Nokia set to launch cheaper phones at MWC to counter competition from other manufacturers: Reuters

Nokia’s aim to compete with the likes of Samsung and Apple at the higher end of the smartphone market has seen it lose a considerable amount of market share to the likes of Chinese mobile makers like Huawei and ZTE and Indian mobile makers like Micromax and Lava, who sell phones with decent specs at a low price. Now according to Reuters Nokia is planning to launch cheaper phones in order to increase its share in the market and also fend off the competition.

The report doesn’t talk about which phones or at what costs would Nokia sell these less expensive phones at. But it will come as nothing less than good news to mobile users in India who’ve always trusted the Nokia brand but haven’t been able to afford a Lumia. In a price conscious market like India, this move could go a long way in ensuring a lot of people go back to buying Nokia phones.

Nokia is expected to launch the Lumia 520 alongside other high-end Lumia phones at the Mobile World Congress next week. The 520 could be could be the cheapest Lumia in the market and could very well start the trend for Nokia to develop cheaper phones and increase its market share which currently stands at a measly 5 percent.

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  • sri_tech

    Lumia 510 sells for 10k. How much cheaper they could go?
    I know that samsung sells galaxy y for 7k+. But those phones suck compared to 510. Bad screen quality and very low resolution, worst performance, cheap build.

    Dont compare Nokia with the likes of Micromax and lava. All those phones are bought in china and rebadged in India.
    They dont have any R&D to design those phones and the displays and performance of the phones like canvas 2 suck even with much better specs.
    Check the reviews of the buyers on flipkart for galaxy s duos. It has 768 Mb RAM (lumia 510 has 256 Mb RAM) but galaxy hangs all the time and performance is really bad. It heats up a lot.
    That is what happens when the OS is not optimized well. Android sucks for anything less than 1Gb RAM.