The latest version of the Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform seems ready to challenge the smartphone duopoly and the troubled Nokia will seek to make best use of it.
The Finnish company has great record in hardware design and now that it will finally get a chance to stick a powerful chipset inside, it might finally start to regain some of the lost ground.
Nokia Lumia 920
The first big announcement to come at Nokia and Microsoft joint event is the Nokia Lumia 920. As it turned out the recently released teasers were spot on, and this is in fact the first Lumia PureView smartphone.
The Nokia Lumia 920 looks much like the Lumia 900, but comes with a bigger 4.5″ 720p PureMotionHD+ (that’s ClearBlack on stereoids) display, with curved glass on top of it. It is powered by the Snapdragon S4 chipset with a 1.5GHz dual-core Krait processor and Adreno 225 GPU.
Nokia Lumia 820
The Nokia event in New York is in full swing and the second phone the Finnish company announced is the Nokia Lumia 820. It has a smaller screen than the 920 flagship and it misses out on a few of the cool new features, but should provide the same solid smartphone experience.
The Nokia Lumia 820 has a 4.3″ AMOLED display of WVGA resolution (no HD, sorry), which features the ClearBlack technology. It does have the same super sensitive touch like the 920, which allows it to work with gloves, but misses on the PureMotion HD+ fun.
The phone uses the same polycarbonate unibody design and will have optional protective shells you can put on the back.