Nokia Lumia 520 pre-orders in India propel the phone to second place on Flipkart

Nokia Lumia 520 pre-orders in India propel the phone to second place on Flipkart
Just the other day we told you that the low-end Nokia Lumia 520 had been made available for pre-orders in India. The country's version of online retailer Amazon, Flipkart, will let you reserve the phone for 10,499 Rupees ($197 USD). While it has been only a few days since the Windows Phone 8 powered model has been available for pre-order, already it is number 2 on Flipkart's list of best selling phones among the 96 handsets on its roster. The Nokia Lumia 520 trails the Samsung Galaxy Grand DUOS.

On Sunday, we told you how India's smartphone market soared 48% in 2012. More importantly for the Nokia Lumia 520, Windows Phone 8 had a 5.4% share of the Indian smartphone market in the fourth quarter, topping the percentage of the Indian smartphone market that belonged to the Apple iPhone. With the popularity of Microsoft's mobile platform in the country, and the affordability of the Nokia Lumia 520, the phone should do quite well in India.

The Nokia Lumia 520 is going to be available sometime in the first week of this month and yes, a variant of the phone is going to be available for T-Mobile as the Nokia Lumia 521. While there is no word on how T-Mobile is going to price the phone, it could go for free with a signed two-year pact.

source: Flipkart via WMPoweruser


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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)

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17 Comments

1. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

The Nokia Lumia 520 represents excellent value for Indian smartphone consumers, and the stats prove WP8 has strong potential for growth, especially in developing nations... I'm also waiting for Troll to post something stupid and irrelevant. My guess is that he'll post something very soon ;o)

4. asingha94

Posts: 295; Member since: Apr 08, 2012

here the samtroll starts!They just stare around for any nokia post to thumb down!!

10. tusshharish

Posts: 342; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

you can nokia 620 on flipkart have more than 500 5star ratings and scores 4.7/5.0........... .that means nokia is great.......

12. amansingal14

Posts: 309; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

@tusshharish - true bro @UrbanPhantom - I am also waiting for the TROLL to come with the (R) symbol as his dp.

14. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

Scared the SOB away, finally :oP

17. Rehankhan

Posts: 323; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

i am just sitting here and watching phone turning into IndiaARENA with their typical indian nokia fans

18. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

im sitting here wondering why you bother to comment

2. asingha94

Posts: 295; Member since: Apr 08, 2012

Best phone at that range.I am also getting from flipkart for my sister.Great value for money no doubt.Afterall from nokia.

5. naveenstuns

Posts: 184; Member since: Feb 19, 2012

Nokia is great.. no doubts in that but the problem is Windows phone 8 :(. The OS is new and it needs some time to stabilize.

9. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

WP8 is perfectly stable now: it only needs more apps, and those are starting to come...

3. naveenstuns

Posts: 184; Member since: Feb 19, 2012

Samsung's market share in India will fall in the coming years as Sony and micromax sell like hot cakes in India and Nokia is catching up with lumia 620 and 520.

6. kclgphilsbsa

Posts: 765; Member since: Jan 21, 2013

just ordered it for my cousin's bday :) hes a longtym nokia fan :)

8. tusshharish

Posts: 342; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

you can nokia 620 on flipkart have more than 500 5star ratings and scores 4.7/5.0........... .that means nokia is great.......

11. AnukulVcool unregistered

android at this price range is a pain to use

13. mutorola1986

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 01, 2013

Already sell in Thailand 198 USD

19. manish_iitg

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

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Posts: 7; Member since: May 03, 2013

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