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Nokia introduces Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 smartphones

Today Nokia announced the Lumia 920 and 820 Windows Phone 8 Smartphones. These phones bring a number of innovations to the table and show off how Microsoft's new mobile OS will look and feel.

The Nokia Lumia 920 is the new flagship and will take over from the Lumia 900. It comes with PureView technology inherited from the PureView 808 with a twist. Although it has a lower pixel count (only 8.7-megapixel), It includes some nifty image stabilisation techniques (using an array of springs) as well as enhanced low light capabilities.

The 920 also has a 4.5in PureMotion HD+ 1,280 x 768 resolution IPS, beating the Samsung Galaxy S3 and HTC One X. There's also a new version of the ClearBlack technology introduced with the Lumia 800.

Other features include a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor clocked at 1.5GHz, 1GB of RAM, 32GB onboard storage, a massive 2000mAh battery with integrated Qi wireless charging.

As for the Lumia 820, it's a step down from the 920 with a 4.3in 800 x 480 display, the same as the Lumia 900. There’s no PureView enhancements but it still comes with the same S4 processor and Qi wireless charging (albeit with a lower capacity battery).

Interestingly, the 820 is the first Lumia to come with a microSD card slot to supplement its 8GB internal storage.


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