In China, the price of the Nokia Lumia 525 has been dropping precipitously. From a launch price of ¥ 999 ($165 USD), which was ¥ 300 lower than the ¥ 1299 ($214 USD) launch price for the Nokia Lumia 520, the new Nokia Lumia 525 is now only ¥ 629 ($103 USD) from TMall. At Amazon, the price has declined to ¥ 688 ($113 USD).
So already, the Nokia Lumia 525 has become, at least in China, an amazing value. It is this perceived value, with all of the pre-loaded apps that buyers of the entry-level Lumia models receive, that make these phones as popular as they are. While the Lumia 525 has yet to be announced for the U.S., a low price in the $100 area would surely make a device a hot ticket in the states.
Meanwhile, the 6 inch Nokia Lumia 1320 is now available from TMall for ¥ 2199 ($362 USD) after being officially priced at ¥ 2499 ($412 USD). For those interested in the phablet, keep in mind that it is far from offering the high-end specs seen with the Nokia Lumia 1520 phablet.
Nokia Lumia 525 priced close to $100 in China
source: TMall (1), (2), Amazon via NokiaPowerUser, WMPoweruser