NEW YORK, USA – Nokia introduced its Lumia 820 and 920, the latest members of the Lumia smartphone series, at a special event in New York.
The Lumia 920 has become Nokia’s new flagship smartphone, thanks to its features, especially the advanced PureView camera.
Unlike the Nokia 808 PureView, the Lumia 920 has an 8MP camera that nevertheless includes several improvements. A Back-Side Illuminated (BSI) sensor and a larger f/2.0 aperture collect more light, enhancing image quality under low-light conditions. Optical Image Stabilization through a gyroscope eliminates image blur due to shakes or movement. In addition to improved image processing algorithms, the 920 also features an LED flash with an innovative pulse burst flash technique.
The Lumia 920 brings a 4.5″ high-resolution screen featuring PureMotion HD+ and overdrive technology for easy viewing in bright light.
The Lumia 820 has a 4.3″ screen. Partnership with Synaptics has enabled Nokia to include high-end touchscreens, with fingernail and glove support enabled by ClearPad Series 3 technology, on both the 820 and the 920.
Both devices are powered by 1.5GHz Dual Core Snapdragon S4 processors and running on Windows Phone 8. Better performance is ensured by a large 2000mAh battery included in both devices, whereas the wireless charging capability enables faster and more convenient charging in various places like airport lounges and cafes.
Signature Location apps have also improved significantly to include Nokia Maps for integrating work navigation and augmented reality views, Nokia Transport for automatic over-the-air coverage updates and Nokia City Lens for getting information about any place in the line of sight.
Both Lumia 820 and Lumia 920 have built-in autonomous assisted GPS and GLONASS receivers. Pentaband LTE and HSPA+ variants of the devices will also be available soon. While the 920 comes in red, grey, yellow, white and black colors, the 820 offers two additional choices: cyan and purple. The latter also incorporates an exchangeable shell design for adapting the handset to suit different occasions.
Nokia established two new partnerships for taking maximum advantages from the wireless charging capabilities of its new devices. The one with Virgin Atlantic focuses on introducing wireless charging to Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse Lounges, while the other will facilitate wireless charging in The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf cafes across the US.