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Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 Windows Phone 8 Smartphones Become Official

By Lionell Go Macahilig & Wong Casandra - on 5 Sep 2012, 11:59pm

Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 Windows Phone 8 Smartphones Become Official

After weeks of speculations, WP8 allegations, and photo leaks, Nokia has finally put the rumors to rest during their annual Nokia World event. Yes, the flagship Nokia Lumia 920 smartphone and its sibling, the Lumia 820,  are indeed here to stay. Some of the information are not new to us but otherwise, here's the lowdown on Lumia 920's key specs:

  • 4.5-inch Pure Motion HD+ display, 768 x 1280 resolution
  • 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual core processor
  • 8.7-megapixel camera with Pureview technology
  • 32GB mass memory with 7GB free SkyDrive storage
  • 2000mAh battery with integrated Qi wireless charging

The WP8 device has a few tricks up its sleeve, including a new display called the "Pure Motion HD+" which will allegedly provide "better than HD resolution", fast refresh rates and above average, intuitive daylight viewing capabilities. Another feature that has been confirmed is its wireless charging feature - the 920 can be charged wirelessly via an inductive method. The Pureview technology featured in Lumia 920 might not be identical to its 41-megapixel cousin, the Nokia 808 Pureview, but it will feature the following:

The Verge - "Nokia says the 920 features a "floating lens" optical image stabilization system that allows for sharper photographs in low-light situations, a better app and camera interface, and 1080p video recording."

Following in Samsung's footsteps, the Lumia 920 will be available in a couple of eye-catching shades, including yellow, red, white, grey and black. Like its 900 and 800 cousins, the Lumia 920 will feature a unibody-like polycarbonate chassis with ceramic buttons.

On the other hand, the Lumia 820 is a smaller variant of its larger sibling, touting a 4.3-inch screen with rounded edges and the option for interchangeable covers (red, yellow, grey, cyan, purple, white and black). Here's more:

  • 4.3 inch ClearBlack OLED WVGA display, 800 x 480 resolution
  • 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual core processor
  • NFC capabilities
  • 8-megapixel camera, auto focus with Carl Zeiss optics
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB mass memory with microSD memory card support and 7GB free SkyDrive storage
  • 1650mAh battery with integrated Qi wireless charging

Aside from wireless charging, both phones also share another interesting feature - users can utilize both phones with gloves on or even with fingernails due to the "Super Sensitive Touch" technology. Both phones will be available in LTE and HSPA+ versions and are expected to start shipping in select markets later in the year. Nokia has mentioned that they will announce pricing and specific roll-out dates country by country.

Sources: The Verge, Nokia (Press)