The Nokia Lumia 620 is billed as an "entry-level smartphone" that will fill the gap after the Nokia Lumia 920 and 820, which are both already available in South Africa.
Colin Baumgart, General Manager at Nokia South Africa, said: “It is great to be extending the Lumia family in South Africa with the addition of our third and most affordable Windows Phone 8 smartphone. The 620 adds more youthful appeal to the range and enables us to reach new audiences and markets with a highly desirable product at a competitive price.”
The 620 will initially be available in white and black for the South African market. Various interchangeable back colours will be made available including cyan, lime, orange, magenta and yellow.
The entry-level smartphone comes with "exchangeable shells that use a dual-shot colour technique to deliver new colour combinations."
Dual-shot is said by Nokia to add a "second layer of coloured, transparent or translucent polycarbonate on top of a base layer to produce secondary colour blends and depth effects."
Initially, the Lumia 620 will be available through South Africa's MTN on an MTN Anytime 100 contract at R229 per month, with 150MB data included for 24 months.