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Nokia Lumia 820 officially launched


Nokia Lumia 820
Nokia Lumia 820

Nokia has made official the second of its two new Windows Phone 8 handsets. Following on from the flagship Nokia Lumia 920, it has also unveiled the Nokia Lumia 820.

The Lumia 820 is a smaller, more budget option. As such is has a smaller a 4.3in, 480 x 800 pixel Amoled screen, drops the optical image stabilisation of the Lumia 920's camera, and has a less premium build with a normal flat screen and non-unibody chassis.

It will come with interchangeable backs, available in seven colours - black, grey, white, purple, blue red and yellow, and have a microSD slot for expanding storage.

Other specs include a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB of inbuilt memory, and the camera will shoot at 8MP with 1080p video.

Like the Lumia 920 the 820 will run the latest Windows Phone 8 software, which includes new Nokia mapping features and clever new camera lens apps, which let other apps tap into the normal camera interface.

Exact availability dates and prices haven't yet been confirmed but both the Nokia Lumia 820 and Lumia 920 will be arriving before the end of the year.

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September 6, 2012, 2:20 pm

It might just be me, but somehow I like the design of the Lumia 820 better than the 920. Also, swappable SD cards do sound much more compelling than 32gb onboard and 7GB cloud storage. Also, what puts me off the 920 is one of its USPs, i.e. the "little motors" that cater to its image stabilisation features. I've been educated to believe that the less motors a gadget has, the less can go wrong. The lens design of the higher end Lumia just sounds like a recipe to disaster to me.
The more I learn about Windows Phone 8, the more I like it.
Microsoft does have my attention.
Lumia 820, I'm looking at you. But I'm not quite sure for how long, because your screen might might actually make my eyes go wander off to Samsung's oddly named device. We'll see.

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