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Nokia's new flagship phone dazzles with 4.5-inch screen, wireless charging, WP8 and colors




Nokia came out charging full speed with the unveiling of its new flagship phone, the Lumia 920. The features of the Windows Phone 8 smartphone looks promising. Here are some highlights:

The 920 has a 4.5-inch PureMotion HD+ display with a curved-glass screen. It has a "Sunlight Readability Enhancement" feature to better see the screen in the sun and ceramic side buttons that don't break.

Nokia put a lot of effort into improving the camera with PureView's floating lens system. It allows in more light without using a flash, so taking photos and videos inside or under low-light conditions are much better. The camera also has an image stabilization system for less jumpy videos and better focus.

wirelesscharging-body-01-jpg.jpgAnother big feature is the integrated wireless charging system. Nokia has partnered with some other manufacturers for some accessories, including the Fatboy Recharge Pillow and the JBL PowerUP wireless charging docking station (pictured). The company promises to help bring wireless charging stations in public places, like coffee shops, airport lounges, and other areas outside the home and office.

One app of note that comes with the phone is the City Lens, which is part of the Nokia location suite that includes Nokia Drive and Nokia Transport for an integrated mapping function. The app overlays information about a city street to which you point your camera. So you can explore your surroundings by finding out information about restaurants, shops, hotels, and more.

Nokia also introduced the Lumia 820, a mid-range smartphone. The  820 has the same unibody look as the 920, but the shell is interchangeable, so you can pick from a range of colors. It also comes with wireless charging, as well as a micro SD slot.

Display: 4.5-inch PureMotion HD+ WXGA IPS LCD with Super Sensitive touch, Nokia ClearBlack with high brightness mode and Sunlight Readability Enhancements
Battery: 2000mAh with integrated Qi wireless charging
Processor: 1.5 GHz dual core Snapdragon S4
Main camera: 8.7 megapixels with PureView advanced optical imaging stabilization, Carl Zeiss optics, full 1080p HD video capture at 30 fps
Front camera: 1.2 megapixels with 720p HD video
Memory: 1 GB RAM, 32 GB mass

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 5, 2012 2:23pm]


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