High-volume Nokia Lumia superphones with Windows Phone 8 extended on the top for China, and on the entry level needed for Asia and Middle-East as well UPDATE: at even lower price by 27%

After the Lumia 820 and 920 models introduced for Windows Phone 8, see:

Nokia extended the range with the China specific TD-SCDMA model Lumia 920T, as well as introduced the entry-level model 3.8” Lumia 620 for the WP8 range.

Update: In March the Lumia 620 has been extended by an even a lower priced and configured 4” Lumia 520 which was “developed in China, made in China, for China”. It is introduced already both in China and India for $209 and $193 respectively (compared to the lowest $263 price in India for Lumia 620 the 520 is quite attractive for the market). Here is the latest Lumia 520 vs 620 : First Impression & Initial Thoughts [wpxbox, YouTube channel, March 21, 2013] comparison from India:

Had a chance to check both Lumia 620 and Lumia 520 side by side. My initial thoughts if I have to choose between the two devices.

There was an extension of the entry level 620 somewhat higher as well by the 4.3” Lumia 720. Here is a Nokia Lumia 520 Vs 720– Quick Comparison Video [intellectdigest YouTube channel, March 20, 2013] from the launch in India:

Nokia Lumia 520 and 720 are both low cost Windows Phone 8 smartphones from Nokia and both have many similarities as well as differences. In this video we highlight some of the differences which includes: 1. Battery capacity 2. Screen Size 3. Gorilla Glass 2 4. Camera Quality 5. Front Camera 6. Wireless Charging etc.

Update: Lumia 520 W-CDMA appeared on 360buy Jingdong: at price of ¥1299 [$209] [MyDrivers.com, March 21, 2013] as translated by Google and Bing from Chinese, with manual edits

Earlier news that the most low end of WP8 from Nokia, the Lumia 520 will be put on sale at the end of the month, at present, Unicom WCDMA Lumia 520 has appeared on 360buy Jingdong Mall [http://www.360buy.com, see 360buy on Wikipedia], and concrete prices are given.

The Jingdong product page displayed Lumia 520 W-CDMA price of 1299 yuan [$209], with pre-ordering in the country starting from March 25 (next Monday), and the first batch of Lumia 520 will be available in lemon yellow, twilight black and sky blue color selections.

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Update: Nokia Brings Innovation to India; Launches Affordable Lumia 520 and Lumia 720 [Telecom Talk, March 20, 2013]

… will be available for sale from early April 2013. The Nokia Lumia 520 seems to be the Nokia’s most affordable Windows 8 smartphone with a price of approx. Rs 10, 500 [$193] while that of Lumia 720 will be around Rs. 20,000 [$368].

Note that compared to the lowest Lumia 620 price in India at $263 [Rs 14, 299] the Lumia 520 is quite attractively priced for the Indian market.

Update: Nokia Lumia 520 Hand On Review, Price In India and Features [intellectdigest YouTube channel, March 20, 2013]

Update: The Nokia Lumia 520: Made in Beijing [Nokia Conversations, Feb 28, 2013]

Unveiled at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the Nokia Lumia 520 is the most affordable Windows Phone 8 powered Lumia that Nokia has released so far.
It offers tremendous value for money without compromising on its good looks and is still packed full of eye-grabbing features such as a 4-inch super sensitive touch screen, Nokia’s unique camera lenses such as Cinemagraph and Smart Shoot, as well as changeable shells.
In short, the Lumia 520 offers an innovative and rich smartphone experience at a highly competitive price point.
The product team behind the Nokia Lumia 520 wanted to create a smartphone for a mass market and, especially, for young people. Currently, there is no market bigger than the one in China and, in fact, the Lumia 520 was developed out of Nokia’s Beijing site.
We spoke to Mikko Kahlos, the Lumia 520’s lead product manager, about the team behind this smartphone, the difference it makes working in Asia and why he enjoyed making this device more than any other.
What was the guiding principle for the team behind the Nokia Lumia 520?
From the beginning it was important that we wanted to make it affordable. So what does that mean? We really kept that in our minds and stayed on target with everything that we did.
What are the major roles within the team?
We had a programme manager who was driving the overall R&D work and a technology manager who was ensuring that the quality was what we wanted.
I was the guardian of the consumers so that the market could see we had made a valuable smartphone that we could differentiate against the competition.
So it was us three who were running the show, but in reality this was a team effort.
How did you approach the task?
One of the first things we did was create a ‘war room’ where we worked really intensively for the first few months so that we were constantly interacting. So when we made the first decisions everybody was there.
I feel that discussions are more effective when all people involved are next to each other and share a common goal. We were able to do an excellent job with clear guidance on where to go.
How strong was the Chinese influence?

