Nokia has finally announced the launch of its new Windows Phone 8 powered devices in India with the introduction of the Lumia 920 and its smaller, less expensive sibling – the Lumia 820. Successors to the critically acclaimed Lumia 900 and the Lumia 800 respectively, these phones like we mentioned, runs the latest version of Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system and packs in a bunch of innovative features. While both these devices have been on sale in the International market for quite some time now, we still do not have sales data pertaining to either.
Nokia however is asserting that the device have been doing extremely well. Nokia claims that the Lumia 920 stock in China for example was exhausted in just 20 minutes after the launch.
The Lumia 920 as you are already aware is the top-of-the-line Windows Phone 8 powered smartphone which boasts of several new features and lots of improvements in the camera department. We had done a detailed piece on the Lumia 920 at the time of its initial launch which talks about various facets of the phone. You might want to check that article here for more dope on the Lumia 920.
In case you are too lazy to do that, here’s a brief lowdown on the specs of the device.
To start with, it features a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Dual Core processor that runs at 1.5 Ghz. That coupled with the Adreno 225 GPU promises top of the line graphics and a butter smooth user experience with the less resource intensive Windows Phone 8 platform. The phone gets 1 GB of RAM and there is 32 GB of onboard memory which unfortunately cannot be expanded further using micro SD cards.
The highlight of the Lumia 920 is its imaging capabilities. The Lumia 920 features an 8 megapixel camera that is capable of capturing some amazing photos. The low light imaging capability of the phone is currently the best in class. The handset also features optical image stabilisation for stable and non jerky videos. You can check out our video recording shootout between the Lumia 920 and the HTC 8X below.
Nokia has priced the Lumia 920 at an astronomical Rs. 38,199 – although we have reports that the device is selling for around 36,000 currently. The price is expected to take a dip in the southern direction in the not too distant future.
Next up is the Lumia 820 – which is an “affordable” alternative to the Lumia 920. This one gets a smaller display and comes sans the improvements to the camera seen on the 920. The processor howevever remains the same. More on the Lumia 820 here.
The Lumia 820 has been sees a launch price of Rs. 27,559 which we hope to come down to less than 25k in the next few weeks.
Alongwith these two, Nokia also showed off its Windows Phone 8 based budget handset – the Lumia 620. This phone is expected to be announced in the second week of February 2013.