Apple might be announcing the iPhone 5 next week, and Amazon the new Kindles tomorrow, but right now it looks like Nokia just stole the provebial show by announcing the Lumia 920.
As you’ve probably surmised, this is the follow up handset to the Lumia 900. Unlike that handset, this version is Windows 8 compatible, which means it won’t be pissing off thousands upon thousands of people when the new OS finally launches. An 8.7-megapixel camera sound pretty status quo, that is until you consider that they’ve used their Pureview tech, which includes physical optical image stabilization (courtesy of a floating lens), the first in a smartphone. It’s also capable of taking in what Nokia says is “five times” more light than any other smartphone camera on the market, though the proof will be in pudding, and by that we mean when we test it out. Complementing that is a 4.5-inch WXGA IPS LCD screen that uses PureMotion HD+ technology. Again, Nokia is laying claiming to another best in class by stating that it is the “brightest, fastest and most responsive touchscreen on the market” – you can even use it while wearing gloves or control it with a long fingernail.
Other notable features include a 1.5Ghz dual-core Snapdragon processor, 2000mAh battery with Qi wireless charging built-in, full HD video capture, a front facing 1.2MP camera, 1GB of RAM, 32GB of built-in storage (includes 7GB free with Skydrive), and NFC.
Sorry, no word on a price or launch date, but we’ll be sure to keep you posted.