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Sep 5, 2012

Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 Now Official with Windows Phone 8

Today, Nokia has made official its first Windows Phone 8 handset, the Nokia Lumia 920, said to be the most advanced smartphone in the world.

“This is Lumia, and is time to switch,” Nokia’s Jo Harlow said on the stage at the launch event in New York City. The new smartphone comes to the market with a large 4.5-inch touchscreen and packs a dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 application processor inside. Moreover, the new device comes with an 8-megapixel photo snapper on the back, with the rumored PureView technology packed inside, for a great imaging experience for all users. The handset can record 1080p videos, can be charged wirelessly, and is also capable of connecting with NFC-enabled devices, Nokia announced. Moreover, the new Lumia 920 comes with Nokia’s location services included inside, the same as other Windows Phone 8 devices will.

The smartphone was also packed with a PureMotion HD+ screen, which is said to be able of delivering the best possible viewing experience on a mobile phone today. Moreover, it sports a large battery for increased usage times, complemented by the low power usage of the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor. There is also the wireless charging feature that should enhanced the user experience, courtesy of the Fatboy wireless charging pillow, which is based on Qi technology. Nokia even said that it had partnered with various companies to provide users with the possibility to easily recharge their devices even in coffee-shops restaurants, and the like, including Virgin Atlantic lounges, The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf.

In addition to all these hardware advancements, the Lumia 920 is also meant to impress users through the various features, services and applications that it would come to the market with. Among them, we can count Nokia’s location services, which include Maps, with offline availability, Transport, Drive, Commute, and more, all integrated into the Windows Phone 8 platform. Augmented reality will also be part of the Lumia 920 experience, not only through City Lens, but also integrated in Nokia Maps to provide users with additional info on the places they drive by.

In addition to the Lumia 920, Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia also unveiled a second Windows Phone 8 device during its press event in New York City today, namely the Lumia 820.

Packing a 4.3" ClearBlack display, the new handset comes with a 1.5GHz dual-core S4 processor inside, and with 8GB of internal memory for users to take advantage of, along with a microSD slot to expand it. The phone packs a 5-megapixel camera on the back, with no PureView capabilities, but with features similar to those available in Lumia 920. Lumia 820 also comes with exchangeable shells to swap colors, wireless charging, and Ultrasensitive touch, so that people could use it even with gloves on.

As one would have expected, the new device also comes with all the applications and services that Windows Phone 8 handsets from Nokia are bound to include.

Nokia Lumia 920
Images credits to Nokia

Nokia Lumia 820
Image credits to Nokia


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