When it comes to creating smartphones for multiple markets, there are times when manufacturers have to come up with different versions of the phone to support a particular region’s carriers who use different radios. An example would be how AT&T’s iPhone differs from Verizon’s. Now it seems that if you’re living in China and you were thinking of getting your hands on the Nokia Lumia 920, you might be pleased to learn that China’s version of the handset will be more powerful than its US counterpart.
In a tweet by China Mobile’s Online Store, the company has shown off their version of the Lumia 920 that will come with Qualcomm’s S4 Pro MSM8960T chipset, along with an Adreno 320 GPU. For those wondering, this is versus the Qualcomm S4 Plus MSM8960 chipset with an Adreno 225 GPU. While it might seem like Nokia could be doing their customers around the world a disfavor, apparently the reason why Nokia had to use the MSM8960T chipset is because it is the only chipset that supports China Mobile’s TD-SCDMA standard. Anyone else bummed by this?