Nokia Lumia smartphones.
Nokia Lumia smartphones.Reuters

Finish smartphone maker Nokia on Wednesday launched two smartphones - Lumia 520 and Lumia 720 - in India.

Vipul Mehrotra, Nokia's director and head of Smart Devices, at the launch said, "We have had 800, 900 (Lumia models), we have been operating at the price points of about Rs 30,000 and over time, we are bringing that experience down to an affordable price point. The strategy behind this was to offer uncompromised experience of a high end smartphone at affordable price points," reported DNA India.

"We(Nokia) want to broaden the reach of Lumia experience and the only way you would do that is by building a pricing pyramid," he added.

With an expected price tag of sub-₹11,000, Nokia Lumia 520 will be the cheapest smartphone to run on Microsoft's latest Windows Phone 8 OS in the current market.

Lumia 520 sports a 4.0-inch WVGA IPS display with 800 x 480 pixel resolution and pixel density of 235 per inch. It is runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor 1GHz CPU speed.

Its pricier cousin Lumia 720 sports a bigger 4.2-inch screen, and has similar hardware configurations such as 1GHz processor, 8GB internal memory and 512MB RAM, to that of Lumia 520.

Lumia 720's higher price tag is justified with a 6.7-megapixel main camera with LED flash support and a secondary 1.3 megapixel camera. It also boasts NFC connectivity support and a larger battery capacity.

Both smartphones are expected to hit Indian stores next month.

Nokia had earlier launched these two smartphones at the international mobile convention MWC (Mobile World Congress) in Barcelona last month.

Here is a break-down of key Specifications of Lumia 520 and Lumia 720:


Lumia 520

Lumia 720


4.0-inch WVGA ClearBlack

Display(800x480p) with

IPS display technology pixel

density of 235 pixels

per inch

4.2-inch WVGA ClearBlack

Display(800x480p) with

IPS display technology and

pixel density of 217 ppi


Windows Phone 8

Windows Phone 8


Dual-core Qualcomm

Snapdragon S4 processor

With 1Ghz CPU speed

Dual-core Qualcomm

Snapdragon S4 Processor

With 1GHz CPU speed





8GB,expandable up to


8GB, expandable up to



Main:5.0-megapixel camera

With auto-focus,

But no flash support and

no Front Camera as well

Main:6.7-megapixel camera

With auto-focus, LED flash


Front: 1.3-megapixel camera

With HD wide-angle image

capture  and video recording


1430 mAh

2000 mAh



2G & 3G

2G & 3G

Additional specs

Bluetooth v3.0, USB v2.0

Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n),

No-NFC connectivity support

Bluetooth v3.0,USB v2.0,NFC

Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n)


119.9 x 64.0 x 9.9 mm

127.9 x 67.5 x 9.0 mm


124 g

128 g


₹9,750(Without tax)

₹17,500 (Without tax)