Nokia delays launch of Nokia Lumia 620 in India to next month

Nokia delays launch of Nokia Lumia 620 in India to next month
There is a saying that goes something like, "Men plan and God laughs". That seems to have been the case with the expected launch in India of the entry-level Nokia Lumia 620. Last month, at the same time that the high-end Nokia Lumia 920 and the mid-range Nokia Lumia 820 launched in the country, we were told to expect the Nokia Lumia 620 to be released in India in February. But a Nokia spokesperson now says that the model won't come to the country until the first week of March.

No reason was given for the delay, but the spokesman made it sound like the first week of March was now written in stone. And while the Nokia spokesperson could not give a price for the device, sources are expecting it to retail at a price of 20,000 Rupee ($370.49 USD). The phone will be available in magenta, yellow, cyan, white and black.

With smartphones owning a market share in India of less than 10%, the country has plenty of room for growth in smartphone sales. Besides, India is one of the fastest growing emerging markets. Recent statistics show that Apple grew its business there by a staggering 400% in the last quarter. With Apple beginning to pick up market share in the country, Nokia cannot afford to have an affordable entry-level model like the Nokia Lumia 620 delayed for too long.

source: IBNLive via WMPoweruser

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Lumia 620
  • Display 3.8" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 1300 mAh(9.9h 3G talk time)

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15 Comments

1. tusshharish

Posts: 342; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

20000 rs. is high price it should be in between 13000-15000rs

2. brandonrana

Posts: 57; Member since: Nov 04, 2012

Yes true.. In india me and my friends were expecting minimum 13 k and maximum 15k . So if its 20 k then i think comparatively less people will buy it. I was so excited to buy it under 14 k :( please nokia should think about it. It will sell like hot cakes if priced under 14-15 k. Nokia please think about it..

8. PhansMuneeb

Posts: 371; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

can u get a Snapdragon s4 chipset under 15k from Samsing,Htc,Lg or Motorola c'mon dude Nokia provides great quality h/w.....not talking about s/w here :)

10. tusshharish

Posts: 342; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

you fool....in us its cost is 250 dollars(by 1$=55rs it should be 13750/-rs ) by taxation it should priced as between 15000 and 16000rs not 20000rs....

12. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Did u add customs duty? Do u know how much is it? These things add up to 40%. Go vote for mafioso run Congress govt in India and this will cost 30k next time :)

11. addicted2088

Posts: 57; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

You can't, but considering those dual- and quad-core Android devices from Karbonn, Micromax etc have become quite popular, Nokia will have to lower the price if they hope to woo people. Of course, the Lumia 620 will have MUCH better quality, but the competition from local manufacturers is a big threat, so the pricing needs to be better.

6. No_Nonsense unregistered

Shh, the source s IBNLive. I wouldn't trust IBN or Aaj Tak or India TV or NDTV for any news unless its official.

13. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

IBN is CNN network. All PAID propaganda and no mmore :)

15. uzairkhan1994

Posts: 17; Member since: Mar 04, 2012

in Pakistan its 25000rs equivalent to $250....

3. tashreef

Posts: 476; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

Yes 15k is perfect ... Waiting............

4. KiranPAUSER

Posts: 73; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

12k to 15k is perfect. I doubt how many will buy this. Why price so high when you are desperate to gain smartphone market share.

5. Bappy

Posts: 25; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

"370$" won't sound so affordable anymore.. I hope the source is wrong!!

7. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Darn! I already told a friend of mine that 620 will be around 15k! Nokia...fix the price! Lol.

9. denshow10

Posts: 5; Member since: Aug 17, 2012

In the Philippines, the shipment was also delayed. It should have been available last weekend and it should be arriving this week according to Nokia. The local price is Php 11,600 ($290).

14. saiki4116

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 31, 2011

Nokia screws up again..many of friends are waiting for this mobile,now they started to look for alternatives..

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