Nokia is set to release Windows Phone 8 based Lumia 820 and Lumia 920 smartphones in India on October 23, sources familiar with the development told The Mobile Indian.
Nokia had announced Lumia 820 and Lumia 920 in September but so far these are made available for Russia only with pre-order prices in terms of Rupee being Rs 20,000 for Lumia 820 and Rs 43,000 for the other one.
The pricing will be the key to the success of Nokiaâ€™s new lineup. Samsung Galaxy SIII, which by far the most powerful and popular phone, is retailing for Rs 34,000. Thus Nokia will need to price the Lumia 920 at least competitive to that.
The Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system in the two Nokia phones will take the native and basic code from the Windows 8 PC operating system for easy integration and seamless synchronisation of apps as well as other services.
Nokia Lumia 920
Nokia Lumia 920 comes with a 4.5-inch ClearBlack IPS LCD panel with 1280×768 pixel resolution support and super-sensitive touch. Infact, the touchscreen can be used even with the gloves on.
The Lumia 920 measures 9.9 mm thick and houses a dual-core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 family mobile processor and is based on Windows Phone 8 operating system. The smartphone has 1 GB RAM along with 32 GB on-board storage with no capability of adding a micro SD card.
Along with the Nokia Maps, Drive and Transport, the company has added a new augmented reality based application – called City Lens – in its Location suite of apps. By using the camera, the City Lens app displays the location information about important places, cafes, subways and more.
Bearing the same Lumia series unibody polycarbonate design, the Nokia Lumia 920 has curved glass and comes with a non-removable battery. At the rear lies an 8.7 megapixel image sensor bearing camera with f/2.0 aperture and short pulse high power LED Flash next to it. This camera has Carl Zeiss optical lens for closer to real and clear images.
It features the PureView technology, with additional stabilisation technology for a very stable video recording even while on the move. The camera is designed to achieve higher definition and light sensitivity, and enables lossless zoom. The camera is capable of recording videos at 1080p HD resolution at 30 frames per second. There is also 1.2 megapixel front facing camera.
Nokia Lumia 920 comes with three distortion free microphones for better audio recording, HD voice clearer calls and Dolby Earphone for better music experience. Supporting the Pentaband HSPA+ network, the Lumia 920 also comes with Near Field Communication, WiFi, WiFi Direct, WiFi Channel Bonding, Bluetooth 3.1, and new Qi wireless charging technology built in.
Nokia has packed other necessary sensors and a 3.7v battery with 2000 mAh power that promises about 10 hours of continuous talk time.
Nokia Lumia 820
Nokia Lumia 820 comes with a 4.3-inch Oled touchscreen display with 480×800 pixel resolution. Even this display uses Nokia’s ClearBlack technology. The Lumia 820 houses a dual-core 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 mobile processor and packs 1 GB RAM. It too is based on Windows Phone 8 operating system
At the back of Lumia 820 lies an 8 megapixel image sensor with Carl Zeiss Optics with Dual LED flash but without the PureView tech. This camera can be used with the Nokia City Lens app.
The Lumia 820 has accelerometer, proximity sensor, e-compass, ambient light sensor and gyroscopic sensor. For wireless connectivity options, the Lumia 820 offers Bluetooth 3.1, WiFi, WiFi Hotspot, and NFC support. Location based services are powered with the A-GPS support and Glonass networks for faster and more accurate location fix.
For superior audio experience, Nokia in Lumia 820 has fitted two distortion free high amplitude mics, Dolby headphone support and HD voice. The Nokia Lumia 820 comes with a 1650 mAh battery with Qi wireless charging support and promises up to 8 hours of talk time over 3G networks.