Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Nokia Unveils Two New Windows Phone 8 Smartphones

Nokia partnered with Microsoft to unveil two new Windows Phone 8 based devices the new mid-high end Lumia 820 and the new high end Lumia 920.

After months of speculation by smartphone phone fanatics Nokia today finally took the wraps off the company's newest flagship smartphones, the Nokia Lumia 820 and Lumina 920. The two new phones are is Nokia's much anticipated Windows Phone 8 devices, the ones that are supposed to mark a turning point for Nokia and help the company right the ship so to speak.

For those that have been following Nokia's trek into Windows Phone devices the design might look alot like the previous generation phones. Aesthetically, the Lumia 920 looks like a sleeker, more stylish Lumia 900 but with a gloss polycarbonate shell that Nokia says is even stronger and sturdier.As for the internals the Lumina 920 also receives a major upgrade.

Where the older Lumina 900 featured a 1.4GHz single-core Snapdragon processor, 512MB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, 4.3-inch AMOLED display with an 800x480 resolution, 8MP rear-facing camera, 720p video recording, 1MP front-facing camera, no NFC support, and an 1,830 mAh battery The new Lumina 920 features a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, 1GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage (along with 7GB of free SkyDrive cloud storage from Microsoft), and 4.5-inch HD (1280x768) IPS display. It has an 8.7MP rear-facing camera, 1080p video recording, 1280x960 front-facing camera, HSPA+ or 4G LTE connectivity, NFC support, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.1, and 2,000 mAh battery.

The Nokia Lumia 820 is basically a 920 without the PureView camera. It has the same polycarbonate shell, HD+ display, NFC, built-in apps, and wireless charging. But it also gets a changeable back cover, which will allow users to switch the colors of their smartphones.

Nokia Lumia 920
The Lumia 920 (above) features a 4.5” PureMotion HD+ display (the world’s brightest, fastest, and most sensitive touchscreen) as well as an integrated Qi battery so users can charge wirelessly. The Lumia 820 (below) features a 4.3” OLED Wide Video Graphics Array (WVGA) display, a 1.5 GHz Dual Core Snapdragon processor, and comes in an array of colors.
Nokia Lumia 820

Nokia Lumia 820 specs

  • Display: 4.3 inch screen
  • Storage: 1 GB RAM, 8 GB memory
  • Camera: 8 MP with Carl Zeiss optics and dual LED flash; front-facing camera (VGA)
    • Smart Shoot combines shots for the perfect portrait
    • Nokia City Lens reveals local landmarks, restaurants, and more
  • Processor: 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual core processor
  • Battery: Removable battery BP-5T (1650 mAh)
  • Wireless charging support with separate wireless charging covers
  • Network: GSM, LTE, WCDMA
  • SkyDrive and Nokia Mix Radio
  • Available colors: Black, Red, White, Yellow, Grey, Purple, Blue
  • Nokia Lumina 820 Product Page

Nokia Lumia 920 specs

  • Display: 4.5 inch screen
  • Storage: 1 GB RAM, 32 GB memory
  • Camera: 8.7 MP with Optical Image Stabilization and Carl Zeiss optics; short-pulse, high-power LED flash
    • PureView and optical image stabilization for best low light pictures
    • Smart Shoot combines shots for the perfect portrait
    • Nokia City Lens reveals local landmarks, restaurants, and more
  • Processor: 1.5 GHz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor
  • Battery: Integrated BP-4GW battery (2000 mAh) Wireless charging support
  • Network: GSM, LTE, WCDMA
  • PureMotion HD+, Nokia’s brightest, fastest and most sensitive touchscreen
  • Nokia Mix Radio and Skydrive
  • Available colors: Black, Red, Yellow, White Grey
  • Nokia Lumina 920 Product Page

Pricing, and availability have not been released yet with  Microsoft and Nokia promising these details will be announced in the fourth quarter of this year.

For more details see the official announcements:

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