Nokia Lumia 520 owns 27% of Windows Phone 8 market; model numbers leaked for Nokia's phablet

Nokia Lumia 520 owns 27% of Windows Phone 8 market; model numbers leaked for Nokia's phablet
According to the latest data from AdDuplex's mobile advertising network, the entry level Nokia Lumia 520 handset currently accounts for 27% of all Windows Phone 8 models being used. Throw all Windows Phone models into the equation and the Nokia Lumia 520 still accounts for a rather hefty 18% of Windows Phone units in use today. In India, the Lumia 520 owns a whopping 36% of the Windows Phone market while the high end Nokia Lumia 920 has just 4%. Low-end Windows Phone models remain the majority of the phones outstanding. 57% of Windows Phone 8 models currently in users' pockets sport only 512MB of RAM.

The latest data from AdDuplex also reveals the Nokia RM-927 and the RM-940. These are both believed to be large screened Nokia phablets with resolution of 1080 x 1920. The RM-927 is believed to be the model intended for Verizon while the latter is said to be headed to AT&T. The RM-937, RM-938 and RM-939 have also made an appearance on AdDuplex's network and are believed to be the international model, the China Unicom model and the China Mobile versions of the phablet respectively. All of these handsets are powered by Windows Phone 8 version 8.0.10492.

There is one last model that AdDuplex has picked up on. The RM-955 has a screen with a resolution of 768 x 1280 (WXGA) which points to this unit as being a version of the Nokia Lumia 1020 for China Mobile.

source:  WMPoweruser via  NokiaPowerUser 

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Lumia 520
  • Display 4.0" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 1430 mAh(9.6h 3G talk time)



1. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2280; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Go, WP :) But really, can someone tell me why ms decided to have the search button on the phones rather than the menu/more key?

5. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Because may be they are planning to add a unified search engine in future updates (an all in one place). but seriously these accidental pressing on search button is really annoying though.

8. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2280; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

The thing is, Idk if it's more useful than the menu/more/whatever button it is that androids have.

18. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

I love the search button, it lets me look something up in one action. Yes, I do sometimes accidentally hit it on occasion, but WP is so quick it is only a momentary interruption. Pre-ICS phones had the search button, and I think it's a missing function, rather than having to use a multifunction button for the same function.

14. icyrock1

Posts: 307; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

Should have been there at launch, IMO. Android and iOS already have there versions of it (google now, spotlight).

7. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

I think this is success of nokia not wp.

26. DKJnr

Posts: 24; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

I love it actually quickly access Music Search like if I here a song I like on Radio or TV and have missed the song name & artist. Quite handy even if accidental pressing is frequent. Menu button would only help bring up list of icons which you can access quickly by swiping right to left. Unlike Android that doesn't have that swipe action, menu button would be quite useless IMHO.

2. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Proud to be a Lumia 520 owner.... never felt this much satisfaction on any other law end phone an unmatchable law end phone.

22. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

that's a little champ's power.

24. Glim12808

Posts: 394; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

My cousin bought one and I expected it to be crappy because of the cheap price - was I in for a surprise! It actually performs like a premium phone! But might this be a problem for Nokia and MS? You know, why buy the 920 when the 520 performs great too.

25. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

True dude. Agree 100%

3. tusshharish

Posts: 342; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

nokia lumia 520 is better than any android in its price range and many buyers use this phone as secondary phone so that is why is has more contribution than any other wp8 device ..........

4. Naruto_Uzumaki

Posts: 26; Member since: Mar 22, 2013

I Hope nokia & lumia series

6. tashreef

Posts: 476; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

Lumia 625 is the 8th best seller at snapdeal india, sold out on pre-orders Will blow every lag out of water (in its range)

9. aco96

Posts: 244; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

I love my Samsung Ativ S. WP 8 is awesome OS :D

10. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Can't wait for my Amber update due to arrive on monday according to Nokia Belgium !

19. papss unregistered

The update is small but good none the less. I actually enjoy peek the most. Also love the double tap to bring the screen on.

23. Damo579

Posts: 266; Member since: May 18, 2013

Same here hopefully I'll get this this week. Looking forward to glance and being able to use the pro camerea app that's on the 1020.

11. shadez10

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

This is why i love using my lumia 520 than my galaxy s2... XD very fluid...

12. YodhaMali

Posts: 49; Member since: Jan 05, 2013

My little brother and I use Lumia 520 and Xperia U respectively. As a matter of fact, both the phones have 1 GHz dual core processors and 512 MB RAM. I make fun of the Lumia 520 citing the lack of apps and games on WP8 and in turn he makes fun of the lag on my Android phone. Huehuehuehuehue! XD

13. CardiWPfan

Posts: 129; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

This is just the beginning for Nokia. Nokia has plans to dominate the budget phone market. I am a proud owner of a Nokia Lumia 521 and Nokia Lumia 920!! Nokia ftw!!

15. Mozarrt

Posts: 301; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

My sister got her white 520 today from Amazon, as she has no clue how phones work I got to install everything and test it. I must say it is a crafty piece of engineering, I've had the 8S which has the same internals but the 520 feels much faster. I feel bad about my Lumia 920 at the moment. Camera is crap though on it. I don't mind Windows Phone going for the lower end specs, we need more users.

16. Topcat488

Posts: 1422; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Nokia owns 27% of WP Market, and M$ owns 100% of Nokia... ;/ Sounds like a pretty fair deal, if your name is M$oft.

17. papss unregistered

If you are going to comment fanboy make sure you have right info. Nokia owns like 80% not 20%.

20. Sondae

Posts: 291; Member since: Jan 02, 2013

I hope nokia keep making a low end phone without sacrificing the quality built of the phone.

21. sats.mine2k4

Posts: 208; Member since: Aug 10, 2012


27. DKJnr

Posts: 24; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

I think this is where HTC gets it very wrong, In a huge market like India it has

28. Bozzor

Posts: 248; Member since: May 02, 2012

Nokia are not out of the woods yet, but it appeals Elops strategy has definitely NOT failed up to this point: that is different from calling it a resounding success, but it does seem that he has bought time and then some. What happens next will be interesting indeed.

29. BraggingBob

Posts: 25; Member since: May 17, 2013

I don't know if Lumia 520 having 27% of the pie is a good thing. That means all the newer models aren't selling.

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