Updated on February 19th, 2013
The leaks turned out to be pretty accurate. Nokia just announced its new flagship phone, the Nokia Lumia 920. It is Nokia’s first device to run Windows Phone 8 OS which features a host of improvements over Windows Phone 7.5. Nokia would have wished to introduce the first Windows Phone 8 device but Samsung beat it to the punch when it announced the Ativ S handset a few days ago at the IFA 2012 event.
The Lumia 920 merits the flagship tag. It’s almost the same as the Nokia Lumia 900 in terms of industrial design. It has the same unibody design but the finish is glossy, not matte. In any case, it’s the other stuff that makes the Lumia 920 a much better device than the Lumia 900. The 4.5-inch screen on the Lumia 920 is curved just like the screen on the Lumia 900 but now it’s called PureMotion HD+ display with 1280 x 768 resolution. Nokia says it’s the best smartphone display innovation it has ever made with a resolution that’s better than HD resolution. It’s also said to be the brightest smartphone HD display from Nokia. This display even has a “Super Sensitive Touch” feature that allows functional use even when wearing gloves.
The Lumia 920’s internals sound impressive as well. It has a fast dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 CPU paired with 1GB RAM, 2,000mAh battery, NFC, 32GB internal storage, HSPA+ and LTE in select markets, and an 8.7-megapixel “PureView” camera. PureView here does not actually match the features of the Nokia PureView 808. It’s a dumbed down version but Nokia still assures us that this is still a good camera technology that deserves the PureView badge. It uses a “floating lens” that improves image stabilization and good low-light capabilities.
Nokia Lumia 920 Specifications
- 4.5-inch PureMotion HD+ display with 1280 x 768
- Dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4
- 1GB RAM
- Windows Phone 8 OS
- 2,000mAh battery
- Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.1
- 32GB internal storage
- HSPA+ and LTE
- 8.7-megapixel “PureView” camera
- 1.2-megapixel front camera
Here’s an intro video on the Nokia Lumia 920.
The Nokia Lumia 920 will become available during the fourth quarter of 2012.