Sep 06, 2012 10:12 AM EDT
Nokia, on Wednesday, officially unveiled its new Windows Phone 8 smartphone, the Nokia Lumia 920. The device looks exactly the same as leaked images that came out days before the conference.
Jo Harlow, Senior Vice President of Marketing for Nokia Mobile Phones, spoke about the Lumia 920 and its features. The first thing she touched on was the PureView technology behind the Lumia 920's 8 megapixel camera. As it turns out, PureView is not all about high megapixel count; it is the software behind the tech that truly matters. The device will be able to capture between five and ten times as much light as any other smartphone on the market today. This means that users will be able to take brighter and clearer images without the using flash.
Symbian fans will be happy to know that the Nokia Lumia 920 will come packed with the offline maps feature, along with voice guided turn-by-turn navigation in Nokia Maps. Jo Harlow mentioned something new called City Lens coming to the Lumia 920. With City Lens, users will be able to point their camera at shops and restaurants in their vicinity to see signs overlaying the image on your screen in real-time. If you click on a sign, the app offers the option to call the call the establishment or see what they have inside.
Augmented Reality is also coming to the Nokia Lumia 920 via Nokia Maps. Lift the phone up high and it will show you a real-time overlay of where you should be going.
The Nokia Lumia 920's 4.5-inch display has something Nokia calls PureMotion HD+, which Nokia says is better than HD resolution and has a superfast refresh rate. The glass on the phone is curved, much like the Lumia 800. Nokia has also upgraded ClearBlack, which is now using polarizers to block sunlight.
The device will come packed with a 2000 mAh battery, a Qualcomm S4 dual core processor that is 30% more efficient when compared to quad core processors. Wireless Charging is also onboard; the tech behind this is based on Qi wireless charging standards.
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