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Nokia Lumia 820 is announced with 4.3-inch screen, Snapdragon S4, interchangeable shells

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Nokia Lumia 820 is announced with 4.3-inch screen, Snapdragon S4, interchangeable shells
Just as we expected, the Nokia Lumia 820 was announced officially today during the press conference held together by Microsoft and the Finnish company. The smartphone is situated in the mid-range class, a notch below the Nokia Lumia 920, yet promises a Windows Phone 8 experience identical to what a high-end device is expected to deliver.

First thing you'll notice about the Nokia Lumia 820 is its colorful outfit and the unibody look of its construction. The smartphone will be available with red, yellow, grey, cyan, purple, white and black interchangeable shells, some of which allow the device to be charged wirelessly. The next thing that grabs the audience's attention is the 4.3-inch display enhanced with ClearBlack technology allowing identical outdoor readability to that of the Lumia 920's screen. Its resolution is 480 by 800 pixels, which is a bit underwhelming, yet still acceptable for a mid-range device. Moreover, the screen supports Super Sensitive touch technology, meaning that using some of the smartphone's features is possible even if the user is wearing gloves.

Underneath the hood of the Nokia Lumia 820 runs a dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor clocked at 1.5GHz paired with 1GB of RAM, which leads us to believe that performance won't be an issue with the smartphone, especially knowing how smoothly Windows Phone runs even on less capable hardware. There is an 8-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics and dual LED flash on the smartphone's back, yet features like optical image stabilization and other PureView enhancements have been left out. Oh well, at least 1080p video can be captured at 30 frames per second. On the device's front resides a VGA camera for video chats and the occasional self-portrait.

Other notable features include the 1,650mAh battery and 8GB on-board storage, which can be expanded using a microSD memory card, and an additional 7GB of free SkyDrive storage are available out of the box. In case you are wondering, the smartphone will be available in both LTE and HSPA+ variants. Pricing and availability are to be announced.

source: Nokia

Nokia Lumia 820 is announced with 4.3-inch screen, Snapdragon S4, interchangeable shells
Nokia Lumia 820 is announced with 4.3-inch screen, Snapdragon S4, interchangeable shells
Nokia Lumia 820 is announced with 4.3-inch screen, Snapdragon S4, interchangeable shells

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posted on 05 Sep 2012, 10:27 11

1. Osman (Posts: 43; Member since: 07 May 2012)


Nokia Take my money!

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 10:29 3

2. smallworld (Posts: 438; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


Hate saying this but it looks like a mix of an HTC and an iphone...

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 10:34 1

5. jasongohjr (Posts: 75; Member since: 26 Sep 2011)


The back of the phone really reminds me of the HTC hd7...

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 10:34 5

3. ABDULGHAFOOR (Posts: 80; Member since: 04 May 2012)


NOKIA now am in LOVE with U

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 10:34 3

4. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3012; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


S4, eh? And 1 GB ram...cool! But the resolution is a TOTAL letdown!
Anyway, i'll try getting my hands on this one, only if the price is fair.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 10:34

6. dr_fajardo12 (Posts: 107; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)


nokia: give me all ur money and ur car
me: mmm i dont know, 8 MP pureview ....
nokia: im the one who created that, if i tell u that would be still awesome itll be
me: take my money but i would keep my car

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 10:36

7. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 703; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


Nokia dead already

these two flagship cant beat Ativ S

nokia was drowning slowly and now fastly

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 10:42 4

8. redmd (Posts: 895; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


But if priced just right, they might have a winner.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 10:51

10. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 703; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


but i was xcited about Nokia tablet ... but now nokia is no more

Time is in favor of sammy

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 11:01

12. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 703; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


come on nokia fans accept this truth

these two cells may be sold 10-20 millions but nokia cant beat Sammy

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 11:37

15. haseebzahid (Posts: 1831; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


u mean in android or WP* format cuz nokia has distinction here with 2 price phones while samsung only have one to make cash out of which will be high price tag not every one and most cant get premium phone 820 is good option and infact it might sell more then both top end phones who knows

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 11:35 2

14. haseebzahid (Posts: 1831; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


haha man u have no idea QUALITY is now what matters between ATIV S and LUMIA

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 10:45 2

9. ravi5695 (Posts: 46; Member since: 11 Feb 2011)


nokia is going to rockk now...
WP8 is the future OS king...!!!

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 10:52 2

11. sadaivadai (Posts: 156; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


A winner if its 400$ contract free ...

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 11:21 1

13. lumialove (Posts: 75; Member since: 16 May 2012)


WoW!!!! Optical image stabilization...i,e..i can now shoot photos on moving train or bus without fearing how the result will be. When it's going to be available in India.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 11:38 1

16. haseebzahid (Posts: 1831; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


also no need to hold breath while taking pics :P

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 12:15 1

17. Cyan3boN (Posts: 425; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


ooh must buy

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 12:43 1

18. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5618; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


i like the look of the 820 better than the 920. o:

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 22:38

19. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


i just love this phone... but why nokia only announce 2 windows phone? should be atleast 3 plus a tablet!!! but nokia world is a 2-day even sept 5-6 right? what will be on the 6th some featurephones?

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 03:27

20. Mohamed_Abdulkareem (Posts: 42; Member since: 15 May 2012)


Fan boys of sammy and others: u don't ever know what QUALITY of nokia products means cuz u already upset with name of NOKIA. come on NOKIA this is the beginning and we shall wait for more nice phones.

posted on 08 Sep 2012, 21:20

21. bikingpadres (Posts: 20; Member since: 19 Jan 2012)


These new Nokia windows phones probably will be just like last year. You will have the Lumia 920 go on AT&T while T-Mobile will get the Lumia 820. The only the surprise will be whether Verizon and more unlikely Sprint will get any of these models.

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