Check Out Nokia’s Lumia 521 Getting Ready for T-Mobile

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It’s been just over a month since the Nokia Lumia 520 and 720 went official at the MWC in Barcelona, where we had the opportunity to go hands-on with the phones. While neither is particularly high-end, at least they add a little more variety to Nokia’s Windows Phone 8 lineup while providing some new options for budget-conscious users. A variant of the 520, the Lumia 521, has been getting ready to launch on T-Mobile in the US. It recently got its FCC certification, and now we get to check out the first full-sized press render of the handset.

As shouldn’t be surprising for a T-Mobile model, the carrier branding is quite small and tastefully done (this isn’t Verizon, after all). While the phone is in white here, we’ve also seen the model (or the 520, at least) in yellow, blue, red, and black. There’s no word on which, if any of those color options might make it to T-Mobile; in the one other official 521 pic we’ve seen, accompanying T-Mobile’s announcement of the model, it was also depicted in white.

We’re still waiting to get details on pricing and availability, but you had better believe that T-Mobile will position this phone to be cheap, especially in light of all the $100 flagships it will be offering under its new pricing strategy.

Source: evleaks (Twitter)

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