Nokia has announced the Lumia 625, a 4G LTE-capable Windows Phone that comes with a 4.7in display, making it the largest Nokia smartphone to date.
Despite its size, however, the Lumia 625 is being pitched at the lower end of the smartphone market, and has been priced at €220 (about £190), though that's before local taxes and subsidies.
We've been hearing about the Lumia 625 a fair bit recently, but with Nokia only publicising today's mystery 9am announcement yesterday, we felt a full-blown handset launch was unlikely (despite the teaser about “something BIG” being on the way).
But we were wrong, and the Lumia 625 is indeed now a reality.
There's nothing too surprising given the leaks we've had over the past couple of weeks, but here's the official spec anyway:
We'll start with the screen, as it's the Lumia 625's main calling card. At 4.7in it's certainly big, but the WVGA resolution (which delivers a 201ppi density) makes it clear this is no high-end hero.
The engine room is manned by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor backed by 512MB of RAM, there's 8GB of on-board storage, 5MP/VGA cameras, SD card support, a 2,000mAh battery and – of course – Windows Phone 8.
Nokia's latest camera software apps are pre-loaded, including Nokia Smart Camera and Nokia Cinemagraph, and you get 7GB of free SkyDrive storage to complement what's already on board.
Being a Nokia, there's the usual bright array of colour options, including orange, yellow and bright green alongside the more mundane white and black, and they can be interchanged easily should you want a change of look.
Nokia has only narrowed down an on-sale date as far as sometime during Q3, so we'll keep you posted on UK launch details, as well as the all-important price once it's properly nailed down.
Until then, give us your thoughts – is a cheerfully cheap Windows Phone with a near-phablet sized screen the kind of thing that pushes your buttons? Is that 800 x 480 resolution acceptable on such a large display? Let us know in the Comments below.