Although the Lumia 520 is a global product, the team behind the phone kept it in mind that this was a smartphone made in China, for China.

Most of the people on our team are Chinese and also new to Nokia. What makes the group even more fascinating is that more than half of the team were making their first mobile phone ever, having worked previously with suppliers, other companies or elsewhere in Nokia
They had a real challenger mindset and an opportunity to show what they can do. With guidance and support from the more experienced guys in the team, they did a great job!
How proud are you of the Nokia Lumia 520, considering it’s such a new team?
I have done products for five years in Nokia and I have enjoyed this one the most. With this product, we have experienced the Asian culture, how people here work and how they succeed.

It is great to see people doing their absolute best and enjoying being part of something great.

This is the youngest and least experienced team ever in Nokia to have made a phone. We’ve been able to do it in the fastest time ever too. If you put all this together we have a lot to celebrate.

The Compact Nokia Lumia 620 — Marko Ahtisaari, Nokia Design Team [nokia YouTube channel, March 13, 2013]

Marko Ahtisaari, Head of Nokia Design, talks about the design approach behind Nokia’s compact smartphone, the Nokia Lumia 620.

Update: Nokia signals China ambitions [China Daily via China.org.cn, March 7, 2013]

This year could be a tipping point for Windows Phone device manufacturers such as Nokia Oyj with early indications the handsets have achieved a good start in major smartphone markets including China, according to the boss of Nokia China.
In an exclusive interview with China Daily, Gustavo Eichelmann, chief executive officer of Nokia China, expressed confidence in Nokia’s turnaround in China, as well as in the global smartphone market in 2013.
Mexico-born Eichelmann took the job in China amid a turbulent time. He has been the third China chief since Nokia devoted itself to developing smartphones on Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system in 2011.
Finland-based Nokia held almost half of the smartphone market share in China more than two years ago, but the figure slipped to a mere 2.4 percent in the fourth quarter last year, according to Beijing-based firm Analysys International.
“It is because it has only just begun,” Eichelmann said. “Think about iPhone and Android devices in their first six months. If you look at the Windows Phone, its trajectory is actually right on track. There will be an increasing but gradual acceleration in 2013. If we fast-forward to 2016 and we look back, you will see that 2013 was the turning point in terms of changing the trajectory.”
One of the possible reasons why Windows Phone devices may enjoy greater popularity is because more people will get to know about the platform. Microsoft, the developer of the Windows Phone operating system, has begun introducing Windows PCs and Windows tablets with exactly the same user interface.
More people know about the system. The viral effect – word of mouth – is starting to take place,” Eichelmann said.
Competitive market
Stephen Elop, CEO of Nokia Corp, said at the end of last year that China is the biggest market globally for Nokia’s Lumia series Windows Phone devices.
The company launched its first Lumia smartphone in China in early 2012. Since then Nokia has introduced eight Lumia models to the Chinese market.
Across the world, Nokia remains the No 1 Windows Phone vendor, with a market share of 78 percent, compared with HTC Corp’s 14 percent and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd’s 6 percent, according to a Forbes report.
The company sold 4.4 million Lumia smartphones worldwide in the fourth quarter. Nokia Lumia 920, the latest Nokia flagship smartphone that runs on the Windows Phone 8 operating system, received “extremely encouraging feedback” from Chinese clients, Eichelmann added.
“The simple target for Nokia in China this year is growth,” he said.
From subways and shopping malls to chic flagship stores in Beijing, various Nokia advertisements, fronted by Chinese singers and movie stars, have been attracting people’s attention.
Li Yan is a 28-year-old worker in the finance industry in Beijing who wants a new smartphone. “The first mobile phone brand that popped into my mind was Nokia. It seems that I have a natural affection for the brand,” Li said.
When Li was a college student, her father sent her a Nokia device. It was the first mobile phone she ever owned. There are millions of people in China like Li that adopted Nokia as an integral part of their lives.
Compared with other international smartphone vendors such as Apple and HTC, one of the major advantages of Nokia in China is its branding,” said Yan Xiaojia, a telecom analyst at Analysys International.
