-megapixel rear camera with no flash, and a 1,430 mAh battery to keep things up and running.

On the software side, the Lumia 520 runs Windows Phone 8.1 and should receive the latest Lumia Denim update in early 2015, which will bring notable improvements to enhance its capabilities.

While these specifications are utterly unimpressive, they are more than enough for a spare phone especially considering that the Nokia Lumia 520 is now available at a dirt-cheap $19.99 price tag with no contract.

It's worth pointing out, however, that the Nokia Lumia 520 smartphone Amazon is now selling for $19.99 may be off-contract, but it will still be locked to AT&T's network. This means that customers will be able to use the device on AT&T and the GoPhone prepaid service, but not on other networks.

For more information or to purchase the device, head over to Amazon's website at this link.

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