Nokia Unveils Lumia 920 And Lumia 820 [SPECS + PICS + VIDEOS]
At a New York event earlier today, Nokia unveiled the latest additions to its Lumia line: Lumia 820 and Lumia 920. The phones are exactly like the images from the leak last week.
Nokia calls the 820 its most versatile Lumia. Running Windows Phone 8, the Lumia 820 is a 4.3-inch WVGA OLED display smartphone powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 CPU and 1GB of RAM. Internal storage stands at 8GB while external storage can be added via a microSD slot. Users also get 7GB of additional storage on Microsoft’s Skydrive
The 820 packs an 8.0 megapixel camera with dual LED flash, 4x digital zoom and geo-tagging. It’s able to capture images at a resolution of 3264×2448 pixels. A secondary camera is also included with the ability to capture images at 640×480 pixels.
On the connectivity side, the 820 supports USB 2.0 via a microUSB slot, Bluetooth 3.1, NFC, Wi-Fi Channel bonding and Qi Wireless charging. It can connect to a wide range of networks up to 4G LTE. Nokia is still the king of radios.
Its battery is a 1650 mAh battery lasting 14 hours of talk time and 330 hours of standby on 2G and 8 hours of talk time and 330 hours of standby on 3G. Music playback lasts up to 55 hours while video playback lasts up to 5 hours.
Here are videos of Nokia’s Lumia 820, photo gallery at the bottom
Nokia says the Lumia 920 is its most innovative Lumia. The smartphone, like its sibling, runs Windows Phone 8 on a 4.5-inch PureMotion HD+ Display. The 920 is powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 CPU, 1GB of RAM and internal memory of 23GB. It lacks a memory card slot for expansion. However, 7GB cloud storage is available for SkyDrive users.
Its rear-facing camera is 8.7 megapixels and comes with Nokia’s PureView technology. Capturing images at a resolution of 3264×2448 pixels, the camera comes with dual LED flash, Touch focus, geo tagging and 4x digital zoom. The Lumia 920′s front facing camera captures images at 1280 x 960 pixels.
Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth 2.1, networks up to 4G LTE and Qi Wireless charging.
The battery on the 920 is super. It’s a 2000 mAh battery with 17 hours of talk time and 400 hours of standby on 2G and 10 hours of talk time and 400 hours of standby on 3G. Music playback lasts up to 67 hours, video playback at 6 hours and video recording stands at 3 hours.
Here are videos of the Lumia 920, a photo gallery is below the second video
Below are images of the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820
We’ll take a look at features that both phones have
Qi Wireless Charging
The Lumia 920 supports wireless charging but you have to buy a Wireless charging shell for the Lumia 820. Nokia is offering a wide range of devices and accessories that can charge the device without wires. All you have to do is place the back of the phone on the top of the charger and it charges. Nokia is also looking to deploy Qi standard chargers across Cafes, stores, and public transportation routes. They’ve already teamed up with Virgin Atlantic to introduce wireless charging at Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse lounges.
Windows Phone 8 hasn’t been officially announced by Microsoft yet so we’re unsure what new features it brings. What we know however is that it retains its Metro UI and features such as SkyDrive and Outlook.
Nokia Music is a unique feature for Nokia’s Lumia Range. It allows users in specific countries stream music for free – as long as you have a data connection. Nokia Music also features Mix Radio.
Unlike new Android devices, the Lumia 920 and 820 have 3 buttons at the bottom of the device – the Windows Start key, a search button and a back button. On the sides are a power button, volume buttons and a dedicated camera button.
Availability and Pricing
Nokia hasn’t placed a price or release date any of the Lumias but we’re thinking they’ll be available after Windows 8 launches in October.