Nokia Lumia 920, 820 update introduced for US, Canada

Nokia Lumia 920 820

The Nokia Lumia 920 and the Lumia 820 are getting a software update to fix a number of things and add a few enhancements. This update will be initially rolled out only to AT&T customers in the US for both handsets, while it will come to 820 owners in Canada via Rogers.

While a post on the Nokia Conversations blog doesn’t elaborate on each of the enhancements brought by the update, it mentions the areas which have been given a fresh perspective. There will be improvements to messaging and the phones’ Bluetooth connectivity will be made more efficient and hence more reliable.

AT&T 920

The blog post further says that improvements have been added to encompass camera performance and power management. It will also bring other platform updates in addition to making the start-up sequence more efficient.

The highlight of the 920 is its 4.5-inch Puremotion HD+ display and the 32GB of memory it has on board. The sad part is that this cannot be expanded further, although 7GB of SkyDrive space has been provided. The 820 on the other hand has a 4.3-inch ClearBlack display and a considerably shrunken resolution. Both support Qi wireless charging.

820 UK

The update for the Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 will make its way over to other carriers and markets. Apparently Nokia is working with Microsoft and operator partners to bring software updates to the Lumia family of smartphones and plans to do so by February 2013.

Lumia 920 specifications:

    Windows Phone 8 OS
    4.5-inch capacitive multi-touch IPS Puremotion HD+ display
    Corning Gorilla Glass
    1280 x 768p screen resolution, 332ppi pixel density
    8.7MP primary camera with auto focus, dual LED flash
    1.2MP secondary snapper with 720p HD video
    1.5GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor
    1GB of RAM
    32GB of internal memory, no external memory support
    Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi, NFC support, Qi wireless charging
    2000mAh battery
    130.3mm x 70.8mm x 10.7mm in dimensions
    185g in weight

Lumia 820 specs:

    Windows Phone 8 OS
    4.3-inch ClearBlack AMOLED capacitive multi-touch display
    800 x 480p screen resolution
    8.0MP primary camera with auto focus, dual LED flash
    VGA front-mounted webcam
    1.5GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor
    1GB of RAM
    8GB of internal memory, expandable up to 64GB via microSD card
    Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, Qi wireless charging, NFC support
    1650mAh battery
    123.8mm x 68.5mm x 9.9mm in dimensions
    Weighs 160 grams