Nokia has had a presence in China for more than two decades and the company has about 250 million users in the country.
But Li was not very comfortable with the Windows Phone system. “I used an Android phone before so when I tried the new Nokia models I needed time to get used to them,” she said. Eventually she gave up and bought an iPhone 4S.
In a China Mobile outlet in Changchun, in Jilin province, salesman Zhao Xin said many people were curious about Nokia phones, especially the latest Lumia 920, but there were too few in stock and the outlet missed out on the traditional Spring Festival shopping season.
The biggest winners now are domestic brands, such as Huawei, Lenovo and ZTE. People buy them because they are good quality and also are much cheaper,” Zhao said.
“The Chinese market is highly competitive. The dynamics of the competition are probably the most advanced I have ever seen,” Eichelmann said. With about 1.1 billion mobile phone subscribers, China attracts a lot of industry players both at home and abroad.
“The product cycle in China’s smartphone market is the fastest. Nokia needs to drive the consistency of its brand and innovation,” he said.
Chinese rivals emerged and gradually snatched the market share that Nokia lost. Huawei, the Shenzhen-based telecom giant, rose to become the world’s third-largest smartphone vendor in the fourth quarter last year, with a 4.9 percent market share worldwide, according to a report issued by International Data Corp.
In contrast, Nokia’s China ranking dropped to fifth place in the first half of 2012, from the top position at the end of 2011, according to research by IHS.
Samsung topped the list and shipped more than double the number of smartphones than Nokia managed, gaining a market share of 20.8 percent – 14.4 million smartphones – in the first six months of last year, IHS said.
Nokia faced the most direct competition in the territory of Windows Phone devices. Taiwan-based HTC jumped ahead of Nokia to launch the first Windows Phone 8 handset in the Chinese mainland. Samsung, ZTE and Huawei have also expressed an ambition to develop Windows Phones.
“Nokia welcomes the competition, and the competition fuels the strength of the Windows Phone ecosystem,” Eichelmann said. Among all the devices, Nokia definitely has its own unique qualities, he said.
The latest Nokia smartphone Lumia 920 has the ability to synchronize content between Windows Phone 8 smartphones, Windows 8-based PCs, tablets and the Xbox, said Flann Gao, Nokia China communications manager.
There are other innovative functions as well, he added. The Nokia City Lens, one of the highlights, is an augmented reality software that gives dynamic information about users’ surroundings. “City Lens makes finding the best of what’s around you as simple and natural as looking through the smartphone display,” Gao said.
“Nokia has a unique position within the latest Windows Phone 8 ecosystem. All our best work and resources is on the Windows Phone 8,” Eichelmann said.
What’s next?
Unlike other international smartphone players such as Apple that focus mainly on the North American market, Nokia has long positioned the Chinese market as its top priority.
Eichelmann said Nokia would be part of China’s progression as it enters the fourth generation mobile network age. Rumors have circulated that China is likely to kick off the 4G commercial rollout in the second half of this year. China Mobile Ltd, the nation’s biggest telecom carrier, is conducting large-scale 4G trials in 13 Chinese cities.
Eichelmann did not respond directly to questions as to whether Nokia would develop smartphones suitable for the Chinese homegrown TD-LTE 4G technology but did say: “Clearly that’s something we will be part of.”
In order to revive its Chinese market performance, Nokia has also started to cooperate with local e-commerce websites and expand its online sales in the country.
Online shopping is booming in China,” Eichelmann said. He emphasized the importance of e-commerce but said Nokia will not open its own mobile phone e-store, a step that Chinese rivals Xiaomi Corp and Huawei have already taken.
“Nokia will strengthen cooperation with third party e-commerce websites,” Eichelmann said. All future Nokia devices will sell through online and offline channels in China simultaneously.
360buy.com, China’s second-largest business-to-consumer e-commerce retailer, agreed to buy 2 billion yuan ($320 million) of mobile phones from Nokia this year.
About 30 million mobile phones were expected to be sold online in China last year, up 68 percent from 2011, according to a report issued by SINO Market Research. The growth rate is more than 10 times that for mobile phones that were sold in offline outlets during the period, according to the report.

