Nokia Lumia 920, Nokia Lumia 820 are launched in India; Nokia Lumia 620 to be released next month

Nokia Lumia 920, Nokia Lumia 820 are launched in India; Nokia Lumia 620 to be released next month
The Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 820 launches in India

The Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 820 launches in India

It's amazing how things work out sometimes. Earlier this month, we passed along a message from a Nokia employee manning the Live Chat at the Nokia Cafe. The message leaked the news that the Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 820 would be launched in India on January 11th. Lo and behold, that is exactly what Nokia announced on Thursday. Starting on Friday, select retail stores throughout the major cities in the country will have the Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 820 in stock. The Nokia Lumia 620 will be released next month.

The Nokia Lumia 920 will cost INR38,199 ($698.55 USD) and will be available in yellow, red, white and black. This is Nokia's high-end Windows Phone 8 model. The mid-range Nokia Lumia 820 will come in red, yellow, cyan, white and black. The price for this unit is INR27,559 ($503.98 USD). The entry-level Nokia Lumia 620 won't be priced until its release, but will be available in magenta, yellow, cyan, white and black.

All three models will have access to Nokia Maps, Drive, Transport and Augmented Reality based City Lens. Nokia Mix Radio brings streaming music to the units for free. Camera buffs will be happy to hear about the exclusive apps for the shooter, Cinemagraph, PhotoBeamer and Smart Shoot. All of those apps allow you to become an artist with a lens.
 

India is one of the largest and fastest growing countries when it comes to mobile phone usage. The Nokia Lumia 920 has sold well in emerging markets and recently spawned long lines not once, but twice at the Nokia Store in Shanghai.

source: Nokia via WMPoweruser

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24 Comments

1. platformwars

Posts: 86; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

Oh wow.. The 920 Costs more than the SIII, Note II, One X+ Etc.. I saw the demo and the phone is amazing.. but the price is just too much.. i believe that the nokia fan boys will take it but i dont expect this to have extraordinary sales.

2. B3BLW29

Posts: 238; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Reduce the price to INR 30k and we'll think about it. No one would pay 38+ k for 920.

4. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

u spared me the effort to write that!

11. thunderbolt

Posts: 76; Member since: Jan 10, 2013

On my radar if it drops below NOTE-1.

22. Buddhikawi

Posts: 15; Member since: Nov 06, 2012

if you indian people need cheap crap go buy samsung.. Quality comes at a price...!

23. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

Depends on what u call quality I will definitely buy a 38k Note 2 but not the 38k 920 unless i really want good low light camera and good image stabilization!(which i dont) because Android gives me more fulfilling and fun experience. There is so much u can do with it. Whereas for WP it being still in the nascent stage, it needs to be marketed with great attractions so that it can lure new buyers out of Android and Apple's clutches. And pricing it at par with the most popular out there is not too wise in a market where the recognition for WP is too low!!! And your reference to us Indian people the way you did is not appreciated... Makes me want to generalize your lame outlook for your whole nation!

3. cyborg009

Posts: 119; Member since: Sep 17, 2011

Thats typical pricing of nokia since old days EXPENSIVE.. they just dont get it that the game has changed and they need to fight others to survive.

5. harsh_doshi

Posts: 36; Member since: Aug 27, 2012

to the haters...all top end phones are priced over 40k inr at the time of launch...so was the s3 the note2 the one x the iphone every! had price above 40k (iphone still has) and then it drops to around 35k in a month or 2 I guarantee that will happen to it too..so atm the price is justified

8. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

i am against the iPhone for its pricing anyway..... and as cyborg009 correctly said, WP is in such a position currently that it really needs to do everything to get a firm hold of the market. Nokia is not doing itself any favours by treating itself at par with all others who are already doing pretty well (Samsung) I m not saying that th e920 is not good.. in fact its an awesome peice of machinery, but unless u make it tempting, no1 will apprach a new unproven platform

21. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

The 920 lacks high availability to be priced lower, and by pricing it in accordance with other high-end phones they are not undervaluing it. For cheaper handsets there are the 820, 620, and the 510 or 520 (don't recall which). These will do well for those that are used to buying Symbian or Asha series phones.

24. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

youve got a point there ! But then we will also have to admit that feature wise WP8 somewhat underdelivers compared to Android (at least at present). WP8 is a gr8 step ahead of WP7.5, but still there are gaps to be filled. So unless things get close enough as far as the offering is concerned, i would imagine that a price advantage can really help Nokia catapult itself faster!

10. thunderbolt

Posts: 76; Member since: Jan 10, 2013

This needs to drop below NOTE-1 to be meaningful Not everyone just cares for camera on phone.

12. tashreef

Posts: 476; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

every one just Don't buy a phone for Editing their birth day pictures....... .... What else a Note can do.....Better then Other smartphones? Nothing...

14. thunderbolt

Posts: 76; Member since: Jan 10, 2013

What can 920 do in addition to Note? Looks like you alredy bought 920. For b'day pictures i would take a 16mp point and shoot Sony/Nikon ... don't need to shoot phots every hour from phones.

15. tashreef

Posts: 476; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

And A Lumia 920 owner will use his phone to take pictures instead of spending on a 16mp point and Shoot Sony/Nikon camera....

16. thunderbolt

Posts: 76; Member since: Jan 10, 2013

And still not get a better picture than point and shoot. NOTE-1+16mp point and shoot < 920 ... at todays price. Last Quarter the Windows Phone unit made a 49% loss per every Lumia smartphone sold. How much worse can it get?

17. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

i doubt if it is more about these particular devices but more about the operating systems

6. tashreef

Posts: 476; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

saholic is offering nokia lumia 920 for rs 36000. http://www.saholic.com/mobile-phones/nokia-lumia-920-1004940

7. tashreef

Posts: 476; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

Nokia Lumia 820 is also a cool choice and fairly priced.

9. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

Yes i agree

13. jstahl

Posts: 79; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

With HTC DNA and upcoming Sony Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, HTC M7 up around the corner, 920 is already D.O.A.. A generation behind already, even before release. I really had my hopes up for 920, but when I tested it out, it's just too thick, heavy, and the battery life is absolutely disgraceful. You need to charge this thing twice a day. Absolutely horrid.

20. bon24x7

Posts: 211; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

says an apple fan boy...yea we believe you...

18. Saintmarino

Posts: 12; Member since: Dec 02, 2012

Lumia 620 is not going to launch in Lime? I was thinking of buying that color, damn Nokia :(

19. Diego!

Posts: 854; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

Hey! Florida and Diagonal Norte are two of the most important streets in Buenos Aires, where I live! Nokia 920 launching in Argentina soon??? :D Bring it on!

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