Nokia’s new range of Lumia smartphones with WP8 seems to have leaked out a few days ahead of the official announcement. Courtesy of @evleaks on Twitter, we now have images of what seems like the next big thing in the Windows Phone sphere. The good news however for all WP fans is that these smartphones will bring the much awaited Pureview technology to Windows Phones. So to Windows Phone users’ rejoice, camera oriented WP8 smartphones are on its way. Nokia is holding an event on September 5 which could possibly reveal these new smartphones. But now that we have a hint of it, the surprise is pretty much gone. Regardless, it’s always good to know what to expect.
We got a hint of what to expect from Nokia after Samsung announced the Ativ S at the Mobile Unpacked event in Berlin a few days ago. The two devices leaked here are the Lumia 820 and the Lumia 920, most possibly the successors to the Lumia 800 and the 900 respectively. True to its siblings, these two smartphones promise to be show stealers if the specs mentioned here are to be believed. The Lumia 920 apparently is the high end WP8 smartphone complete with Nokia’s Pureview tech and a monstrous 4.5-inch display (probably HD) and that’s pretty much all we know about the Lumia 920. But looking at how OEMs are approaching the new OS, it won’t be wrong to guess that this will also be Nokia’s first dual core smartphone.
The Lumia 820 is supposed to be slightly lower end in terms of hardware with a 4.3-inch display and no Pureview camera on board. So expectedly, Nokia will target both the devices in different segments. What stood out about both the devices are the catchy color combinations. We previously saw 4-5 colors in the Lumia range, but this seems to bring a different set of colors altogether to the mix.
If previous rumors are something to go by, the Nokia Windows Phone with the Pureview camera could sport a 21MP camera sensor which while not as intimidating as the Pureview 808, should still manage to perform better than your regular point and shoot camera. Looking at the alleged press shots of these upcoming smartphones, it seems like Nokia has retained most of the design pointers from the original Lumia (or shall we say the N9). As appealing as all this might sound, we advise you to take it with a pinch of salt. We’ll certainly know more this coming Wednesday. What do you think about these two WP8 smartphones?