Nokia Lumia 920 round up and first thoughts from TEChBrits
Nokia has just unveiled its next-generation Lumia smartphones, including the flagship Nokia Lumia 920 and the Lumia 820, both of which will run Windows Phone 8.
UK YouTuber gives us a first thought on the new Nokia Lumia 920 in this video. (Not biased)
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The Lumia 920 features a 4.5in curved glass WXGA LCD with PureMotion HD+ and glove-friendly screen which will be very useful here in the UK during winter. Nokia claims the PureMotion HD+ is better than HD resolution which means no checkered page when scrolling through webpages in a hurry and displaying sharp crystal clear texts.
Among many features spoken about at the event, we were looking forward to other features that are very innovative about the new smartphone from Nokia, there are no doubts this is going to be a really good device that will be up there with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S3.
The Nokia 920 features PureView technology, which capture five to ten times more light; usually on any smartphone camera like the iPhone or Galaxy S3, they have to make sure that capturing more light does not cause the blurry images from shaky hands, Nokia therefore have included what they call floating lens technology, an optical image stabilisation system that keeps image stable whilst capturing as much light as possible.
Unlike the Pureview 808′s 40 megapixel camera, the Lumia 920 is equipped with an 8.7-megapixel rear-facing camera which can handle full 1080p HD video capture at 30 fps. It also has a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera with 720p HD video capture. Some may say, it only has 8.7 megapixel camera but like Ryan points out in the video above, it is about the technology behind it and any one who has had the previous Lumias will know how good the Carl Zeiss lens are on them.
“The technology reacts to the minute movements in your hand to balance the lens, so the shutter can stay open longer, and more light means brighter, clearer images without flash, even indoors and at night,” Harlow said. “The Nokia Lumia 920 also replaces your HD camcorder because another benefit of this floating lens technology is that the lens is stabilised for taking smooth and professional-looking video.”
The Lumia 920 will provide offline maps saving you data consumption, although it would also mean updating maps as they change especially in the UK. It will also feature a daily commute function that can calculate the time it will take you to reach a destination based on traffic levels which reminds me of the the Google Now feature on Nexus 7′s Android Jellybean and to complete the package, we will also see free, voice-guided, turn-by-turn navigation thanks to Nokia Drive .
The Lumia 920 smartphone will include Nokia’s augmented reality “City Lens” app, which lets you scan the horizon with your phone’s camera, and see what’s around you in terms of local places of interest and you can tap to call for more info or share your destination with others.
Wireless charging has been a myth until recently when it has been floating around on the Internet for a while, so it is a great pleasure to actually see it implemented on the Nokia Lumia 920.
The Lumia 920 supports wireless charging, embedded in the back of the device is a metallic strip that allows the Lumia 920 to charge without cables using Nokia’s charging pad.
If you are wondering about what happens when you are out an about, Nokia will also team up with Virgin Atlantic and Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf coffee shops. Upper Class customers will be able to charge in the Virgin London at Heathrow.
Over here, we are surely excited about the Lumia 920, not only are those features about superb, under the bonnet Nokia will be packing the smartphone with a 1.5GHz, dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor and a 2000mAh battery, there’s also available 1GB of RAM, and 32GB of memory on board, along with 7GB of free SkyDrive cloud storage, what more can you ask for.
Will you be queuing up or pre-ordering? or will you wait to play with it and watch review videos before you buy? or are you still waiting for the iPhone 5? Leave a comment…