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Verizon-exclusive Lumia Icon unveiled as Nokia's new flagship smartphone
Nokia’s latest Windows Phone is now available for pre-order as a Verizon exclusive. Known as the Lumia Icon, the company’s new flagship handset is a sensible departure from the massive display found on the Lumia 1520 and includes a couple of other noteworthy revisions to boot.
It all starts with a smaller 5-inch OLED display with Nokia’s ClearBlack technology that operates at a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 – a combination that provides a pixel density of 441 pixels per inch. The panel boasts up to 500 nits when exposed to bright light and is covered by Gorilla Glass 3. Technology from Synaptics allows the touchscreen to function even when the user is wearing gloves.
Under the hood is a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 clocked at 2.2GHz, 2GB of system memory and 32GB of onboard flash storage. There’s no expandable storage but the phone does ship with 7GB of free OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) cloud storage should you need more space.
Other features include 4G LTE connectivity, a 2,420mAh battery, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and wireless charging but above all else, the smartphone’s rear PureView camera may be the deciding factor for many buyers. The Icon features a 20-megapixel sensor with optical stabilization, an f/2.4 Zeiss lens and two LED flashes. Four microphones are said to capture top-quality audio when recording 1080p videos at 30 frames per second.
Verizon is now accepting pre-orders for the handset in white and black which will launch on February 20. Expect to pay $200 with a two-year service agreement.
The Nokia Lumia 1020 is the first smartphone featuring a 41 MegaPixels rear camera and 2-MP front-facing camera with a wide-angle lens. The Lumia 1020 is powered by a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus processor paired with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, along with a 4.5-inch 720p Super AMOLED touchscreen. Last but not least, you get WiFi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth, and GPS.
The Lumia 1520 is the first 6-inch device from Nokia. It comes loaded with the latest version of Windows Phone, Update 3, which adds a third row of Live Tiles to the Start screen. There's also a 20-MP PureView camera with image stabilization and oversampling technology. The Lumia 1520 is powered by a Snapdragon 800 2.2 GHz quad-core CPU, Adreno 330 GPU, 2 GB of RAM, 3,400 mAh battery with wireless charging, 32 GB of storage and a microSD card slot.
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 928 is powered by an 1.5GHz dual-core Krait processor, 1GB of RAM, 32GB of storage and a 2,000mAh battery running Windows Phone 8. The screen is 4.5″ in diagonal with 768 x 1,280 pixels resolution. Last but not least, The Lumia 928 sports Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC.
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