Nokia Announces Lumia 920 and Lumia 820

Posted Sep 5, 2012

In New York, Nokia and Microsoft has announced a new set of new Lumia devices that run on the Windows Phone 8 operating system.  The Nokia 920 has PureView technology, wireless charging, and Nokia exclusive features and apps like the Nokia City Lens.  The 820 is a mid-range device that is smaller and does not have PureView.  The 820 requires an optional changeable back to enable wireless charging features.  Nokia did not announce availability or pricing yet.

The PureView camera and HD+ display makes the 920 one of the best devices for taking photos and viewing images.  Nokia Vice President Jo Harlow showcased the capabilities of the Nokia 920 through a demo of Nokia City Lens, offline Nokia Maps, and the wireless charging features in the new phone series.  The Nokia Lumia 920 has a feature called “Super Sensitive Touch,” which lets users interact with their phones even if they are wearing gloves.

Since the touch screen on the iPhone does not work with gloves, many third party companies found an opportunity in designing and selling gloves that work with the Apple devices.

The Nokia Lumia PureView camera technology has Optical Image Stabilization and Carl Zeiss optics to capture blur-free pictures and videos even if your hand is shaky or is in low light conditions.

The Nokia Lumia 920 comes in yellow, red, white, grey, or black.  The PureMotion HD+ display is the world’s brightest and fastest touchscreen.  Nokia Smart Shoot lets you take multiple photos with a single click so that you can edit photos and pick the perfect shot.

Nokia City Lens is an augmented reality technology that uses the phone’s camera viewfinder.  Microsoft Office built into the phone is synced with your laptop.  Nokia Music lets you stream unlimited music for free and allows you to tap into the latest tracks or create your own channels based on artists that you love.

Nokia Drive gives you free turn-by-turn voice-guided navigation.  You can select your destination and get speed limit warnings to find your way faster.

Other specs on the Lumia 920 include 4.5″ PureMotion HD+ WXGA (1280×768 display) IPS LCD, Windows Phone 8 operating system, 1GB RAM, 32GB mass memory, 7GB Skydrive storage, 8.7 megapixel rear camera, 1.2 megapixel front camera, full HD 1080p at 30fps, NFC, WiFi, 1.5GHz Dual Core Snapdragon S4 processor, Dolby headphone audio, and 2,000 mAh battery with up to 17 hours of talk time and up to 400 hours of standby mode.

The Lumia 820 specs include 4.3″ OLED WVGA (800×480), Windows Phone 8 operating system, 1GB RAM, 8GB mass memory, 32GB microSD card, 8 megapixel camera with dual LED flash on the rear, VGA camera on the front, Full HD 1080p at 30fps, NFC, WiFi, 1.5GHz Dual Core Snapdragon S4 processor, Dolby audio, and 1650 mAh battery with up to 14 hours of talk time and up to 330 hours of standby time.