Nokia Lumia 920 specs: wireless charging, 4.5” HD screen, 32GB of memory, PureView camera with… 8 mpx sensor
Some things we learn about Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 – the two phones that should be announced on Wednesday – sound great. Others not so much.
But let’s start with the cool stuff.
Nokia Lumia 920 and (most likely) its cheaper sibling – 820 – will come with inductive wireless charging support. It will be compatible Qi wireless power standard and should support third party wireless charging solutions.
Other Lumia 920 specs include 32GB of built-in memory, 4.5” HD display, 1.5 GHz CPU and 1GB of RAM.
And now – to the worrying stuff.
The rumor has it, Nokia 920 will have a PureView technology inside, but will only come with 8 megapixel sensor. The PureView name we came to associate with huge 41mpx sensor on Nokia 808, lossless digital zoom and über high quality oversampled photos, will apply only to some advancements in image stabilization and camera software on Lumia 920.
We’ll have to wait and see how Nokia spins this, but today it sounds like an extremely bad idea. Almost as bad as announcing new WP8 devices on Wednesday and shipping them only in 9 weeks.
The new Lumia 920 will still probably take the best pictures among smartphones, with, maybe, only iPhone 5 coming close. But that’s the point. 8 megapixel PureView smartphone may give a shot for others to release devices that are too close in quality, to seriously dilute the meaning we came to associate with the name. Effectively neutralizing one of the biggest differentiators Nokia could bring to Windows Phone.
I am waiting for Sept. 5th with anticipation. But, damn, Nokia – you are giving me more and more stuff to worry about