So it seems like the rumors and leaks were true as Nokia has officially taken the wraps off the Lumia 920 with PureView. This is the latest Nokia Lumia Windows Phone handset and it will feature the PureView’s camera technology which was first introduced with the Nokia 808 PureView (although the Lumia 920 will feature an 8.7MP image sensor, not the 41MP sensor on the Nokia 808 PureView), and according to Nokia, the camera on the handset is good enough to blow the competition out of the water, but we guess we’ll need to get our hands on the phone to see for ourselves. One of the more noticeable features of the Lumia 920 is its camera (obviously) whose shutter is able to stay open longer. However as Nokia has pointed out, shutters that stay open longer tend to result in blurry images if not on a tripod due to slight movements in our hands, but the technology behind the Lumia 920 will allow the camera to detect those movements and shift the lens accordingly to balance it.
- Display: 4.5″ PureMotion HD+ WXGA IPS LCD
- Processor: 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4
- Memory: 1GB of RAM, 32GB on board storage + 7GB free SkyDrive storage
- Camera: 8.7MP Nokia PureView with image stabilization and Carl Zeiss lens and Full HD 1080p video recording (main) / 1.2MP with 720p HD video recording (front)
- Battery: 2,000mAh with wireless charging capabilities
- Platform: Windows Phone 8
The 4.5″ curved glass display on the Lumia 920 is also an interesting one as it features what Nokia is calling PureMotion HD+ which is allegedly better than HD (hence the +?)and features a faster refresh rate. The goal here is to create a display so that when you scroll through webpages or emails, the text will remain sharp allowing you to read text and other details as you scroll. It also has the ability to adapt in the sunlight, adjusting not only the brightness, but the tone as well to ensure you have a good viewing experience. Typically phones with automatic adjustment only affects the brightness, so on paper it looks like Nokia’s newer offerings might have a leg up on the competition in that area. Exactly how well it performs remains to be seen. Nokia is also boasting that its screen is sensitive enough that you can wear gloves and still use the phone with no problems.
As expected, some of the features of the Lumia 920 is its wireless charging system whose wireless charging pad was leaked a couple of days ago. They will be adopting the Qi wireless charging standard, so not only can the wireless charging pad charge your Lumia 920, but other phones with wireless charging capabilities as well. As an added convenience, Nokia has also revealed that wireless charging systems will be introduced in Virgin Atlantic flights, and Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf outlets are also expected to install charging plates on their tables, letting customers recharge their phones while enjoying a cup of coffee (or tea, depending on your preference), without having to worry about bringing cables and plugs with them.
Unsurprisingly the Nokia Lumia 920 will run on Windows Phone 8. It will also sport a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor along with a 2,000mAh battery, 1GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot for memory expansion, NFC and 4G LTE connectivity. Pricing and availability have yet to be announced, but Nokia expects to roll out the Lumia 920 later this year. [Press release]