Nokia Lumia 800 and Lumia 710 are the first Nokia phones running Windows Phone platform. Both smartphones are to be launched in Malaysia in Feb 2012. In this article, you will learn about the Nokia Lumia phones release date, specifications, and prices in Malaysia.
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Malaysia Nokia Lumia release date
LiewCF Tech Blog has invited by Nokia Malaysia to the launch of Nokia Lumia 800 and Lumia 710 in Malaysia at 10 February 2012. We will have a chance to speak to Nokia and Microsoft representatives and get a chance to experience the Nokia Lumia devices. Exciting? Yes, we are!
Check out the Nokia Lumia phones specs below.
Nokia Lumia 710 Specs
Nokia Lumia 710 has 3.7-inch ClearBlack TFT touch-screen display with 800 x 480 resolution. The phone’s measurement is 119 mm x 62.4 mm x 12.5 mm, weight only 126 gram. It is powered by 1.4 GHz single-core processor and 512 MB RAM, running Windows Phone 7.5 Mango mobile operating system. The internal storage is 8GB, no slot for micro-SD card.
Lumia 710 has a 5 MP camera with LED flash, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.0 connectivity, micro-USB port. The Windows Phone uses a 1300mAh battery, claims to have a 3G talk time up to 7.6 hours or 6 hours video playback.
Nokia Lumia 710 is available in 2 colours: Black and White. The back cover is interchangeable to different colours: black, white, cyan, fuchsia, and yellow.
Nokia Lumia 800 Specs
Nokia Lumia 800 looks almost identical to Nokia N9, the first and last MeeGo phone. It has curved 3.7″ AMOLED ClearBlack glass touchscreen display with 800 x 480 resolution. Lumia 800 is using the the same 1.4 Ghz processor and 512 MB RAM as Lumia 710. Both smartphones are running Windows Phone 7.5 Mango platform, have 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.0 connectivity, micro-USB port.
Nokia Lumia 800 has 16 GB internal storage, which is 2x more than Lumia 710’s. The high-end phone has 8 megapixel camera with a f/2.2 Carl Zeiss lens with dual LED flash. Both Windows Phone can capture 720p video capture at 30 frames-per-second.
Lumia 800 build-in 1450 mAh battery and claims to give you up to 9.5 hours of 3G talk time, or 6.5 hours video playback time. The phone weight 142 gram, measurement is 116.5mm x 61.2 mm x 12.1 mm.
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Malaysia Nokia Lumia Prices
Now still 7 days to the Malaysia Nokia Lumia release date. We haven’t get the official recommended retail price yet. However, our friend at MalaysianWireless revealed that Malaysia Nokia Lumia 800 is RM1650 (~USD $546) and Nokia Lumia 710 is RM999 (~USD $330). We would say that’s a competitive pricing.
My two cents
Based on the specifications, the only major differences between Lumia 800 (high-end) and Lumia 710 (lower-cost) are the display (AMOLED vs TFT), internal storage space (16GB vs 8GB), and the phone camera (8MP vs 5MP). If you are not mobile-phone-photog, Lumia 710 can save you RM650 to buy other gadgets.