Nokia Lumia 720 comes to Australia – on Vodafone and Virgin Mobile

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Nokia’s Lumia 720 is coming to Australia. The new mid-range smartphone – featuring a 4.3-inch ClearBlack screen and a 1GHz dual-core processor – will be coming to Vodafone, Virgin Mobile and leading retailers for $429.

The Lumia 720 also has 8GB of storage that is expandable with a microSD card up to 64GB. Other features include a 6.7MP rear cameras and a wide-angle 1.3MP front facing camera; wireless charging; and NFC support. Connectivity-wise, however, it does not support LTE. The phone will include Nokia’s HERE Maps, and its camera enhancements such as Smart Shoot – which lets you stitch multiple photos to create a better photo – and Cinemagraph.

Virgin Mobile will stock the phone from April 4, while retailers will get it from April 10. Vodafone’s availability is unknown at this stage, with an announcement coming soon.

Press release below:

Sydney, Australia – 2 April 2013. Nokia today added the Nokia Lumia 720 to its growing Lumia line-up.

Nokia’s latest mid-range smartphone will be available from Vodafone, Virgin Mobile and leading retailers for a RRP of AUD$429*.

Similar in design and build quality to other Lumia smartphones, the Nokia Lumia 720 has, without doubt, the best imaging credentials of any smartphone in its price band. Combining Carl Zeiss optics with Nokia’s largest f1.9 aperture, the Nokia Lumia 720 delivers sharp, clear pictures every time, day or night.

The Lumia 720 is super-slim – only 9mm thick – and weighs just 128g and comes in a range of colours including black, white and red.

Nokia Australia’s managing director, Steve Lewis, said: “As we continue to grow our smartphone offering, devices such as the Lumia 720 give breadth and depth to our Windows Phone 8 portfolio.

“With smartphone adoption continuing to grow in Australia, consumers want more choice at different price-points. Smartphones like the Lumia 720 are critical to Nokia’s strategy as they allow us to bring familiar features such as high-end design, quality hardware, unparalleled imaging capabilities and a rich navigation experience to a wider audience.”

Other key features of the Lumia 720 include:

  • Access to the full HERE suite of applications, including HERE Maps, HERE Drive for free turn-by-turn navigation in Australia and HERE Transit
  • Access to Nokia’s new subscription-based music streaming service, Nokia Music +, which allows users to stream from playlists curated by a team of musos and international artists
  • Access to more than 130,000 applications from the Windows Phone Store including the recently launched Pandora, SBS and Take 40 apps
  • In-built NFC and wireless charging capability when a shell is added.
  • Access to all the best Windows Phone 8 experiences including Xbox, PeopleHub and Microsoft Office

*The Lumia 720 will be in store at Virgin Mobile from the 4th April. Vodafone will announce availability in the coming weeks, while retailers will being receiving stock from the 10th April.