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Nokia Unveils Lumia 920 and 820

Nokia Lumia 920

Source: Nokia Lumia 920 | Official Website

Last Wednesday, Nokia took the wraps off its new flagship smartphone, the Nokia Lumia 920. It features a design similar to its predecessor, the Nokia Lumia 900 that was launched last year. However, it boasts 2,000 mAh battery, Near Field Communication Chip, integrated wireless charging, and an 8-megapixel camera that can shoot 1080p high-definition video.

The mobile phone also features PureView camera, 4.5-inch display, 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, and the latest Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system. It also boasts a “Super Sensitive Touch” that allows a user to tap the device’s touchscreen while wearing gloves.

Meet the Nokia Lumia 820

Nokia also announced its Lumia 820, which is a smaller, 4.3-inch, lower-end version of the Lumia 920. Compared to the Lumia 920, it has a shorter battery life and 8 GB storage. It features the same unibody look and feel, although it has exchangeable shells that let users to change the color of their handset. The feature also allows the user to add wireless charging and to input microSD cards.

Source: Nokia Lumia 820 | Official Website

Nokia’s new flagship smartphones were revealed a week before Apple is set to hold its media event next week. The Cupertino-based company is expected to announce its next-generation iPhone after sending out an invitation to the members of the press earlier this week.

The pricing and availability of both the Lumia 920 and the Lumia 820 were not announced. However, Nokia stated that the devices will be available in select markets in time for the holidays. It will also come with 4G LTE and HSPA+ variants.

More About the PureView Camera and Pure Motion HD+

At a press conference in New York, Nokia focused on the features, design, and technology of its new flagship phones, including the PureView camera.

Despite its name, Nokia Lumia 920’s PureView camera feature doesn’t have the whopping 41-megapixel sensor that can be found on Nokia 808 PureView Symbian Phone. The handset’s version has a typical resolution of 8.7 megapixels, although the company claims that the camera can capture five to 10 times more light than other cameras. It also has the so-called “floating lense” technology that is designed for image stability. This feature is beneficial for video because it minimizes the erratic shaking that is obvious in other smatphone cameras.

The Nokia Lumia 920 also features the “Pure Motion HD+,” which takes advantage of the new screen-resolution possibilities in Windows Phone 8. According to Nokia, the screen offers blur-free scrolling and enhancements to sunlight readability. This means that the phone can react to minimize sunlight glare.

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