Nokia set to launch Lumia 920 in India in November 2012

Telecom Lead India: The Finnish phone major Nokia will launch Lumia 920 in India in November.

Nokia is yet to announce its pricing strategies.

This is the last effort of Nokia to regain market share in India’s smartphone market that is dominated by Samsung with around 42 percent in first half of 2012. Nokia’s market share in Indian smartphone category is around 19 percent, though it is the leader in overall phone market with 22 percent in H1 of this year.

The Nokia Lumia 920 includes the latest Nokia PureView camera, built-in wireless charging, as well as a better-than-HD display, Nokia navigation applications, Nokia City Lens, Nokia Music for unlimited music streamed directly to the phone.

As per CyberMedia Research, during 1H 2012 (January-June 2012), India shipments of mobile handsets touched 102.43 million units. During the same period, total India shipments of smartphones were 5.50 million units.

Leading smartphone OSs were Android (56.4 percent), Symbian (17.4 percent), BlackBerry (12.1 percent), Bada (8.5 percent), iOS (3.0 percent) and Windows Mobile (2.6 percent) on a base of 5.50 million units.

Nokia on Tuesday said the Nokia Lumia 920 will reach Australia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the UK, the US and Vietnam in November.

Meanwhile, Nokia Lumia 920 and the Nokia Lumia 820 will reach the first operators and retail outlets in select countries this week. Both phones will appear in stores in France and the UK this week, then Russia, Germany.

In the US, AT&T will introduce the Nokia Lumia 920 and the Nokia Lumia 820, Verizon Wireless will sell the newly announced Nokia Lumia 822, and T-Mobile will offer the Nokia Lumia 810.  All three will have phones in stores in November.

“After seeing the enthusiastic response to the incredible innovation in the Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 820, we’re eager for people to start experiencing the phones for themselves,” said Jo Harlow, executive vice president, Nokia Smart Devices.

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