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Cheap but cheerful Nokia Lumia 620 available in Russia at an affordable price

Lumia 620

The Lumia 620, the Windows Phone 8 smartphone that's currently launching in emerging markets, has made its way to Russia. Available in five different colours: green, black, white, pink and yellow, the Lumia 620 is offered to consumers with minute personalisation in mind. Already released in China, Thailand and India, the Windows Phone is priced aggressively against competing hardware.

The Windows Phone sports a 3.8" TFT display with a 480x800 resolution, 512MB RAM, dual-core 1.0GHz Snapdragon, 8GB internal storage (with MicroSD support) and a 5MP rear shooter. The Lumia 620 is available from official channels through Nokia for 11,990 rubles (approx. $400), as well as Euroset (only green, white and yellow variants) for the same price.

via: WinPhoneLive.ru; thanks, Stanislav, for the tip!

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so they launch a "CHEAP and cheerful phone" that was supposed to be $249, in EMERGING market for $400. How does that make sense?

I already got used to that everything new here in Russia is 30% more expensive then everywhere else. Good news is that in couple of months the price will drop drastically as non-official channels begin to sell the novelties.

$400?  WHAT?
 
How in the world is this supposed to compete with a Nexus 4 selling for $300?

Wow. Just wow.

Why are you comparing with the US price for the Nexus 4? Do you not understand how the world works?

Surely that's a subsidised price? I find it hilarious when people say "But the Lumia 920 is only $150!" when that price only applied when they're locked into expensive 2-year contracts.
BTW in the real world the Nexus 4 8GB is closer to $500 and the 16GB is ~$550

400$ price is affordable? You have got to be kidding me. This phone should be around 250$.

Good point, forgot about that.  This would've been a good thing to mention in the article.

I know how expensive it is, I lived there, plus just yesterday I compared prices with my friend from Russia, so yeah....

I think that there is an extra zero since 11,999 does come out to be somewhere close to $250. Besides, since when does a comma go before 4 numbers?

Ok. Just checked the link and there is actually an extra 9 in the story. The actual price is 11,990 rupees which comes out to $219.43.

You are right about the exra 9. But in Russia they have rubles, not rupees and 11,990 rubles is indeed around 400$.

Beggars? Their poverty rate (12%) is lower than that of America and most of Western Europe. Moscow also happens to be the world's capital of billionaires (they have more than New York).

I know a few friends here in the states that are interested in this phone. They are cheap skates, but want a WP. I think.if it launched in USA it would do well.

I would like to inform the WPCentral: you have been used for the source the Winphonelive.ru. Stanislav, owner of this website, is a known violater versus copywright. The news about the 620 in Russia wrote WE, w7phone.ru. NO LINK FOR W7Phone.ru from Stanislav. He wrote a couple of  sentences and, happy, received two links - from WMPoweruser and from the WPCentral. Check our both news for time. 1. Winphonelive - http://winphonelive.ru/wpl/%d0%ba%d0%be%d0%bc%d0%bc%d1%83%d0%bd%d0%b8%d0... 2. W7Phone.ru - http://w7phone.ru/nokia-lumia-620-postupila-v-prodazhu-v-rf-79630/ We were faster for 19 minutes! I wrote you a link yesterday. Why the thief Stanislav, WPCentral?

 
Dude, I know that feeling.
Perhaps, Rich had to dig through a huge amount of tips to get to this, and simply ignored the rest.
This is one situation when the early bird does not get the worm.

They really need to get it to $250, not sure why things outside the US end up so expensive, but someone else will be offering a phone for $250 ish and that will be enough to undercut it a lot.