Nokia today announced the Nokia Lumia 920 and the Nokia Lumia 820, the first Nokia Windows Phone 8 smartphones. The devices bring Nokia’s latest PureView camera innovation, new navigation experiences and wireless charging.
The flagship Nokia Windows Phone 8 device is the Lumia 920. Evolving the beautiful curved glass polycarbonate design of the Lumia 800, the Lumia 920 is packed with Nokia PureView imaging innovation, including a floating lens that allows the camera to take in five times more light than competing smartphones. This makes it possible to capture clear, bright pictures and video indoors and at night.
The Nokia Lumia 920 also comes with Nokia City Lens. Nokia City Lens is the start of 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.
The Nokia Lumia 920 packs Nokia’s largest ever battery (2000mAh), and, for the first time, built-in wireless charging. A range of wireless charging accessories and partnerships were also announced. The Fatboy Recharge Pillow was unveiled, JBL introduced the JBL PowerUP wireless charging docking station, and Virgin Atlantic and Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf were announced as Nokia’s first wireless charging partners. Both will bring wireless charging stations to selected retail spaces.
The Nokia Lumia 820 is a mid-range smartphone delivering high-end performance in a compact package, with exchangeable shell covers and space for a micro SD card. Both phones will be available in pentaband LTE and HSPA+ variants and are expected to start shipping in select markets later in the year.