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Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 WP8 handset pictures leaked?

by Mark Tyson on 3 September 2012, 13:15

Tags: Windows Phone, Nokia (NYSE:NOK)

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Images of two upcoming Windows Phone 8 smartphones made by Nokia have been leaked onto the internet via Twitter. EVleaks posted pictures of the Nokia Lumia 920 with PureView and the Nokia Lumia 820 upon its Twitter page. Nokia and Microsoft have a big event lined up in New York in two days time at which new Nokia smart connected devices sporting WP8 are expected to be unveiled.

Nokia Lumia 820

The two new handsets are pictured in Nokia & Modern UI signature eye-catching strong colours; the Lumia 820 is actually shown in seven colour options. Whether or not you like these strong colours is a matter of taste but there is a pretty good choice of more sober colours such as white, black and grey for the 820 and grey for the 920, as far as we can see at this time. There are very little other details revealed about these handsets other than the screen sizes which are as follows;

  • Nokia Lumia 820: 4.3-inch diagonal
  • Nokia Lumia 920: 4.5-inch diagonal

A little more information about the Lumia 820 was revealed via Chinese website late last week. More pictures of the white Lumia 820 in user hands were published and, even though it runs WP8, the poster upon that site asserts that it is equipped with just 335MB of RAM. Also the screen is estimated to be 800x480 pixels like the old WP Mango device standard.

Nokia Lumia 820 in hand

PureView has been on a diet

The big news about the Nokia Lumia 920 is that the Twitter leak refers to it as the “Nokia Lumia 920 with PureView. PureView is a very high resolution mobile camera sensor only currently available on a Nokia Symbian smartphone the Nokia 808 PureView. One thing people didn’t like about the 808 was the old fashioned design and noticeable camera bulge. Looking at these shots of the Lumia 920, if they are authentic, it looks like Nokia has been able to shoehorn the PureView sensor into a very svelte new form.

Nokia Lumia 920

Nokia Lumia Glory

While we are on the subject of Windows Phone, a report on The Verge yesterday said Nokia is prepping a new entry-level device with a 4-inch screen, 800MHz CPU and 256MB RAM, codenamed “Glory”. The unusual aspect of this phone is that with will be a successor to the Nokia Lumia 610 and will come with Windows Phone 7.8 pre-installed. The present Lumia 610, currently available for £79 SIM free at ASDA, will also be able to update to WP7.8 so I don’t know why it needs replacing by “Glory” at that end of the market.

I hope that there are some things left for Nokia and Microsoft to surprise us with on Wednesday! Personally I’d like to see a WP8 competitor to the Samsung Galaxy Note phablet.

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I saw these doing the rounds at the weekend, sparked a whole lot of speculation over “PureView” that really nice photo system that Nokia put on the 808, namely, will it be included.

Because its suspected to be an S4, lots of people are saying no, as they only support signal processing up to 20megapixels or there about.
I saw these doing the rounds at the weekend, sparked a whole lot of speculation over “PureView” that really nice photo system that Nokia put on the 808, namely, will it be included.

Because its suspected to be an S4, lots of people are saying no, as they only support signal processing up to 20megapixels or there about.

Do you want to know what really is comical? All of this bickering has been going on, with various ridiculously technical explanations of why this can or can't be ‘Pureview’, yet all these muppets have missed the glaringly obvious:

PureView Pro is an imaging technology used in the Nokia 808 PureView device. It is the combination of a 1/1.2" large, very high resolution 41Mpix image sensor with high performance Carl Zeiss optics. The large sensor enables pixel oversampling, which means the combination of many sensor pixels into one image pixel. PureView imaging technology delivers high image quality, lossless zoom, and improved low light performance (see below). It dispenses with the usual scaling/interpolation model of digital zoom used in virtually all smartphones, as well as optical zoom used in most digital cameras, where a series of lens elements moves back and forth to vary the magnification and field of view. In both video and stills, this technique provides greater zoom levels as the output picture size reduces, enabling 4x zoom in full HD 1080p video, 6x lossless zoom for 720p HD, and 12x zoom for nHD (640x360) video.

The 808's system is specifically referred to as ‘Pureview Pro’. Nokia refer to it in this way too. No mention was ever made of Pureview Pro on this Lumia, only Pureview. The 808's specification has little to do with the imaging system on this Lumia. One could presume that it will be seeing a version of Pureview designed specifically for normal, high-end smartphones.

TBH, a WP version of the 808 would be mahoosive and eye-wateringly expensive anyway, so it's probably for the best. The 808 was big and expensive enough with it's (relatively) small battery and mid-range specs. Bring it up to WP8 spec, add on the license fee and I doubt we'd be looking at an attractive handset.
I doubt they are using the same sensor and/or lens as the 808 but I wouldn't rule it out, hard to tell how big the lens is from the pi. Looks like there is no xenon flash, hmm.
Could be a good 'un though.
I like - I like very much indeed, (apart from the tiny memory). Colours are a bit vivid - especially the yellow one - but I'm sure there's a lot of folks out there that would “dare to be different”.

If they don't iPhone-price it, and WP8 isn't the bloated, slothful monster that some have suggested, then this could do very well indeed. Might even persuade me to give up my S3 next year - especially if there's a Pureview implementation, and they're available SIM-free.

Although if these are the genuine new Lumia's, then they're going to make that Samsung Ativ shown last week look like a barely designed piece of c**p. ;)
They'll be available sim free, thats a given, no network would lock in with MS/Nokia right now.

Currently they haven't been iPhone priced at all, I mean the 610 is easily the best mobile phone under £100, and its only £70. Lumia 800 is £240 and the 900 is a total waste of time ;) (Sorry but same guts as an 800 in a larger package, shows how bad the screen resolution is)….

as mentioned, if this is a 20megapixel pure view, it will be very interesting to see. Oh whats that T-Mobile? My contract is up for renewal in October?

Also it will match his skin tone.