Nokia has been going through a bad time lately. It’s having a financial nightmare as sales of Nokia Lumia devices took a nosedive after Microsoft’s announcement that Windows Phone 7.5 devices won’t be upgraded to the next-gen mobile operating system from Microsoft, the Windows Phone 8. The reason is because with Windows Phone 8, Microsoft will be moving on from Windows CE architecture to Windows NT kernel and will have many of its components taken from Windows 8, thus allowing applications to be easily ported between the two platforms. Nokia’s nightmare is about to end because it’ll be soon launching Nokia Lumia 820 and Lumia 920 Windows Phone 8 smartphones.
The Finnish phone maker is all geared to showcase its first Windows 8 based smartphone on Wednesday at an event hosted by Microsoft and Nokia in New York. The device that is going to be announced tomorrow is the Nokia Lumia 820. Nokia is also said to be launching the Lumia 920 device under the iconic PureView brand, however, it won’t be boasting that 41 megapixel camera from the PureView 808, instead of which it will come with an 8 megapixel camera, which is pretty sad because we had high hopes from a PureView device.
Apart from the fact that Lumia 820 is a Windows Phone 8 device, which is already interesting enough, the device will also get some cool wireless charging accessories. Yes, the new smartphone from Nokia will be indeed capable of charging wirelessly. Now that’s not something innovative because such technology has been present in Chinese electric trimmers for ages. The newly leaked red wireless charging pads from @evleaks are suspected to be optional accessories. According to The Verge, customers will be required to buy an additional cover in order to enable the wireless charging functionality, which also means that Lumia 820 users will be able to change the rear covers of the device like Lumia 710s. The wireless chargers seem to come in the same glossy paint coating as the Lumia’s polycarbonate shell.
The pad is connected via a single wire. If Nokia’s wireless charging solution is compatible with the Qi industry standard for charging wirelessly, its devices will be compatible with a lot of wireless charging docks from tons of 3rd party manufacturers out there.
Design wise, these new Lumia devices will continue to be encased in the unibody polycarbonate shell that is found on Lumia 800 and Lumia 900 smartphones. Talking of specs, the Lumia 920 will be featuring a 4.5 inch HD display with 32GB of onboard storage and 1 gig of RAM. The show will be run by a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor.
Like the elder brother, even Lumia 820 will be powered by a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor along with 1 gig RAM but with 8 gig of built-in storage, however, the device will be getting a smaller 4.3 inch display. A microSD slot will be present to fulfill additional storage requirements.
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