Along with the Lumia 800, Nokia also announced a mid-range value-for-money Windows Phone Mango running handset, the Lumia 710.
Internally, the Lumia 710 is similar to its elder bother the Lumia 800. It’s powered by the same 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and Adreno 205 GPU.Externally, the handset is mainly made of plastic, and sports a 3.7-inch ClearBlack display with WVGA (480×800) resolution. The back cover of the phone is also swappable.
At the back of the Lumia 710 is a 5MP camera accompanied by an LED flash. Other key features of the handset include GPS with A-GPS, Bluetooth 2.1, Wi-Fi b/g/n, micro SIM, and the usual connectivity options along with a bunch of sensors. The Lumia has 8GB of internal memory, and also comes with a microSD card slot, which is a rare sight among WP7 handsets. The handset will also offer users access to Nokia Drive, Nokia Music and Nokia Store, which will remain a Nokia phone exclusive.
The Lumia 710 is powered by a 1300mAh battery, and is capable of providing up to 6 hours of non-stop video playback. The handset will be available in a bunch of colors, and will hit the retail stores of India, Hong Kong, Russia, Singapore and Taiwan before the end of this year. It will be launched in other markets in early 2012. The Lumia 710 is expected to cost around 260 Euros before taxes and subsidies.