New York, USA: Nokia has announced its first two Windows Phone 8 devices at a special event in New York today.
The Nokia Lumia 920 is the company’s flagship Windows Phone 8 smartphone, incorporating the company’s PureView imaging technology with low-light capability and image stabilisation to offer clearer photographs. It’s also equipped with Nokia City Lens, a new location-based augmented reality service along with wireless charging and a 2000mAh battery.
Jo Harlow, executive vice president of Nokia Smart Devices, said in a statement that ”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.”
”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,” he added.
Nokia’s Lumia 820 is described as a ‘mid-range’ smartphone. It has a similar design to the Lumia 920 although the screen is slightly smaller. Both phones will be available in 4G LTE and HSPA+ variants with availability expected later this year, although details of specific countries and pricing haven’t been confirmed.
Nokia Lumia 920 specifications:
Display: 4.5 inch Nokia PureMotion HD+ WXGA IPS LCD display; 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: 8.7megapixel with Nokia PureView advanced optical imaging stabilization and Carl Zeiss optics; full 1080p HD video capture at 30fps,
Front-facing camera: 1.2megapixel with 720p HD video,
Memory: 1GB RAM; 32GB mass memory with 7GB free SkyDrive storage.