Nokia officially unveiled their upcoming Windows Phone flagship, the Lumia 920. Rocking a familiar design and colored polycarbonate shell, the new WP8-based phone sports a 4.5-inch Pure Motion HD+touchscreen with a 720p resolution that curves around the front, and comes powered by a multi-core processor with a dual-core 1.5Ghz Snapdragon S4 chip under the hood.
Past the nice screen up front, the Lumia 920 also comes with a number of other new highlights. It features an NFC chip for wireless data transfers and a payment system (in the future), and built-in wireless inductive charging which will let you juice up the 2,000mAh battery by resting it on its charger (it still supports the ‘old way’ though, and can still be charged via the microUSB port). Based on Qi wireless charging tech, compatible chargers include a Fatboy Charging Pillow, a Charging Plate, and a Wireless Charging Stand. JBL also introduced the PowerUp Wireless Charging Speaker that features Qi charging tech and built-in NFC tech for wireless hookups.
The camera also got a nice upgrade. The Lumia 920 now rocks a PureView-branded snapper at the back. While the camera isn’t as eye-popping as the 41-megapixel shooter on the 808 PureView, the 8-megapixel snapper on this phone can still shoot 1080p videos and features similar Carl Zeiss optics, the “floating lens” hardware-based image stabilization, and low-light performance.
The screen also supports a number of sensitivity modes, including a feature that’ll let you use touch input with gloves or mittens on – a nice touch in cold weather.
Other features includes a Nokia City Lens app that gives you food and shopping info using an augmented reality view, and Nokia Maps that gives you turn-by-turn navigation without needing a live data connection.
The Nokia Lumia 920 will be available in yellow, red, white, gray, and black colors, as well as LTE and HSPA+ variants later this year. No word on pricing and availability info yet.