Update: Nokia takes high-end innovation to new audiences at Mobile World Congress [Nokia press release, Feb 25, 2013

Nokia Lumia 720 [Windows Phone 8 with Long Battery Life] and Nokia Lumia 520 [Affordable Windows Phone with Dual Core Processor]
deliver high-end Lumia innovation to more affordable price points [at 27% lower entry price for the new Lumia 520, see the Lumia 620 for $249 vs. Lumia 520 for $182 (excluding taxes and subsidies) in the comparison table below]

Nokia also announced that following the launch of the Nokia Lumia 920T by China Mobile last year, the world’s biggest mobile operator would bring the Nokia Lumia 720 and the Nokia Lumia 520 to China. Further details on exact availability will be announced in due course.

Update:
A closer look at the Nokia Lumia 520 and 720 [Conversations by Nokia blog, Feb 27, 2013]
Have more fun with the Nokia Lumia 520 [Conversations by Nokia blog, Feb 25, 2013]
Sleek stylish Nokia Lumia 720 [Conversations by Nokia blog, Feb 25, 2013]
10 things you need to know about the Nokia Lumia 720 [Conversations by Nokia blog, Feb 26, 2013]
An innovative approach to imaging with the Nokia Lumia 720 [Conversations by Nokia blog, Feb 27, 2013]

Nokia’s imaging experts followed a familiar path to the acclaimed Nokia Lumia 920 when creating the camera for the Nokia Lumia 720, with a mission to let people capture stunning images at both day and night.

Essential comparison: [+ Source 1, Source 2]

With this announcement the entry to mid-range Nokia Lumia superphones are based on the same SoC from Qualcomm: Snapdragon S4 MSM8227, 1.0 GHz dual-core Krait 200, Adreno 305.
Lumia 520 Lumia 620 Lumia 720
Affordable Windows Phone with Dual Core Processor Windows Phone 8 with MS Office Windows Phone 8 with Long Battery Life
EUR 139 [$182] excluding taxes and subsidies
from March’13 (Hong Kong, Vietnam first)
and Q2’13 (elsewhere)
$249 excluding taxes and subsidies
from Jan’13 on
(Asia first)
EUR 249 [$326] excluding taxes and subsidies
from March’13 (Hong Kong, Vietnam first)
and Q2’13 (elsewhere)
4 inches 3.8 inches 4.3 inches
IPS
Luminance 600
RGB Stripe
TFT
ClearBlack
RGB Stripe
TFT
IPS, ClearBlack

Corning® Gorilla® Glass
Luminance 600 NITS
RGB Stripe
TFT

EDGE Class B
GPRS Class B
HSDPA Cat14 21 Mbps
HSUPA Cat6 5.76 Mbps
WCDMA
WLAN IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n

EDGE Class B
GPRS Class B
HSDPA Cat14 21 Mbps
HSUPA Cat6 5.76 Mbps
WCDMA
WLAN IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n

EDGE Class B
GPRS Class B
HSDPA Cat14 21 Mbps
HSUPA Cat6 5.76 Mbps
WCDMA
WLAN IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n

