Nokia launches Windows 8 phone at Rs 10,500

Last Updated: Wed, Mar 20, 2013 12:58 hrs

​Expanding its Lumia portfolio, Finnish handset maker Nokia today launched two mobile phones based on Windows 8 operating system, including one priced at Rs 10,500.

Lumia 520, Nokia's most affordable Windows Phone 8 smartphone, with the same digital camera lenses as on Lumia 920, will be available in the market within a week.

Lumia 720, which has a high-end camera, will be available by Mid-April. The company did not disclose the price of Lumia 720 but said it will be priced at around 249 euro, excluding taxes.

"The launch of Nokia Lumia 720 and Nokia Lumia 520 reflects our commitment to build a winning ecosystem that will enrich people's mobile experience and help them connect with each other at newer price points," Nokia Director Smart Devices (India Middle East Africa) Vipul Mehrotra told reporters here.

Nokia had unveiled both the handsets during the Mobile World Congress held in Barcelona in February.

Lumia 520, which comes in five colours, has a 4-inch display, 5 megapixel camera and has a 1GHz dual-core processor and 512MB RAM, while Lumia 720 has a 4.3-inch display, 6.7 megapixel camera and a 1GHz dual-core processor.

"These power-packed devices are developed for young and socially active consumers who demand a stylish power-packed smartphone with a wide range of features to enhance their on-the-go experience," Nokia VP Smart Devices (UX Design) Nikki Barton said.

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