Nokia will launch it’s new flagship mobile smart phone the Nokia Lumia 920 in November. The Finnish firm has been through some tough times recently with its own Symbian OS failing to deliver. Even partnering with Microsoft to become the face of Windows Phone hasn’t proven to be an enormously successful, as the platform has struggled to compete with Apple and Android.
Now Microsoft is launching the much-anticipated Windows Phone 8, a complete overhaul of their operating system that brings with it a lot more flexibility for homescreen tiles and sizing, proper multi-tasking, support for more powerful hardware and a bunch of other features.
It’s this that will power the new Nokia Lumia 920, giving users their first taste of the new operating system. There’s a lot riding on the new Lumia; Nokia and Microsoft both need it to be a hit.
- 4.5-inch screen
- 32GB of internal storage space
- 1.5GHz dual core Snapdragon S4 processor
- 1GB of RAM
- Coated in polycarbonate it comes in grey, yellow, red, white and black
The headline feature of the Nokia Lumia 920 is undoubtedly the ‘PureView’ technology powering the camera. the Nokia Lumia 920’s lens is a fairly standard 8.7 megapixels. Using ‘floating lens technology’, it can compensate for shaky hands, plus it can capture up to ten times more light than other smartphone cameras, which should lead to brighter, blur free images. It’s a Carl Zeiss lens too, which means cleaner and sharper images. There’s also a 1.3 megapixel front facing camera, capable of recording 720p video.
The size isn’t the most exciting thing about the 1280×768 curved-glass WXGA display, the technology going by the name PureMotion HD+ is, it actually covers a handful of different things that in theory should provide an enviable display, with Nokia making the bold claim that it provides a better than HD experience.
It’s 25% brighter than the next brightest smartphone display on the market. It can detect how much light is hitting the screen and automatically adjust the colours in direct sunlight so that you can still see the display. It can also supposedly both render objects and refresh the screen faster than other smartphones, resulting in a smoother, blur free image when watching video, playing games or just operating the phone. That covers the ‘PureMotion’ part of the name. The ‘HD+’ part (and Nokia’s associated claim that the display is better than HD), actually refers to the aspect ratio of the handset, which is 15:9 rather than the HD standard of 16:9 and is a better fit for the phone.
The display is also super sensitive to the touch, allowing you to interact with the Nokia Lumia 920 using gloves or long finger nails. Its sensitivity adapts depending on what you’re using on it, which should allow for more accurate and flexible use.
The Nokia Lumia 920 also includes an NFC chip and wireless charging technology. In practice that means putting it on a ‘charging pad,’ a device which you may never have seen but may one day soon become a common staple of coffee shops and bars, making it easy to charge on the go.
It’s packing an enormous 2000mAh battery, which Nokia reckons will give it 30% more battery life than its quad core competitors.
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