Nokia Unveils New Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 Smartphones

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Nokia today announced the Nokia Lumia 920 and the Nokia Lumia 820, the first devices in Nokia's Windows Phone 8 range.



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The Nokia Lumia 920 is the flagship Windows Phone 8 smartphone, including the latest advances in Nokia PureView imaging innovation. Using advanced floating lens technology, the camera in the Nokia Lumia 920 is able to take in five times more light than competing smartphones without using flash, making it possible to capture clear, bright pictures and video indoors and at night. It also compensates for hand movement while the photo is being taken.



"Nokia PureView continues to deliver cutting-edge technology to make it possible for a smartphone camera to take the kind of images usually only seen on a standalone SLR camera," said Jo Harlow, executive vice president of Nokia Smart Devices. "With the Nokia Lumia 920 we have made it possible to shoot pictures and video at home, outdoors, in a restaurant or even at night, and come out with professional-looking results."

"We view imaging as a core area for differentiation in the smartphone space," said Crawford Del Prete, Executive VP WW Products and Chief Research Officer, IDC. "Low light photography has been a weak point for smartphones. Nokia has addressed this with PureView to create real customer value. By applying its rich expertise in imaging Nokia has created a best of breed experience for everyday use."

The Nokia Lumia 920 also comes with Nokia City Lens, the latest addition to the Nokia location suite. By pointing the camera at a city street, City Lens overlays information about restaurants, shops, hotels and more on the surfaces of buildings, for the most intuitive way to explore surroundings. Nokia City Lens is the start of a new augmented reality experience that also enhances Nokia Maps, making it possible to move between maps view and augmented reality view to help people check their direction and surroundings. Along with enhancements to Nokia Drive and Nokia Transport, the Nokia location suite of services represents the most comprehensive, integrated mapping experience of any smartphone.

The Nokia Lumia 920 also comes with Nokia's largest ever battery (2000mAh) and, for the first time, built-in wireless charging for an easy, convenient way to get more out of every day.


The Nokia Lumia 820
The Nokia Lumia 820 is a stylish, mid-range smartphone that delivers high-end performance in a compact package.

While the Nokia Lumia 820 has the same unibody look and feel as the high end Lumia smartphones, it comes with an exchangeable shell design. Exchangeable shells not only make it possible to select from a range of colors, but also to add wireless charging. Beneath the shell is room to insert a micro SD memory card.


Powered by Windows Phone 8
Windows Phone 8 provides a more personal smartphone experience, with a start screen that can be more easily rearranged to reflect individual priorities and new animated Live Tiles for real-time updates on the things that matter most. The ability to sync content between Windows Phone 8 smartphones, Windows 8-based PCs and tablets or Xbox means files, music, pictures and video can be accessed in whichever way is most convenient. With Internet Explorer 10 for faster, safer browsing and Microsoft Office apps built into the platform, Windows Phone 8 is also the easiest way for getting things done.

Wireless charging partners
Nokia also announced a range of wireless charging accessories and partnerships. The Fatboy Recharge Pillow provides a fun way to recharge, while JBL introduced the JBL PowerUP, a wireless charging docking station with high quality audio in retro styling.

Deals with Virgin Atlantic to put wireless charging stations in the London Heathrow Clubhouse lounge and Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf to put charging plates on tables in some of their cafés, were the first of many deals Nokia intends to sign to take wireless charging outside the home and office.
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Availability
The Nokia Lumia 920 comes in yellow, red, grey, white and black. The Nokia Lumia 820 comes in red, yellow, grey, cyan, purple, white and black.

Both phones will be available in pentaband LTE and HSPA+ variants and are expected to start shipping in select markets later in the year. Nokia will announce pricing and specific roll-out dates country by country when sales are due to begin.

[Lumia 920] [Lumia 820]




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Jesh - September 6, 2012 at 5:43am
I guess Nokia lumia series are the best fits to use as a backup phone for iPhone 4/4s users since it is the only phone that uses micro sim cards !!! If the next iPhone uses nano sim then that would be another story !!!!! Well done Nokia and Microsoft ...
Juta14x - September 6, 2012 at 5:03am
well done nokia..on my 2nd tot i might get one of tis...
samK - September 5, 2012 at 11:11pm
HUGE iphone fan but holy shit nokia blew me away. who would have thought nokia had any life left in them with so many flops in the recent years. and i thought no one else but apple can top samsung. boy am i wrong. apple has insanely big shoes to fill. limitation bs will definitely not be tolerated at all this year.
Jhonatha - September 23, 2012 at 4:29am
Reading this makes my decisions easier than tankig candy from a baby.
Simon - September 5, 2012 at 7:09pm
Oh and Fagsung, take some notes from Nokia. This is how you innovate without copying Apple.
AoS_HJ - September 5, 2012 at 7:34pm
Too true!! :-)
Job - September 5, 2012 at 10:07pm
Sorry to disappoint you apple fanboy but apple copied every single of their designs from Braun and the iPhone from an LG Prada phone. Jonathan Ive had openly admitted that he has drawn inspiration (meaning copied) from braun designer Dieter Rams. Nowyou can STFU or suck Tim Cock
Job - September 5, 2012 at 10:09pm
And here you can see it for yourself http://visual.ly/braun-or-apple
Simon - September 5, 2012 at 6:27pm
That phone looks real good and seems to have some very cool features. If it wasnt running a Microsoft OS, I would give it a try in a heartbeat. But since Microsoft couldnt make a single piece of software without bugs to save their lives, I will steer clear of any product Microsoft produces.
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