Most affordable Windows Phone 8 ‘Nokia Lumia 520’ launched in India

Nokia is expanding its Lumia smartphone  lineup in India. The Finnish handset maker, today launched its Most affordable Windows Phone 8  — the ‘Nokia Lumia 520’.

The Nokia Lumia 520 price in India is Rs 10,500 (or USD 200).

On the same event, Nokia also launched Nokia Lumia 720.

The Nokia Lumia price in India is around  Rs 17,425 (though Nokia has not disclosed any price yet).

Nokia Lumia 520 Specs:

Lumia 520, which comes in five colours, has a 4-inch display, 5 megapixel camera (the same digital camera lens as Nokia Lumia 920) and has a 1GHz dual-core processor and 512MB RAM.

Nokia Lumia 720 Specs:

Sports a 4.3-inch display, 6.7 megapixel camera and a 1GHz dual-core processor.

Availability: Nokia Lumia 520, Most affordable Windows Phone 8, will be available in the market within a week. Nokia Lumia 720 will be available by Mid-April. Both the devices were unveiled during the Mobile World Congress held in Barcelona in February.

Nokia Lumia lineup is actually created for developing markets, where Nokia is fast losing its market share to other smartphone makers. Nokia, which had the bear share in developing markets like India, when basic phones ruled the roost; gradually lagged behind when the people in these countries transitioned to smartphones. Although the price difference between a basic phone and a smartphone is significant; the transition took place rather seamlessly, courtesy low cost smartphones rolled out by Chinese and indigenous manufacturers. Nokia Lumia 520, the Most affordable Windows Phone 8 smartphone, is Nokia’s attempt to regain the territory lost to these low cost smartphone makers.