Nokia just announced its next-generation Windows Phone 8 devices: the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820. Both are pentaband devices (available in both LTE and HSPA+ versions later this year, Q4 to be exact), powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 SoC running at 1.5GHz. The 920 features an 8.7MP rear facing camera with optical image stabilization and F/2.0 lens. Around front is 1.2MP F/2.4. The 820 has no OIS for the 8MP rear facing camera and a VGA front facing camera.

Both phones support wireless charging via the Qi standard. The 920 has an integrated 2000mAh battery, while the 820 has a smaller, removable, 1650mAh battery.

The 920 features a 4.5-inch WXGA IPS LCD, while the 820 uses a 4.3-inch OLED WVGA panel. 

Both support Nokia's super sensitive touch that allows even someone wearing gloves to use the capacitive touchscreen. Synaptics is responsible for the touch controller in both the 920 and 820.

Only the 820 has a microSD card slot, while the 920 features 32GB of on-board NAND. 

The 920 measures 130mm x 70.8mm x 10.7mm and weighs 185g. The 820 is smaller at 123.8mm x 68.5mm x 9.9mm and 160g. Full network support for both phones is as follows:

GSM850/900/1800/1900 WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100
LTE 800/900/1800/2100/2600
Speed: LTE Cat3 100Mbps/50Mbps HSDPA+ Dual Carrier cat24 (42 Mbps) HSUPA cat 6: 5.8 Mbps
NFC, 802.11a/b/g/n, WiFi Hotspot, Bluetooth 3.1 are all supported.
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  • nitram_tpr - Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - link

    Wowsers, is the battery lead-acid?
  • agent2099 - Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - link

    If the 920 features integrated battery, and no microSD slot, I would also expect it to have the thinner profile of the two. The specs are a little bit backwards on these models.
  • dagamer34 - Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - link

    920 has a larger battery with built-in wireless charging and a better camera sensor. Also, optical image stabilization requires a certain thickness in the phone.
  • SmCaudata - Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - link

    Maybe the parts are just thicker. It has a better screen. Both cameras are better. The batter is significantly larger. It has 4 times the internal storage. I doubt they wanted the flagship to be thicker.
  • Doormat - Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - link

    "LTE 800/900/1800/2100/2600"

    I take it that's for the European model? LTE for the US would be 700/850/1900/AWS/[2300|2600]
  • ImSpartacus - Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - link

    Is anyone else a little disappointed with Nokia's use of the "Pureview" brand?

    I'm cool with them not including a 41MP camera. I understand that WP8 is new and engineers can't work magic (lol).

    However, when it DOES come, how are we supposed to distinguish it from Nokia's other camera technologies?
  • powerarmour - Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - link

    Windows Phone 8 still seems to be an extremely polished turd to me (emphasis on polish), it looks great, undoubtedly runs great, but start poking into the sandbox and you might get a smelly surprise.

    Nokia will be circling the toilet bowl with this soon I fear.
  • Pirks - Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - link

    Right. Says who? Some lame troll who saw WP8 only on pictures? Gee MS is so scared of you baby hahaha :))) LOOOL
  • powerarmour - Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - link

    Erm, no I watched the whole presentation actually, and many thanks for that childish comment, quite ironic wouldn't you agree? :D
  • Pirks - Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - link

    Ah so you saw it on _MOVING_ pictures AKA video! Now this is changing EVERYTHING ain't it LOL :)))

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