Nokia Lumia 521 Windows phone coming to T-Mobile

BARCELONA—Nokia announced a couple of new Windows 8 phones here Monday—the Lumia 720 and 520—the latter of which will become available from T-Mobile (as the Lumia 521) in the US later this year.

The Lumia 520/521 is being billed as the lower-priced younger brother to the Lumia 820 and 920 models announced last September, and it does share the look of those more expensive phones. It also runs Windows Phone 8 like the 820 and 920.

Specs-wise, the 521 will pack a 5-megapixel camera, a 4-inch LCD touch screen that Nokia calls "supersensative," a 1,430mAh battery and 8GB of storage.

The Nokia 520 is priced for European markets at 139 Euros (about $185) without a contract, and should be considerably less in-contract.

T-Moible isn't yet giving an asking price for its 521, but calls the new phone "a perfect, everyday smartphone that will embody a range of high-end features at an affordable price."

The other Nokia phone announced, the Lumia 720, has a larger 4.3 inch screen and a larger, better camera lens. It's priced at €249 Euro (US$328) without a contract, but no word on when the phone will hit the US.

Updated at 9 a.m. PT with video from IDG News Service.

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