The Nokia Lumia 800
Nokia Lumia 800 Price Slashed to ₹ 18,867Paul Hackett/Reuters

Nokia cut the price of its popular-selling Lumia 800 to ₹18,867, presumably to maintain the sales of Windows-based smartphones ahead of the launch of the next version of Windows Phone (WP) operating system.

The Finnish-based smartphone maker priced its Lumia 800 at ₹24,999 when it was launched in India earlier this year. Online retailers like Saholic, Buytheprice, ebay and the Mobilestore are offering the smartphone for the new price, but other dealers like Flipkart and Tradus have maintained the old price tag. The latest offer also features a Purity Headset by Monster worth ₹5,110 for free.

Lumia 800 comes with a 3.7-inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen of 480 x 800 pixel resolution. It is powered by a 1.4GHz Qualcomm processor and runs on Microsoft Windows Phone 7.5 Mango. The device packs a 1450 mAh battery and comes with 512MB of RAM and 16GB memory storage onboard. It comes with connectivity options like Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, WLAN IEEE 802.11 b/g/n, EDGE/GPRS and has video recording capacity of 720p HD video at 30 frames per second.

Nokia dropped the price of its Window phone a few days ahead of Microsoft's unveiling of Windows 8 OS on Friday. Nokia Lumia series is reportedly not getting update to the latest version. The company has also cut down the price of Lumia 710 to ₹14,000.

During this festive season companies like LG and HTC have also introduced price cut for devices like Optimus 4X HD, HTCOne S and Desire V.