Nokia Launches New Lumia 920 With Pureview Camera And A Budget Lumia 820
Nokia CEO Stephen Elop, says that Nokia switched to Windows Phone since the world was changing. Windows Phone basically focuses on people and their interactions on the daily basis. Nokia unveiled the all new Nokia Lumia 920 today at New York City which will introduce the next phase of Windows Phone to run on Windows 8. They have launched the Nokia Lumia 920 just a day after Apple announces the iPhone 5 event on September 12.
We also witnessed the launch of Samsung ATIV S, a Windows Phone by Samsung at the IFA 2012 and today we have the Nokia Lumia 920 by Nokia and Microsoft together. So now let’s have a quick look at the Nokia Lumia 920.
Hardware Specifications of Nokia Lumia 920
- Display : 4.5″ PureMotion HD+ WXGA IPS LCD
- Processor : 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4
- Memory : 1GB of RAM, 32GB on board storage plus 7GB free SkyDrive storage
- Camera : 8.7MP Nokia PureView with image stabilization and Carl Zeiss lens and Full HD 1080p video recording (rear) / 1.2MP with 720p HD video recording. (front)
- Battery : 2,000mAh with wireless charging capabilities.
- OS : Windows Phone 8.
- Connectivity : Wifi, Bluetooth, NFC and 4GLTE.
1. On a PureMotion HD+ display, the text will remain sharp allowing you to read text and other details as you scroll. It also has the ability to adapt in the sunlight, adjusting not only the brightness, but the tone as well to ensure you have a good viewing experience. It’s like changing the Gamma correction on the fly.
2. Lumia 920 will feature the PureView camera which was first introduced in the Nokia Lumis 808 but here it will be a 8.7MP image sensor and not the 41MP sensor. Nokia rates it as the best camera on the Windows handset yet. It’s optical system can capture as much as 10X more light than competing smartphones, and has built-in stabilization feature. The technology behind the Lumia 920 will allow the camera to detect those shutter movements and shift the lens accordingly to balance it.
3. Wireless Charging : They will be adopting the Qi wireless charging standard, so not only can the wireless charging pad charge your Lumia 920, but other phones with wireless charging capabilities as well. Nokia has also revealed that wireless charging systems will be introduced in Virgin Atlantic flights, and Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf outlets are also expected to install charging plates on their tables, letting customers recharge their phones while enjoying a cup of coffee.
4. Nokia has also worked upon it’s navigation apps and other location-based services in the Windows Phone 8 devices. Like the Nokia City Lens, which is basically a typical AR app that shows restaurants etc overlaid on top of the camera view. Offline maps are also present with traffic information and public transportation support to help “people go to where they want, faster.” Nokia City lens is an augmented reality app that is designed to help user find places in a “humane” way, as Nokia looks it.
Nokia Lumia 820, An Affordable Alternative To Lumia 920
So after Lumia 920, we have the new Nokia Lumia 820 which is said to be a budget-friendly alternative to the Lumia 920. There’s not much difference in the design of Nokia Lumia 900 and the new Lumia 920 & 820, the polycarbonate glossy back, which comes in red, yellow, and gray, has curved edges and the screens are bright.
Talking about the Lumia 820, it has a 4.3-inch capacitive touch screen with 720p WVGA resolution which keeps it a bit away from it’s competitors. It has also a 1.5 dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor with 1GB RAM, a 1,650mAh battery and wireless charging features (when used with the wireless charging shell). It does not have the PureView technology found on the Lumia 920, but it has the same “imaging algorithms”. It has a 8MP rear camera with auto-focus and LED flash which allows geo-tagging and is equipped with a secondary camera as well. It runs on Windows 8 OS and also allows bluetooth, WI-fi and NFC connectivity too.
So with this we cover up all the new introduced technologies and features in the new Nokia Lumia Windows Phone 8 powered devices. It seems a great competition between the Windows, Android and iOS devices in the near future and I personally think that if Nokia fails this time with the Windows powered devices, it would be a tough time for the company. Do share your opinions about these two new excellent Lumia phones with us.