On Wednesday, Nokia announced two new devices – the Lumia 920 and 820 – at their Nokia World conference. These beautiful new phones are the successors of the Lumia 900 and 800 which Nokia released back in April, and they aim to reintroduce Nokia to the world as a trusted, reliable and creative smartphone manufacturing company.
Just like their predecessors, these new Lumias are gorgoeus. Nokia’s new flaghip phone, the 920, has a big, 4.5-inch PureMotion HD+ display with a resolution of 1280 x 768. It has 1 GB of RAM, a 1.5 GHz Snapdragon processor, 32 GB of storage, and a removable battery. Its screen and its camera are the two biggest improvements in the phone. The new PureMotion display has vivid, bright colors and is very responsive to the touch – the screen is twice as fast as any other smartphone screen. And the new 8-megapixel PureView camera is now the best camera in a smartphone ever. The camera has Nokia’s optical image stabilization feature, which allows you to take clear pictures whether you’re moving, shaking the phone, or even riding a bike. As for colors, Nokia is strangely doing away with the beloved Cyan color, and the Lumia 920 is coming out in yellow, red, gray, white, and black.
The Lumia 820 has slightly different specs, with a 4.3-inch ClearBlack OLED WVGA screen, a dual-core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon processor, an 8 megapixel camera, and 8 gigabytes of hard drive space. It comes in many colors – cyan, purple, yellow, red, white, gray, and black. The 820 has a removable back, meaning that remove the battery or switch colors to change the look of your phone.
Both the 920 and 820 feature unibody polycarbonate designs with ultra-strong Gorilla Glass. (You could use your phone as a hammer, if you wanted.) Nokia is implementing wireless charging technology in its charging plate, “FatBoy pillow,” a charging stand, and a speaker dock so you never have to plug your phone in again.
I’m really excited for these new phones. Hopefully you’ll think about it and give Windows Phone 8 a try!