Snapdragon S4 MSM8227
1.0 GHz dual-core Krait 200
Adreno 305
Snapdragon S4 MSM8227
1.0 GHz dual-core Krait 200
Adreno 305
Snapdragon S4 MSM8227
1.0 GHz dual-core Krait 200
Adreno 305
2 Microphones 2 Microphones 2 Microphones
3D Accelerometer Ambient Light Sensor
Proximity Sensor
3D Accelerometer Ambient Light Sensor
Compass (Magnetometer Sensor)
Proximity Sensor
3D Accelerometer
Ambient Light Sensor
Compass(Magnetometer Sensor)
Proximity Sensor
Positioning:
A-GPS
CellID
GLONASS
GPS
SA-GPS
WiFi positioning
Positioning:
A-GPS
CellID
GLONASS
GPS
SA-GPS
WiFi positioning
Positioning:
A-GPS
CellID
GLONASS
GPS
SA-GPS
WiFi positioning
2592 x 1936 pixels
5.0 Megapixels
f/2.4 aperture
2592 x 1936 pixels
5.0 Megapixels
f/2.4 aperture
2848 x 2144 pixels
6.7 Megapixels
f/1.9 aperture
Auto and Manual White Balance, Continuous Auto Focus, Full Screen Viewfinder, Geotagging, Lenses Applications, Still Image Editor, Touch Focus

+ LED Flash

Auto and Manual White Balance, Continuous Auto Focus, Geotagging, Lenses Applications, Still Image Editor, Touch Focus
+ LED Flash

Auto and Manual White Balance, Continuous Auto Focus, Geotagging, Lenses Applications, Still Image Editor, Touch Focus
+ LED Flash

1280 x 720 pixels
video recording resolution
1280 x 720 pixels
video recording resolution
1280 x 720 pixels
video recording resolution
Video Call Video Call

Audio Streaming
Bluetooth Stereo
Handsfree Speaker
Music Player
Uplink Noise Cancellation

Audio Streaming
Bluetooth Stereo
Handsfree Speaker
Music Player
Uplink Noise Cancellation

Audio Streaming
Bluetooth Stereo
Handsfree Speaker
Music Player
Uplink Noise Cancellation

Secondary Camera:
640 x 480 pixels

f/2.4 aperture
Secondary Camera:
1280 x 960 pixels

f/2.4 aperture
512 MB RAM 512 MB RAM 512 MB RAM
NFC
Secure NFC
NFC
Secure NFC
USB Charging USB Charging USB Charging
up to 14.8 hours talk time

up to 360 hours standby time
up to 4.8 hours video playback time
up to 61 hours music playback time

up to 14.6 hours talk time (GSM)
up to 9.9 hours talk time (WCDMA)
up to 330 hours standby time
up to 6.0 hours video playback time
up to 61 hours music playback time

up to 23.4 hours talk time

up to 520 hours standby time 
up to 8.3 hours video playback time
up to 79.0 hours music playback time

Update: Compact, vibrant, and lots of fun: our Nokia Lumia 620 hands-on [Conversations by Nokia blog, Feb 24, 2013]
Update*: Nokia 620 in China as of Feb 5, 2013 [Windows Phone 8 with MS Office]

Merchants offer: ¥ 1665 [$267] to ¥ 1899 [$305] a total of 521 businesses

*Note that The first Windows Phone 4Afrika from Huawei for $150 = Huawei Ascend W1 for $240 (in China) and more elsewhere [Feb 5, 2013] and the device is using the 1.2 GHz MSM8230, a higher level SoC (with essential difference of 1080p video vs. Lumia 620’s 720p video from MSM82227) – see the SoC comparison

Now there only one hole is left between the Lumia 620 and 820 (presumably will be Lumia 720 when launched).

See also my companion post: Marko Ahtisaari from Nokia and Steven Guggenheimer from Microsoft on the Internet of Things day of LeWeb Paris’12 [December 6] from which you could watch this short video as a teaser:

Three questions to Marko Ahtisaari, Executive Vice President of NOKIA, and responsible for the Design 1. How the connected objects changed your life? 2. What is the connected object which you dream? 3. What will be your news in the next 12 months? Trois questions à Marko Ahtisaari, vice-président exécutif de NOKIA, et Responsable du Design 1. Comment les objets connectés ont-ils changé votre quotidien? 2. Quel est l’objet connecté dont vous revez? 3. Quelle va etre votre actualité dans les 12 prochains mois?

