Nokia Launches The Lumia 920 and 820 In India; Lumia 620 Coming Soon!

Today, at an event in New Delhi, Nokia unveiled its new range of Lumia smartphones running on Windows Phone 8. Sitting at the top of their WP8 Lumia range is the Lumia 920. The handset that was unveiled nearly 3 months ago is finally hitting the Indian shores.

The Lumia 920 sports a 4.5-inch ClearBlack Display with 768p+ resolution Puremotion HD+ display. Internally, the handset is powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon Krait processor, Adreno 225 GPU, 1GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The highlight of the Lumia 920 is, however, its 8.7MP PureView camera at the back. It is the first smartphone to feature Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) and a floating lens technology, which helps in reducing the visible shake while taking videos. It also immensely helps in low-light photography by allowing a long shutter time, thus allowing more light to be captured.

Other features of Lumia 920 include wireless charging, NFC, GPS with A-GPS, Nokia Drive with free turn-by-turn navigation, and the usual bunch of sensors and connectivity options.

The Lumia 920 is accompanied by its smaller brother – the Lumia 820. The 820 sports a 4.3-inch WVGA AMOLED display with ClearBlack Display technology, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot and the same 1.5GHz dual-core Krait and Adreno 225 GPU as found inside the 920. The 820 does not sport a PureView branded camera, but instead comes with an 8MP Carl Zeiss lens aided by dual-LED flash.

Completing Nokia’s WP8 portfolio in India is the Lumia 620 – a budget oriented Windows Phone 8 handset. The handset sports a 3.8-inch TFT ClearBlack Display with WVGA resolution, 1GHz dual-core processor, 512MB of RAM, 8GB of free storage space, a microSD card slot, a 5MP camera at its back and the usual sensors and connectivity options.

The Lumia 920 will be available in a bunch of bold colors including yellow and white for Rs 38,199 beginning from January 11th. The Lumia 820, that also comes with interchangeable back covers, will officially set its buyers back by Rs. 27,599.

Sadly, Nokia did not announce the pricing of the Lumia 620, but it did say that the handset will be priced between the Lumia 510 and Lumia 710, which makes it a fairly tempting device. The handset is expected to be launched in India in the 1st week of February.

Nokia Lumia 820 Unveiled — 4.3-inch CBD Display, 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4, 8MP Carl Zeiss and WP8

Along with the Lumia 920, Nokia also announced a mid-range Lumia handset for the masses running Windows Phone 8 — the Lumia 820. The Lumia 820 comes with a 4.3-inch ClearBlack AMOLED display with WVGA (800×480) resolution. Like the display on the Lumia 920, the AMOLED display on the Lumia 820 also packs in sunlight readability enhancements with a high brightness mode.

Even though the Lumia 820 sports similar design to the Lumia 920, it does not come with unibody construction. This, however, allows the handset to feature exchangeable back covers that also allow adding missing features like wireless charging.

Internally, the Lumia 820 packs in the same internals as the 920, which includes a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, 1GB of RAM, and an Adreno 225 GPU. Other specs of the handset include 8GB of internal memory, a microSD card slot, Wi-Fi b/g/n. GPS with A-GPS, a front-facing VGA camera, and an 8MP camera with Carl Zeiss optics aided by dual-LED flash but without the Pure View technology. The handset is also capable of recording videos at Full HD (1080p) resolution at 30FPS. The 1650mAh battery inside the Lumia 820 should hopefully be sufficient enough to make sure the handset lasts a full day on a single charge.

The Qualcomm baseband allows the Lumia 820 to support pentaband LTE. Sadly, the Lumia 820 will only be available sometime in Q4 of this year, at a yet to be announced price, in a bunch of colors including red, yellow, grey, cyan, purple, white and black.

Both the Lumia handsets will also come with some exclusive apps including Angry Birds Roost from Rovio.