Preview: Nokia Lumia 920

Preview: Nokia Lumia 920

The Nokia Lumia 920 is one of the first phones to run the latest version of Microsoft's mobile operating system, Windows Phone 8

The Nokia Lumia 920 is one of the first phones to run the latest version of Microsoft's mobile operating system, Windows Phone 8.

The Nokia Lumia 920 has a large 4.5in IPS touchscreen with a resolution of 1280 x 768. A unique feature is the fact that the Lumia 920's touchscreen can be used even if you're wearing gloves.

Nokia cites the use of PureMotion HD+ technology on the Lumia 920's screen. This refreshes pixels faster than many other LCD panels. Nokia also claims that the Lumia 920 has one of the brightest displays of any smartphone on the market. It will automatically adjust the colour tone and brightness depending on ambient light.

The Nokia Lumia 920 has a "PureView" camera but this isn't the same 41-megapixel sensor seen on the 808 PureView smartphone. Instead, the 8.7-megapixel camera on the Lumia 920 has a "floating lens" which enables optical image stabilisation. Nokia promises this will improve photos in low-light and minimise out of focus photos and shaky, unstable video recordings.

The Nokia Lumia 920 follows a similar design trend seen on the company's previous Lumia phones like the Lumia 900 and the Lumia 800. It's constructed from a single piece polycarbonate plastic which is coloured all the way through in the manufacturing process.

The Lumia 920 is 10.7mm thick and weighs 185g, so it's far from the thinnest or lightest smartphone on the market. The Lumia 920 will be available in yellow, red, white, grey, and black colour variants.

The Lumia 920 is powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, has 1GB of RAM and comes with 32GB of internal memory. There's no memory card slot, so users won't be able to physically add to that 32GB of storage.

NFC connectivity remains and allows a range of accessories to be paired with the phone simply by tapping the two devices together. There's also 4G connectivity, too, and the 1800MHz LTE band used by the 4G networks of Telstra and Optus is listed among the specifications.

The Lumia 920 includes built-in wireless charging using the Qi wireless power standard. There will be a range of charging accessories available including a wireless charging plate, a charging pillow, a charging stand and a wireless charging speaker by JBL.

There's no news from Nokia regarding local availability and pricing but the Lumia 920 is expected to land Down Under in the coming months.

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