Nokia Officially Announces 4.3" Lumia 820; 4.5" Lumia 920 w/PureView, Wireless Charging
September 5, 2012 10:21 AM
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Nokia reveals its Windows Phone 8 devices
Nokia has a lot to prove with its Windows Phone 8 devices. Nokia’s decision to go “
” with Microsoft’s mobile operating system
hasn’t exactly paid off for the company yet
, so this may be the last chance for the company to pull in new customers and grab market share away from industry heavy hitters like
Google (Android) and Apple (iOS)
If you’ve been following the tech news sector for the past week, Nokia’s Windows Phone 8 announcements today shouldn’t come as a surprise.
did its name proud and leaked specs, pictures, and
for both the
Lumia 820 and the Lumia 920 PureView
. However, it’s nice to have that information now confirmed.
The Lumia 920 is the flagship model and features a 4.5” WXGA (768x1280) curved glass display, 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, 32GB of storage, 2000 mAh battery, integrated NFC, built-in wireless charging using the
Qi wireless standard
, and of course,
Windows Phone 8
The polycarbonate body from the Lumia 900 is updated for Lumia 920 duty and is available in yellow, red, white, grey, and black. The phone features ceramic keys and camera surround to resist scratches. Interestingly, the Lumia 920 can also work with gloved hands.
JBL's Power Up external speaker can communicate with the Lumia 920 via NFC, and it wirelessly charges the phone as well.
The Lumia 920 features an 8.7MP camera (f/2.0)with a Carl Zeiss lens. The PureView camera used in the Lumia 920 captures 5x to 10x the light of competing smartphones and uses a floating lens that surpasses the image stabilization methods used by competitors according to Nokia.
PureView in action. A night shot using a high-end competitor's camera at defaut settins (left) verus the Lumia 920 (right). [Click to Enlarge]
Nokia also announced the Lumia 820, which features the same polycarbonate body. It has a 4.3" display (480x800), 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, 8GB of storage, microSD slot, NFC, 8MP camera with Carl Zeiss optics, 1650 mAh battery and all the added software functionality of the Lumia 920.
The Lumia 820 also has removable shells that are available in different colors, so you can change the color of your smartphone to suit your mood. In addition, there will be removable shells available that add wireless charging functionality.
Nokia Lumia 820
Nokia’s Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 definitely look promising, and we wish Nokia all the best in the cutthroat smartphone sector with these latest entries. With HP/PalmOS pretty much
out of commission
RIM stumbling badly
, only Windows Phone 8 stands a credible chance of taking on Google and Apple. Microsoft definitely has the money to push Windows Phone 8, but the question becomes if Nokia can deliver on its end as being a torchbearer for the mobile operating system.
However, Nokia isn't the only company strutting out new Windows Phone 8-based devices. Samsung has already showed off its
aluminum-bodied ATIV S
, which is a stark contrast from the polycarbonate bodies used on Nokia's latest wares. The ATIV S (available in 16GB and 32GB varieties) features a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 4.8" HD Super AMOLED screen and an 8MP camera.
Nokia Lumia 920
Nokia Lumia 820
Nokia Lumia 920 specs
Nokia Lumia 820 specs
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9/5/2012 10:41:42 AM
The Cyan / Blue model was very popular in the 900 series, I am surprised that they took it away from the 920. Also hopefully the camera performance goes up significantly compared to the 900.
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