Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in

Nokia's Lumia 920, 820 to Feature Wireless Charging

By - Source: The Verge | B 27 comments

It's never too late for leaked photos.

Nokia and Microsoft have a Windows Phone event scheduled for tomorrow and the Finnish company is expected to introduce its Windows Phone 8 offerings to the world. However, it seems a little leak has provided us with some information on Nokia's upcoming handsets prior to tomorrow's unveiling.

The Verge cites several sources that say the Nokia Lumia 920 will be the company's new flagship Windows Phone. Not only that, but the device will apparently come with wireless charging as well as a 4.5-inch display, a 1.5GHz processor (dual core), 1GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage. The phone will also feature one of Nokia's PureView camera, though it will be an 8-megapixel sensor, as opposed to the 41-megapixel sensor we saw in the 808 PureView earlier this year. Not to get left behind, the Lumia 820 also includes wireless charging. The image below shows the wireless charging aspect of the Lumia 920.

As far as aesthetics are concerned, the design is in keeping with that signature Lumia look that we know so well. What we don't know is how much these phones will cost and what networks they'll be available through when they launch. You'll have to sit tight and wait until tomorrow for that information.

*Images via @evleaks on Twitter

Follow @JaneMcEntegart on Twitter.                     

Contact Us for News Tips, Corrections and Feedback

Discuss
Ask a Category Expert

Create a new thread in the News comments forum about this subject

Example: Notebook, Android, SSD hard drive

This thread is closed for comments
Top Comments
  • 12 Hide
    innocent bystander , September 4, 2012 4:44 PM
    Quote:
    So just 8 MP? :-/

    I was expecting something along 13 MP.


    It's a phone. Why would you pack a 13MP sensor with crappy phone camera optics? At these resolutions (pretty much 6MP+ it all comes down to the optics. Everything else is just marketing gimmicks.

    IB
Other Comments
  • 8 Hide
    frank_drebin , September 4, 2012 4:02 PM
    This looks pretty good. Hopefully it will not be glitchy
  • 7 Hide
    friskiest , September 4, 2012 4:07 PM
    I don't know,. but I always see these phones as something snatched from the future,. the look, design and feel is so different from the other phones.
  • Display all 27 comments.
  • 7 Hide
    CaedenV , September 4, 2012 4:15 PM
    Sign me up for an 820 please :D  I think I am finally ready to jump into the smartphone market!
  • -7 Hide
    lamorpa , September 4, 2012 4:31 PM
    OMG. With wireless charging, I'll save 3 to 4 seconds per day!!
  • -4 Hide
    darkrydr3 , September 4, 2012 4:38 PM
    Switching back from Windows Phone to Android because the marketplace is so scarce...
    Hopefully they will have more apps withing the next few years because I really liked the way the OS runs
  • -5 Hide
    Vorador2 , September 4, 2012 4:41 PM
    So just 8 MP? :-/

    I was expecting something along 13 MP. Specially since it's using the brand PureView. After releasing a sweet 41 MP sensor, a 8 MP feels.... lacking.

    Anything else sounds quite good.
  • 12 Hide
    innocent bystander , September 4, 2012 4:44 PM
    Quote:
    So just 8 MP? :-/

    I was expecting something along 13 MP.


    It's a phone. Why would you pack a 13MP sensor with crappy phone camera optics? At these resolutions (pretty much 6MP+ it all comes down to the optics. Everything else is just marketing gimmicks.

    IB
  • 2 Hide
    hannibal , September 4, 2012 4:48 PM
    Hmmm... seems to be that they wanted to keep their first phones guite thin. I supose we will see better cameras in thicker phones... When you examine 808 you can easily see that good optics takes a lot of space.
  • 8 Hide
    Bloob , September 4, 2012 4:50 PM
    Vorador2So just 8 MP? :-/I was expecting something along 13 MP. Specially since it's using the brand PureView. After releasing a sweet 41 MP sensor, a 8 MP feels.... lacking.Anything else sounds quite good.

