The price in India for the Nokia Lumia 920 has been made official, as the phone finally got a proper launch at an event in Mumbai today. The last time Nokia India sent out invites, we were expecting the device’s release, only to be let down by a PR mix-up. On the upside, the device brings in the much awaited Windows Phone 8 OS, but those who simply can’t wait for the new platform will be disappointed to know the phone isn’t available just yet.
The Lumia 920 has a 4.5-inch capacitive touch-screen display with PureMotion HD+ and IPS technology that offers users visuals at a 1280 x 768p resolution. An 8.7MP primary camera makes its way onto the phone’s back panel with auto focus and a dual LED flash as well as the Finnish OEM’s advanced floating lens technology, while a 1.2MP secondary camera consoles the front panel with its 720p video recording capabilities.
The phone gives users a taste of quick operation with its 1.5GHz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor. This is backed up by 1GB of RAM and 32GB of inbuilt storage, although no expansion slot has been provided. A 2000mAh capacity battery makes its way into the smartphone’s innards, bringing along standby time of 460 hours, while talk time stands at 18.6 hours on 2G and 10.8 hours on 3G.
With the WP8 device, users will have a few great connectivity options at their fingertips. First off, there is Qi wireless charging which is made possible due to the technology built into the high-end handset. Another is NFC technology which allows pairing of Bluetooth devices such as handsets and speakers with a simple tap, eliminating any unnecessary hassle that might otherwise crop up. There’s also GPS and Wi-Fi.
The Nokia Lumia 920 has been slapped with a release date of January 11, 2013 in India and a hefty tag of Rs. 38,199. It will come in color choices including yellow, red, white and black. The company has also launched the 820 and 620 in the country, the latter of which is scheduled to arrive sometime in February (later than it was initially supposed to) with pricing to be announced at a later time.
Platform: Windows Phone 8
Display: 4.5-inch capacitive multi-touch PureMotion HD+ IPS screen
Screen resolution: 1280 x 768 pixels
Main camera: 8.7MP with dual LED flash and auto focus
Secondary camera: 1.2MP
Internal memory: 32GB
Processor: 1.5GHz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 CPU
Connectivity: Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi, NFC capable, Qi wireless charging, A-GPS with GLONASS
Dimensions: 130.3mm x 70.8mm x 10.7mm
Weight: 185 grams
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