Nokia unveils Lumia 920: WP8, 4.5-inch, PureView, 2000mAh, Wireless Charging
Nokia today announced the Nokia Lumia 920 at New York along with a host of other devices and features. It is one of the first device in Nokia’s Windows Phone 8 range. Nokia calls it “The most innovative Lumia yet”, how’s that for some “innovation”? It promises to bring the expertise of both Nokia and Microsoft on hardware and software fronts respectively. The result is a beautiful design with refinements great enough to carry the brand Lumia to heights it’s not yet achieved. It comes with a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual core processor, a slightly larger 4.5-inch curved glass display with a 768 x 1280 resolution, a 2,000mAh battery, and the new Windows Phone 8 operating system.
The PureView Camera
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 PureView is not technically as great as the one you’ve come to expect from Nokia 808, at least on paper, but Nokia assures us that it’s the best camera in any smartphone as of today.
The Nokia Lumia 920 comes with Nokia City Lens, the latest addition to the Nokia location suite. It is basically 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. Enhancements to Nokia Drive and Nokia Transport are also included, which arguably makes the location services from Nokia unmatched industry wide.
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 wireless charging is one of the great features of Lumia 920 allowing seamless charging of the phone by just placing it on a recharge “pillow”, as Nokia puts it.
The Nokia Lumia 920 comes in yellow, red, grey, white and black.
It will be available in pentaband LTE and HSPA+ variants and is 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.
|Display||4.5 inch Nokia PureMotion HD+ WXGA IPS LCD, Super Sensitive touch, Nokia ClearBlack with high brightness mode and Sunlight Readability Enhancements|
|Battery||2000mAh with integrated Qi wireless charging|
|Processor||1.5GHz Dual Core Snapdragon S4|
|Main camera||8.7MP with Nokia PureView advanced optical imaging stabilization and Carl Zeiss optics, Full 1080p HD video capture at 30fps|
|Front facing camera||1.2MP with 720p HD video|
|Memory||1GB RAM, 32GB mass memory with 7GB free SkyDrive storage|
Salman Ravoof is a mechanical engineer, a freelance writer and an avid science and technology enthusiast. He likes creativity, fantasy and sci-fi genre; revels in experimenting and spends most of his time pondering about the existence of reality.
5 September, 2012