Lumia 920 and Lumia 820, the first smartphones that Finnish handset vendor Nokia unveiled to the world with Microsoft’s new Windows Phone 8 operating system loaded on them, are expected to arrive on shelves in India by mid-December.
Initially rumored to be set for a November launch in the country, the two devices were said recently to have been actually planned for launch in India at a later date, with no specific details available.
However, a recent article on ibnlive.in.com claims that sources familiar with the matter have already confirmed that Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 would be released in the country in the first half of the next month.
For the time being, no official confirmation has arrived from Nokia, although the handsets have been already listed on the company’s website in India.
Lumia 920 was made official as the company’s flagship Windows Phone 8 handset, with a 4.5-inch PureMotion HD+ WXGA (1280x768) IPS LCD, ClearBlack, touchscreen and with a 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor packed inside.
The smartphone also sports 1GB of RAM and 32GB of mass memory, as well as support for 7GB of storage in the cloud (SkyDrive), Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi hotspot, NFC, A-GPS, and the like.
Nokia also packed Lumia 920 with an 8-megapixel PureView camera with Optical Image Stabilization and Carl Zeiss optics, capable of full HD video recording, as well as with a 1.2MP front camera for making video calls.
The handset is powered by a 2,000 mAh battery and also provides users with the benefits of wireless charging.
Featuring a 4.3-inch OLED WVGA 800x480, ClearBlack display, Lumia 820 is the cheaper Windows Phone 8 handset from Nokia, although it also sports a 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 CPU and 1GB of RAM.
The phone’s specs include 8GB of internal memory, microSD memory card slot, 8-megapixel photo snapper on the back, front camera for making video calls, and a 1,650 mAh battery with support for Qi wireless charging.