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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  • ImSpartacus - Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - link

    But it comes in yellow.

    Color sounds stupid to us (I'm still bummed that I had to get a 'blue' GS3), but obnoxious colors are important to a lot of people.

    Nokia isn't exactly in great shape, but they will avoid the toilet bowl for at least a little longer.
  • powerarmour - Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - link

    I guess MS will buy them if it comes to it, but it'll be hard work to deflect some of the '8' negativity that'll come with this.

    If Win8 is successful, then WP8 will have a chance, but if not, I can't see a way through for them against iOS and Android.
  • Belard - Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - link

    Nowadays, the SGS3 comes in black, white, red and blue...
  • damianrobertjones - Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - link

    I own a HTC Titan and have not had any issues, so far, so I'm a bit confused as to what you mean when you say, "but start poking into the sandbox and you might get a smelly surprise."


    I want it to take calls, play a few games, couple of apps and be stable, It does that. This, of course, is fantastic especially after all those years of messing around with different roms on other platforms which led to visiting forums. 10 pages of 'you're awesome' and 145 pages asking for fixes.
  • SydneyBlue120d - Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - link

    What kind of Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 are using them? S4 with Adreno 225? S4 Pro with Adreno 320? S4 with Adreno 305? Thanks a lot.
  • sviola - Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - link

    They are using the one with the krait cores.
  • lilmoe - Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - link

    You don't say.... :/
  • lilmoe - Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - link

    I'm afraid it isn't the Pro.... It's the MSM 8960A (LTE) and MSM 8260 (GSM)... Both come with the Adreno 225 GPU.

    Yea, I know, bummer.
  • Wolfpup - Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - link

    Just wish there was a Qualcom CDMA version + hope Windows Phone 8 is great. 7 really had a lot going for it. I was impressed and pleased in a lot of ways, but podcast support is terrible under anything but iOS, and I don't like that you can't back up programs on your PC like iOS does. Plus little things, like being able to easily lock rotation on iOS isn't really present in WP7.

    Still, it was a nice first start, and 8 might fix some of those things, massively upgrades from CE to NT, allows native programs versus Android and WP7's Java/silverlight-like stuff.

    Soooo pretty interested to see this!
  • Moizy - Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - link

    Neither phone is compatible with AT&T or Verizon's LTE networks--which means we're looking at Euro phones. Which wouldn't be a problem, except they didn't announce when US versions would be available, and on which networks, and for how much. If it follows like last year, then US versions will come 4-6 months after unveiling, which is idiotic. How long did it take Samsung to get US versions of the SG3 in carriers' stores? Two months maybe? How long does it take Apple to get iPhones in stores? Weeks to days?

    And they wonder why their stock is down 15% today--they came to the US, announced Euro phones, and gave no time frame or pricing info for US, the country they came to to announce the phones in the first place. Poor execution.

    I like the phone, the initial info I'm finding about the camera is that it is absolutely elite for smartphones, and that display must be nice. But while the company does make good design, operationally they execute terribly. Everyone rants about iPhones excessive marketing, but their advantage is in solid design AND rock solid operations. Everyone is trying to copy Apple's marketing with these hyped launch events, but Apple's advantage is the combination of design, marketing, and operational execution.

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