Nokia have revealed the Nokia Lumia 820 today at their Windows Phone 8 press conference. The mid-tier sibling to the new flagship Lumia 920 also uses the Windows Phone 8 operating system, and looks to punch above its weight with some nifty specs of its own.
Packing a 4.3-inch 800 x 480 ClearBlack OLED display, it’s a flat glass panel as opposed to the curved offering on the Lumia 920. Power and volume buttons sit on the right side of the handset, with a touch-sensitive keys sitting in a strip along the bottom.
Under the hood you’ll find a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, the exact same as the one found in the Lumia 920, alongside 1GB of RAM.
Though sharing a mega-pixel count of 8 in the camera stakes, the Nokia Lumia 820 does not get the superior PureView technology found in the Lumia 920. It does however bag itself Carl Zeiss optics, auto-focus capabilities, a dual LED flash and a wide aperture, which should still deliver some tidy smartphone shots.
Packing just 8GB of onboard storage, the handset offers a microSD slot for expanding its capacity, as well as a removable battery of the 1650mAh variety, if you need to hot-swap your power supply in a pinch.
Yellow, red, blue, purple, white, grey and black casing shells are available for the Nokia Lumia 820, while a series of specially designed cases that allow for wireless charging of the phone are also available.
No word on pricing yet, but Nokia CEO Stephen Elop did reveal a Q4 release window for both the Lumia 820 and Lumia 920. We’d expect that to be some time soon after Windows 8’s official 26 October release date.
By Gerald Lynch | September 5th, 2012