Regarding the new products below the Windows Phone 8 based Lumias (Lumia 620 … Lumia 920) see:
With Asha Touch starting at $83 and Lumia at $186 Nokia targeting the entry-level and low-end smartphone markets–UPDATED [Dec 19, 2012] new entry prices and Lumia 505 (? $220 ?) with AMOLED ClearBlack and Gorilla Glass [Nov 1 – Dec 19, 2012]




For the already available Lumia 820 and 920 models see my earlier:
Core post: Unique differentiators of Nokia Lumia 920/820 innovated for high-volume superphone markets of North America, Europe and elsewhere [Sept 6 – Nov 13, 2012]

With this Nokia established the sweet spot at $250 (list) for the entry-level of the Windows Phone 8 superphones. Note that there is already a lower level sweet spot defined by the company for the Windows Phone 7.5/7.8 smartphones described in my earlier post: With Asha Touch starting at $83 and Lumia at $186 Nokia targeting the entry-level and low-end smartphone markets [Nov 1, 2012]
With Asha Touch starting at $83 [Feb 22: $65] and Lumia at $186 [Feb 22: $168] Nokia targeting the entry-level and low-end smartphone markets–UPDATED [Dec 19, 2012] new entry prices and Lumia 505 (? $220 ?) with AMOLED ClearBlack and Gorilla Glass

Specifications and prices compared for the whole WP8 range of Lumias from Nokia

Specifications are shown here by essential differences between the next to each other models as moving up on the range (source Compare Mobile Devices on Nokia Developer):

Nokia Lumia 620: $249 excluding taxes and subsidies

will begin selling in January 2013 in Asia, followed closely by Europe and the Middle East before expanding further

Nokia Lumia 620: http://nokia.ly/R6EBEb smart, inside and out. Turn smiles into laughs with Cinemagraph, capture the perfect group shot with Smart Shoot, and make double the impact with dual-colour changeable shells.

Essential differences:

Lumia 620 Lumia 820
3.8 inches 4.3 inches
ClearBlack
RGB Stripe
TFT
AMOLED, ClearBlack

EDGE Class B
GPRS Class B
HSDPA Cat14 21 Mbps
HSUPA Cat6 5.76 Mbps
WCDMA
WLAN IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n

EDGE Class B
GPRS Class B
HSDPA+ Dual Carrier Cat24 42 Mbps
HSUPA Cat6 5.76 Mbps
LTE Cat3 Downlink 100 Mbps
LTE Cat3 Uplink 50 Mbps
WCDMA
WLAN IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n

Snapdragon S4 MSM8227
1.0 GHz dual-core
Adreno 305
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8960
1.5 GHz dual-core
Adreno 225
2 Microphones 2 High Dynamic Range Microphones
Gyroscope
2592 x 1936 pixels
5.0 Megapixels
f/2.4 aperture
3264 x 2448 pixels
8.0 Megapixels
f/2.2 aperture

Auto and Manual White Balance, Continuous Auto Focus, Geotagging, Lenses Applications, Still Image Editor, Touch Focus
+ LED Flash

all that +
Auto and Manual Exposure
Carl Zeiss Optics
Dual-LED Flash
1280 x 720 pixels
video recording resolution
1920 x 1080 pixels
video recording resolution
Video Stabilization

Audio Streaming
Bluetooth Stereo
Handsfree Speaker
Music Player
Uplink Noise Cancellation

all that +
Dolby Headphone
512 MB RAM 1 GB RAM
USB Charging USB Charging
Qi Wireless Charging
up to 14.6 hours talk time (GSM)
up to 9.9 hours talk time (WCDMA)
up to 330 hours standby time (GSM/WCDMA)
up to 61 hours music playback time
up to 15.4 hours talk time (GSM)
up to 8.1 hours talk time (WCDMA)
up to 360 hours standby time (GSM/WCDMA)
up to 61 hours music playback time

[Nokia Lumia 720: TBD later as here is a definite hole in the WP8 Lumia range]

Nokia Lumia 820:

