Nokia has taken the stage in New York City, hand-in-hand with Microsoft of course, to deliver its latest round of Lumia smartphones, powered by Windows 8. While it’s not quite as impressive as big brother 920, the freshly announced Lumia 820 should still raise a few hairs on your neck.
We’ve known very little about this phone from leaks, but now we can tell you with certainty that the Lumia 820 has a 4.3-inch screen, which in my opinion hits the sweet spot. It also (obviously) ships with Microsoft’s brand new Windows Phone 8 operating system, complete with customizable live tiles and support for better screen resolutions and dual-core processors.
Under the hood, you’ll find a 1.5GHz dual-core S4 processor, 8GB of storage, and a microSD slot. You’ll also find a 5-megapixel camera on the back, though don’t get your hopes up for any PureView quality. That’s reserved for the 920.
The Lumia 820 comes with exchangeable covers (a first for the Lumia line) that come in a range of different flavors. As is the case with the 920, the Lumia 820 will also feature wireless charging (Qi standard), and Ultrasensitive touch, which lets you use the touchscreen through gloves.
T-Mobile and AT&T will carry the device, though we’re still unaware of pricing and availability.
Nokia Maps and the new City Lens app, which uses augmented reality to show nearby restaurants or points of interest on the display of your Lumia, will also be included on the new mid-range handset.