Nokia announced the Lumia 520 at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) event earlier this year. The entry-level Lumia 520 is now making its way to Canadian customers via Rogers.
The Canadian carrier Rogers is currently offering only a handful of Windows Phone 8 (WP8) smartphones, which include the Samsung ATIV S, Nokia Lumia 920 and the HTC 8X. The Lumia 520 will be the latest addition to the carrier's WP8 line of handsets.
According to a leaked internal Rogers' document the handset will enter testing on April 18 and should hit the market on the May 6.
The entry-level Lumia 520 has been officially launched only in a few markets and recently T-Mobile (USA) has also announced it will be getting the handset in early May, but the T-Mobile variant of the handset will be called Lumia 521.
The Lumia 520 features many impressive features needed in a smartphone of its category and with the launch of the handset in the U.S. and Canada, it seems that the Finnish company wants to attract more customers looking for a handset at an affordable price.
The smartphone sports a 4-inch IPS LCD display with 800 x 480 pixels resolution and 235 pixels per inch (ppi). A dual core 1GHz processor and 512MB of RAM powers the handset.
The Lumia 520 is equipped with a 5-megapixel rear-facing snapper. A 1430mAh battery powers the smartphone, which gives up to 360 hours of standby time and up to 9 hours and 40 minutes of talk time on 3G.
The smartphone measures 4.72 x 2.52 x 0.39 inches and weighs 4.37 ounces.
The Lumia 520 will be the first entry-level WP8 smartphone on Rogers. Currently, Rogers is selling the 8GB version of the HTC 8X for free on a three-year contract, so smartphone buyers will hope that the Lumia 520 will also be available for free on a contract.