Nokia Ups The Ante With Just-Announced Lumia 920 And 820

Nokia Ups The Ante With Just-Announced Lumia 920 And 820

After a couple of days of leaks, Nokia's new Lumia phones are here and they're everything we thought/hoped they would be. The iconic phone maker officially unveiled the Lumia 920 and 820 today at an event with Microsoft, heralding the next generation of Windows Phones.

As expected, the 920 is similar in design to last year's 900, but with a shinier polycarbonate body, a new variety of colors and slightly larger 4.5 inch display. It also gets a new PureView 8.7 megapixel camera, PureMotion HD+ display tech at 768x1280 (which Nokia calls the brightest, fastest LCD ever put on a mobile phone), a 1.5 ghz Snapdragon dual-core processor, and of course runs Windows Phone 8.

The PureView camera uses floating lens technology that Nokia says allows it to take in five times more light than the average smartphone camera for superior no-flash performance.

The Lumia 820 has the same processor as the 920, but tops out at 8 GB of storage, has an 8 megapixel camera, and a slightly smaller 4.3 inch OLED display. The 820 also features an exchangeable coverplate that comes in a variety of colors.

One of the coolest things about both phones is built-in compatibility with wireless charging stations. Nokia used the Qi wireless charging standard in each and has introduced a variety of new accessories to accompany the phones. Nokia has made its own wireless charging dock and there will also be docks available from Fatboy and one from JBL, which will also wirelessly play music.

Pricing and carrier availability hasn't yet been announced for either phone, but Nokia says both will launch in the fourth quarter of this year.

 

Tags: nokia, lumia-920, lumia-820, windows-phone-8
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