Nokia Releases the Lumia 920 PureView Phone running on WP8

Nokia yesterday announced the latest range of their Lumia phones running on the new Windows Phone 8 platform. The Lumia 920 and 820 were two phones which was announced at the press event in New York. The Lumia 920 has some great features packed into it, read ahead for more details.

Nokia Lumia 920

The Lumia 920 is the first of Windows Phone devices to get the PureView sticker. This time around PureView doesn’t stand for a large amount of Megapixels, but for much cooler camera technology packed into it. The Lumia 920’s camera optics has something called a “Floating Lens” which provide Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS). This is great for low light photography, where you usually get motion blurs due to a shaky hand. The Optical Image Stabilisation helps cut the blur, while allowing the camera to capture as much light as needed to take great photos in less than optimal lighting conditions. The OIS is also great for capturing videos, giving your videos a professional shake-free experience.

The Lumia 920 also features a 2000mAH battery, the biggest one yet on a Nokia Phone, and don’t forget the Wireless Charging capability, which allows you to have a cable free charging experience. It doesn’t stop there – there’s more..

The Nokia Lumia 920 features a large 4.5-inch IPS LCD display which displays 1080p video and features Nokia’s latest PureMotion HD+ display, which they clain is the world’s brightest, fastest and most sensitive touchscreen. Sensitive it is, because the touchscreen responds to your touches even when you use the phone using gloves. Great for those cold outdoor trips in the mountains, and for those of you with long nails, fret not, you can use your nails to operate this device. The PureMotion HD+ technology provides a blur free display which is responsive to ambient lighting. It not just auto adjusts the screen brightness, but also the color hues to provide a much better display in all conditions, including bright daylight.

Now the camera has more tricks up it’s sleeve. The Windows Phone 8 platform has some cool new features for the camera, which allows software called “Lenses” to take over the regular camera viewfinder and add some cool functionality. The Lumia phones now comes with software which allows to you to remove “unwanted” people or objects from snaps via a software “Lens”. Great for those travel snaps where you really didn’t want those other tourists walking around in your photo. The Cinemagraph feature also allows you to add motion to certain areas of the picture for that surprising element in that photo to created an animated memory.

There was no news of when the devices would hit the market or pricing given during the press event yesterday. We were told that the device would hit select markets by the end of the year.

Technical Profile

  • Networks:
    • GSM 850/900/1800/1900
    • WCDMA  850/900/1900/2100
    • LTE 800/900/1800/2100/2600
  • Speed:
    • LTE Cat3 100Mbps/50Mbps
    • HSDPA+ Dual Carrier cat24 (42 Mbps)
    • HSUPA cat 6: 5.8 Mbps
  • Display:
    • 4.5” PureMotion HD+
    • WXGA (1280×768) IPS LCD, ClearBlack, super sensitive touch for nail & glove use
  • OS: Windows Phone 8
  • Memory: 1GB RAM, 32 GB mass memory
  • Skydrive storage: 7GB
  • Camera: PureView with Optical Image Stabilization & Carl Zeiss optics 8.7Mpix, f/2.0, 1/3”, short pulse high power LED flash
  • Front camera 1.2 Mpix f/2.4
  • Video capture Full HD 1080p  @ 30fps
  • Size/Weight: 130.0 x 70.8 mm
  • Volume thickness 10.7 mm  / 99cc / 185 g
  • Connectivity: NFC Wi-Fi  802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 3.1, A-GPS/GLONASS, micro-USB , 3.5 mm audio
  • Sensors: accelerometer, proximity, compass, ambient light, gyroscope
  • Processor: 1.5 GHz Dual Core  Snapdragon S4
  • Audio: 3 distortion free high amplitude mics, Dolby Headphone, HD Voice
  • Battery: integrated Qi wireless charging, 2000 mAh

Video – Introducing the Lumia 920

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Vinu Thomas

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