The Lumia 610 has been Nokia's best selling handset in the Chinese market, and the Lumia 510 is likely an attempt to build on this success by offering consumers a choice of devices at an even lower price point.
Like the Nokia Lumia 610, the Nokia Lumia 510 is a low spec Windows Phone 7.5 Refresh device ("Tango"), with an 800 MHz processor and 256 MB of RAM. While the key specification and basic profile is similar to the Lumia 610, there are a number of importance differences: the screen is bigger (4 inches versus 3.7 inches) and there's no LED flash accompanying the camera.
The overall handset design has also been tweaked, with a simpler front and back piece arrangements (versus the "drop in" casing of the Lumia 610), and a simpler camera mount. The overall design does not appear to have quite the same fashion flair as the Lumia 610, but is probably cheaper to make, reflecting it 5xx model number.
As a result of the screen the Nokia Lumia 510 is slightly wider (64.9mm versus 62.2mm), is slightly taller (120.7mm versus 119.2mm), but is also slightly thinner (11.51mm versus 11.9mm).
The Nokia Lumia 510 is currently listed as running Windows Phone 7.5, and is likely to ship with this version of the platform, but should be upgradeable to Windows Phone 7.8 once it becomes available.
Key hardware specifications
- 120.7 x 64.9 x 11.51mm, 129g in weight; monoblock touch form factor
- HSDPA and GSM connectivity: WCDMA (850/1900/2100), GSM (850/900/1800/1900).
- Processor: 800 MHz (likely Qualcomm MSM7227A), RAM: 256MB
- 4.0" TFT capacitive touchscreen; 480 x 800 pixels resolution
- 5 megapixel auto-focus camera; video capture at 30 fps VGA.
- GPS, accelerometer, proximity and ambient light sensors
- microUSB (USB 2.0) for PC connectivity and charging
- 3.5mm audio out
- WiFi: WLAN IEEE 802.11 b/g/n; Bluetooth 2.1