Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 Windows Phone 8 handsets official – what you need to know

September 5, 2012
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    In case you forgot, September is a very busy month when it comes to announcements in the mobile universe, with companies including Nokia, Motorola, Amazon, Apple and HTC having each scheduled its own media event at some point in early- to mid-September.

    Nokia kicked off things today, unveiling two new Windows Phone handsets, the Lumia 920 and the Lumia 820, that are to fight existing and future Android and iOS handsets. Moreover, these two Lumia-branded smartphones are both running Windows Phone 8, Microsoft’s latest mobile OS.

    Nokia Lumia 920

    The Nokia Lumia 920 is obviously the new flagship device of the company, a handset labeled “the most innovative Lumia” by the Finnish handset maker. The device will offer users a few interesting features such as PureView camera and wireless charging, among other things.

    Here are its main specs and features:

    • Size: 130.3 x 70.8 x 10.7 mm
    • Weight: 185g
    • 4.5-inch PureMotion HD+ display with 1280 x 768 resolution, 332 PPI, 15:9 aspect ratio and Corning Gorilla Glass
    • 1.5GHz Dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor
    • 1GB of RAM
    • 32GB of built-in memory plus 7GB storage in SkyDrive
    • 8.7-megapixel PureView camera with dual LED flash, Carl Zeiss Tessar lens, auto focus and full HD (1920 x 1080) video recording at 30fps
    • 1280 x 960 front-facing camera with 720p HD (1280 x 720) video recording
    • HSPA+ and LTE support
    • A-GPS and Glonass support with Nokia Maps, Nokia Drive, Nokia City Lens, Nokia Transport, Offline maps, turn-by-turn voice navigation
    • Bluetooth 3.1
    • Wi-Fi and Mobile Hotspot support for up to 5 devices
    • NFC
    • Micro USB 2.0
    • 2,000mAh battery
    • Windows Phone 8 with Microsoft Office application and SkyDrive pre-installed
    • Enterprise security features
    • Nokia Music store

    The specs of the Nokia Lumia 920 put it on par with current Android flagship devices, while some of its extra features and pre-loaded navigation and music apps will help the company distinguish its WP8 product from the crowd – other companies will also have WP8 handsets in stores, including Samsung and HTC.

    In case the high-end Lumia model announced today is not for you, then here’s what you can expect from the second model, the Lumia 820.

    Nokia Lumia 820

    The Nokia Lumia 820 is a bit smaller than the Lumia 920, sporting only a 4.3-inch display. But inside you’ll find plenty of similar specs and features, which make the device also a flagship device, rather than a mid-ranged WP8 creation – albeit the PureView camera and wireless charging features are not available on this device.

    Here are the most important features of the Nokia Lumia 820:

    • Size: 123.8 x 68.5 x 9.9 mm
    • Weight: 160g
    • 4.3-inch AMOLED ClearBlack display with 800 x 480 resolution and 15:9 aspect ratio
    • 1.5GHz Dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor
    • 1GB of RAM
    • 8GB of built-in memory plus 7GB storage in SkyDrive
    • up to 32GB memory upgrade
    • 8.0-megapixel camera with dual LED flash, Carl Zeiss Tessar lens, auto focus and full HD (1920 x 1080) video recording at 30fps
    • 640 x 480 front-facing camera with VGA (640 x 480) video recording
    • HSPA+ and LTE support
    • A-GPS and Glonass support with Nokia Maps, Nokia Drive, Nokia City Lens, Nokia Transport, Offline maps, turn-by-turn voice navigation
    • Bluetooth 3.1
    • Wi-Fi and Mobile Hotspot support for up to 5 devices
    • NFC
    • Micro USB 2.0
    • 1,650mAh battery
    • Windows Phone 8 with Microsoft Office application and SkyDrive pre-installed
    • Nokia Music store

    Pricing details and release dates

    Both devices will be available in a variety of colors, but we have no idea when the two devices will hit stores and how much they will cost. Nokia’s CEO Stephen Elop did say that the Lumia 920 will be available in selected markets by the end of the year, without actually mentioning what countries will get it first, and whether the U.S. is included.

    So, anyone enchanged by these new Nokia handsets? Ready to buy one for yourself first chance you get or are you sticking it out with Android?

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    Comments

    • YourRoleModel

      Damn, that is one beautiful & good looking phone I must say. Very amazed at its beauty.

      • MasterMuffin

        Why did I have to buy the sgs3, I want this (920) so bad but I can’t buy it because I just bought sgs3….. But a real beauty it is with pretty good specs (wp8 doesn’t need quad core processors, it’s way smoother than android with latest dual snapdragon, the only thing that dissapoints me is the thing thay there’s no sd card support, but it really isn’t a big problem).

        • MasterMuffin

          Why everybody dislikes my comment, I’m not saying that android is bad, I’ve had androids and in the future, I will buy androids…. people, just because you disagree with my opinion, that doesn’t mean that you have to dislike -.-

        • MasterMuffin

          “wp8 doesn’t needquad core to run smoother than android” I meant that comment for those idiots who dislike 920 just because it’s not a quad core phone (they say that it can’t be a flagship phone ’cause it only has double core -.-)

          • Jk

            Anxroid is perfect, but thru the years i became a nokia fan…..i have a g note have used a lot of android phones but a good nokia & i am going 4 it straight……

    • MasterMuffin

      920 has the best screen in the market :O

      • Faiz

        I highly doubt that.

        • MasterMuffin

          It has PPI of 332, tell me how sgs3 or hox or iphone 4s has better… And also it is the brightest screen (they say 25 times brighter than competitors brightest screens). So don’t doubt, respect facts. And I also like the thing that you can touch easily

          • RAZ

            For starters android doesn’t have need quad core to run smooth myold htc esire runs ICS AOPK Smooth like butter. So your statement is false. As for nokia I had nokia phones for 10 years since 1998 and they r defenately top quality but then again they have windows installed and all the bad things coming with it. Btw I seriously doubt it that you have sgs3 or any clue in general about Android. Most possibly u r some kind of troll

            • MasterMuffin

              A) I’M NOT A TROLL, I’M AND ANDROID FANATIC WHO HAS SGS3 AND SGS2 (that really hurt man!) B) I never said that android needs quad core to run smoothly… I have sgs2 and it’s very smooth and C) I actually only said that the screen is awesome in that comment which you responded to so WTF dude… and also D) your argument was very invalid, think before writing

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