  • Mobile City Online, Unlocked Import: $699.99 $599.99
  • Amazon, LTE 8GB/1GB Ram: $644.99 
  • Best Buy, AT&T LOCKED unactivated – Black: $479.99
  • in India: Rs. 25000 $458 
The World’s most innovative smartphone Powered by Windows Phone 8, Nokia Lumia 820 combines smartphone innovations with a versatile design:http://nokia.ly/Q6x4Uq Smart Shoot lens takes multiple photos with a single click and lets you edit faces and backgrounds easily to get the perfect shot. Back shells can be exchanged to add a new color, more protection or enable wireless charging. Unlike other smartphones, Lumia 820 has built-in Microsoft Office

Essential differences:

Lumia 820 Lumia 920 and Lumia 920T
480 x 800 pixels screen resolution 768 x 1280 pixels screen resolution
4.3 inches 4.5 inches
AMOLED, ClearBlack

ClearBlack
Corning® Gorilla® Glass
HD IPS
LCD transmissive
Luminance 600 NITS
Pixel Density 332 PPI
Puremotion HD+
RGB Stripe

2 High Dynamic Range Microphones 3 High Dynamic Range Microphones
3264 x 2448 pixels
8.0 Megapixels
f/2.2 aperture
3552 x 2448 pixels
8.7 Megapixels
f/2 aperture
Auto and Manual Exposure, Auto and Manual White Balance, Carl Zeiss Optics, Continuous Auto Focus, Dual-LED Flash, Geotagging, Lenses Applications, Still Image Editor, Touch Focus all on the left + Optical Image Stabilization, Pixel Size 1.4 µm, Sensor Size 1/3″, Sensor Type: BSI

Video Call
Video Player
Video Recorder
Video Stabilization
Video Streaming

all on the left + Optical Image Stabilization
640 x 480 pixels secondary camera 1280 x 960 pixels
with f/2.4 aperture etc.
8GB internal memory 32GB internal memory
up to 15.4 hours talk time (GSM)
up to 8.1 hours talk time (WCDMA)
up to 360 hours standby time (GSM/WCDMA)
up to 61 hours music playback time
up to 18.6 hours talk time (GSM)
up to 10.8 hours talk time (WCDMA)
up to 360 hours standby time(GSM/WCDMA)
up to 74 hours music playback time

Nokia Lumia 920:

  • Mobile City Online, Unlocked Import – Black: $799.99 $699.99
  • Best Buy, AT&T LOCKED unactivated – Red: $599.99 
  • Amazon, AT&T LOCKED [unactivated] – White: $649
  • Amazon, LTE 32GB/1GB Ram AT&T LOCKED– YELLOW: $899.99 $729
  • in India: Rs. 32000 $587 
The World’s most Innovative Smartphone. Powered by Windows Phone 8, Nokia Lumia 920 offers the world’s best smartphone experience:http://nokia.ly/Q6tDgC World’s best video and pictures with PureView camera, even with shaky hands or at night. World’s brightest, fastest and most responsive touchscreen — even if you are wearing gloves or have long fingernails World’s first smartphone with built-in wireless charging in your country World’s best smartphone for business with built-in Microsoft Office World’s most unique and iconic smartphone design

Nokia Lumia 920T:

  • China Mobile, without contract: RMB 4599 $738

The Lumia 920T will be available for order by the end of the year.

Essential differences:

Lumia 920 Lumia 920T

EDGE Class B
GPRS Class B
HSDPA+ Dual Carrier Cat24 42 Mbps
HSUPA Cat6 5.76 Mbps
LTE Cat3 Downlink 100 Mbps
LTE Cat3 Uplink 50 Mbps
WCDMA
WLAN IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n

EDGE Class B
GPRS Class B
TD-SCDMA
WLAN IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 Snapdragon S4
Secure NFC

NFC
Secure NFC

10.8 hours talk time (WCDMA) 18.8 hours talk time (TD-SCDMA)

Note that the Lumia 920T will definitely have the TD version of LTE as well as soon as that is licensed to China Mobile by the government.

About Nacsa Sándor

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