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Nokia will unveil its next Windows Phone 8 flagship handset and a mid-range model at a joint press event with Microsoft on September 5, according to inside sources speaking to The Verge.
The Finnish phone maker’s new range-topping Lumia 920 will reportedly offer an impressive feature lineup, including wireless charging, a dual core 1.5GHz processor with 1GB RAM, 32GB onboard storage, and a 4.5-inch HD display all wrapped in the same Unibody style design as its predecessor. The phone will come in multiple colors similar to the current Lumia range, as depicted in leaked photos last week.
Speaking of the wireless charging specifically, the sources say it will use the Qi wireless power standard and will therefore be compatible with other wireless charging products. The feature makes charging as simple as placing the handset on top of the charging surface (pictured below).
Previous rumors suggested the Lumia 920 might include the 42-megapixel camera found on the 808 PureView handset, but apparently that won't be the case. While it will receive the “PureView” branding, it will apparently use an 8-megapixel version, with improved stabilization and software. Above the display on the front will be a 1.3-megapixel front facing camera for video calling.
Nokia is expected to share more details about the 4.3-inch touchscreen mid-range Lumia 820 during the special event on Wednesday, as well as revealing the full specifications of both devices. It’s unclear if we’ll just see the Lumia 820 and 920, or whether we’ll see more models announced come September 5.
The Nokia Lumia 710 has a 3.7-inch, WVGA (480 x 800 pixel) display. It sports a 5 megapixel camera and LED flash, and a loud and clear external speaker. Like most Windows Phone 7.5 devices, the Lumia 710 does not support microSD cards. The Nokia Lumia 710 is powered with a 1.4GHz Qualcomm processor and 512MB of RAM. The Windows Phone interface gets out of your way easily, and apps are quick to open more often than not.
The Nokia Lumia 800 measures a fairly compact 116.8mm x 61.2mm x 12.1mm (4.6in x 2.4in x .5in), it features 16GB of internal storage, but lacks a microSD memory card slot. The Nokia Lumia 800 runs on a single-core processor (1.4GHz). The Lumia 800 is capable of HSPA 14.4 3G data connections on the 900, 1900, and 2100MHz bands and also features Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support.
The Nokia Lumia 900 is 11.4mm thickness and weight 159g, in the front you can find the 4.3-inch ClearBlack AMOLED display and in the back the 8 megapixel camera and its LED flash. Since there are no seams or doors there is no way to access the 1830mAh battery or increase the phone's 16GB internal storage with a microSD card.
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