    Should wait until tomorrow to get the actual specs instead of rumors. Many thought the 41Mpx was ridiculous, Nokia proved them wrong, who knows what they'll do this time.
  • 3 Hide
    Old_Fogie_Late_Bloomer , September 4, 2012 5:08 PM
    lamorpaAre there any new job openings over there at Nokia, where you work?

    I lol'd at this, but seriously, you gotta admit no-one is going to mistake one of these for a Galaxy S-whatever or an iPhone. "Something snatched from the future" did seem a little hyperbolic, though.
  • 1 Hide
    classzero , September 4, 2012 5:25 PM
    Can I get one in black?
  • 1 Hide
    g00fysmiley , September 4, 2012 7:34 PM
    I am surprised more devices do not have wireless charging, heck my palm pre had it and it is over 4 years old now. it is pretty useful, i had a touchstone in my car, home and work and it just held in place and charged grab and go, set back on the base for speaker phone, was pretty cool
  • 0 Hide
    back_by_demand , September 4, 2012 7:48 PM
    friskiestI don't know,. but I always see these phones as something snatched from the future,. the look, design and feel is so different from the other phones.

    I think that's the point, if you put things that are obviously copied from other phones like, yknow, rounded corners, you get a billion dollar fine
  • 6 Hide
    back_by_demand , September 4, 2012 7:52 PM
    innocent bystanderIt's a phone. Why would you pack a 13MP sensor with crappy phone camera optics?

    You do realise the Nokia have had the best phone optics for years, Carl Zeiss lenses?
  • 0 Hide
    CaedenV , September 4, 2012 8:58 PM
    back_by_demandYou do realise the Nokia have had the best phone optics for years, Carl Zeiss lenses?

    Indeed, my old Nokia brick phone that I loved for years and years had a beautiful Carl Zeiss lens... which I never used once. I understand that smartphones are a touch more multimedia friendly than phones from the early 2000's, but still; if the camera on the phone is your make-or-break point in your purchasing decision, then you perhaps have some priorities that are a little off kilter.
    At any rate, I am not knocking camera phones. The point is that I loved my old Nokia because it made great phone calls, and had reception EVERYWHERE. The fact that it had a great camera (for its day at any rate) was not something that was of large consideration then, and while I will get more use out of one with my next phone, it will not be a breaking point if the camera is not 'perfect', or xxMP, or have some brand of camera tech. It just has to take a picture, and be passable enough to share on FB so that family can see my son from time to time.
  • 2 Hide
    lamorpa , September 4, 2012 9:00 PM
    Old_Fogie_Late_BloomerI lol'd at this, but seriously, you gotta admit no-one is going to mistake one of these for a Galaxy S-whatever or an iPhone. "Something snatched from the future" did seem a little hyperbolic, though.

    True. At least it's not another cookie cutter black slab (not that that makes any difference to me - I just look at the screen)
  • 1 Hide
    vkg1 , September 4, 2012 9:55 PM
    I have to say that this looks like far and away the most compelling phone I have seen in ages. I'm sick to death of cheap plastic iPhone clones.
  • 3 Hide
    back_by_demand , September 4, 2012 9:57 PM
    caedenvif the camera on the phone is your make-or-break point in your purchasing decision, then you perhaps have some priorities that are a little off kilter

    That is true, but what really annoys people is when they do have to take a picture, they want it to be the best image quality possible and taking an otherwise good standard of MP rating and image enhancement software then pairing it with the crappiest optics is just rude. All phone makers should take note, OK Carl Zeiss has an exclusivity agreement with Nokia but what the hell is stopping Samsung, Motorola or Apple from having a chat with the people from Sigma, Canon or Nikon? C'mon guys, it's not rocket science.
  • 3 Hide
    altriss , September 5, 2012 12:35 AM
    lamorpaOMG. With wireless charging, I'll save 3 to 4 seconds per day!!

    and spare you the pain of broken connector! it's a very must from my point of view. Since the palm in 2008-2009 I was wonderring why no one tried again wireless charging?
    Now I'm happy!!
    Go nokia go!
Display more comments