Nokia Italy pegs the Lumia 920 and 820 for mid-November availability, reveals pricing

Nokia Italy pegs the Lumia 920 and 820 for mid-November availability, reveals pricing
UPDATE: Nokia Germany also outed a PR saying that the phones are arriving mid-November, but the SIM-free price of the Lumia 920 there will be EUR 50 more than Nokia Italy cites, while the 820 remains at EUR 499. Russia also announced its pricing, and it is 25,000 rubles (~$800) for the 920.

Nokia Italy has finally solved via a press release the biggest mystery around the Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 - their pricing. Asked about the availability of both handsets, it issued a worded corporate statement, but also pegged the price of the Lumia 920 at EUR 599 (~$772) at launch, and the Lumia 820 for EUR 499 (~$643).

The Lumia 920 SIM-free pricing is about the norm for a flagship in Europe, just the way around $600 is about the norm in the US, so Nokia doesn't seem to be charging a premium for that optical stabilization camera and gloves-on touchscreen. 

The SIM-free 16GB Galaxy S III, for example, has been cut at Expansys Italy to EUR 529 now, months after introduction, and the just-released iPhone 5 goes there for north of EUR 800, again for the 16GB version, whereas we have 32GB in the Lumia 920. The Lumia 920 and 820 will launch in Italy on TIM, 3 Italy, Vodafone and Wind.

source: Plaffo&Expansys.it via WMPU

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24 Comments

1. haneef4u

Posts: 40; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

Man...i wish this lumia 920 is gonna be legendary for Nokia.... :)

2. lsguntu

Posts: 67; Member since: Aug 06, 2012

It will be

5. maverick786us

Posts: 159; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

Just like legendary Nokia N95. 1) Nokia Drive and 2) Nokia Citi Lens are 2 of the most exiciting applications I've seen in my life. Nokia has to create atleast 100s of such innovative applications in order to dominate the market again and take back the lead from Apple and Android

3. No_Nonsense unregistered

The iPhone 4s costs north of $800 on contract in India.

9. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Countries like India and other developing south-east asain economies have always been the dumping grounds for Apple! Once a product has outlived its life cycle in the western hemisphere Apple dumps it into India at the same premium launch price so that it can milk maximum profits. Not so the case with Android or Windows devices. At the most they are about three months late. Moreover you have to pay the full price of the phone even in a carrier contract. Its disgusting but its true! These countries deserve better.

13. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

Words of truth! My wise friend.

14. No_Nonsense unregistered

Same premium price? It's still higher if I know. PS: We do get Android/WP phones at the same time or earlier at the same price in markets elsewhere or maybe sometimes even lesser. Prices don't drop easily in India though.

18. raunak

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 12, 2011

no, its the same with windows phone. just a few days ago, I saw nokia india's facebook page reporting that "new" nokia 900 is going to be available in india coming october. its confusing seeing as lumia 800 was released pretty quickly in india. I think they'll be more serious with 920 though.

4. lsguntu

Posts: 67; Member since: Aug 06, 2012

I really wish its 600$ :)

6. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

iPhone 5 32GB is being sold at INR 93,990 here in India. That translates into freakin' $1764 !!! Now how this can be justified? >:[

7. No_Nonsense unregistered

LOL, $1764 very cheap. I'm buying one. /s

10. StephenGal0p

Posts: 21; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

awesome, but who in the right mind will buy it? iSheeps?

12. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

You are correct, i$h33ps do exist here. Very little percentage though compared to developed countries.

11. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Buddy I just explianed it in my earlier post. You have to wait at least a year before it comes down to the original price that it is available for in the US! Rotten Apple....Premium device my a$$!

19. raunak

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 12, 2011

correct. but in one year, more advanced phones will be out and it wont make sense for anyone to buy it.

16. Just_a_boy

Posts: 183; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Cheap [ironic mode on], my family in Brasil told me that iPhone 5 is expected to start from 16GB BRL 3299 (USD 1629), 32GB 3699 ( USD 1820)

17. IHateApple

Posts: 122; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Really. But I heard that it will launch at 50,000. I guess that's the reason why I have never seen a iPhone in my entire life. I only see the orignal one with my MAths Coaching Teacher.

20. raunak

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 12, 2011

no its not going to be that expensive. Its someone on ebay selling that, not apple so you cant trust it. but still when it officially launches its price will be atleast 1100$ or more than that

8. GMS85

Posts: 217; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

It can be more than this 600$ cause they need a hella of a comeback so they can compete with the other brands people are not interested in windows OS so they have put that under consideration.

15. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

I am into business analysis and a consultant by profession. Nokia has to get the price right no matter what! Even earlier when there were really good Gingerbread devices like Xperia X10 and HTC Sensations, Nokia had launched side-slide qwerty phone worth over US $750!!! Nokia has played the RIM/BB game for quite some time launching good products but grossly overpriced when compared to the competition. Nokia didnt have a good ecosystem, software integration, app support, cloud integration and yet the prices were right up there. Granted Windows Phone 8 has all that on paper but it has yet to prove its mettle among the big boys like Android and iOS (Oh I am an Android fan here, of course!) But at the same time I am all for diiversity and hope Win 8 and Nokia do some good. Have a nice day :)

21. dreamflasher00

Posts: 8; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

lol...I jus checked eBay India.. freaking iPhone 5 64Gb..over $1900 .... http://www.ebay.in/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=251156736092&_qi=RTM1234540

23. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

See? Damn that rotten Apple... I hope it will get back what it's doing with people now.

22. Paximos

Posts: 283; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

Close to $800 my a$$!!!

24. Plaisir009

Posts: 4; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Man, 499 Euros for the 820 is too expensive for me.. Guess I'll just go with the 329 Euros HTC 8S, I mean, that phone is also good, right?

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