As we expected, major carrier AT&T announced the upcoming availability of Nokia’s new Windows Phone flagship device, the Lumia 920.
We already reported
earlier today that AT&T will hold an event where the carrier was said to announce the said device, but we did not expect the operator to confirm the Lumia 820 as well.
It looks like both Lumia devices powered by Windows Phone 8 platform will hit shelves at AT&T next month, though we don’t have any info on their exact release date and pricing options yet.
According to AT&T, Nokia Lumia 820 will be available only in black color option, while Lumia 920
will come in red, white, black, yellow and cyan.
Even though Nokia Lumia 820 is one tier lower in comparison with Lumia 920 when it comes to hardware configuration, it’s still an excellent choice for Windows Phone enthusiasts.
The mid-range smartphone comes equipped with a dual-core Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon processor clocked at 1.5 GHz, which is complemented by an Adreno 225 graphics processing unit and 1GB of RAM.
For the first time Nokia includes a microSD card slot for memory expansion into one of its Windows Phone devices. Aside from the 8GB of internal memory, users will be able to add up to 32GB microSD memory cards in order to expand the storage amount.
Nokia Lumia 820
sports a stunning 4.3-inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display that supports 480 x 800 pixels resolution and integrates the company’s ClearBlack technology.
It also packs an 1650 mAh Li-Ion battery, which is rated by the manufacturer for up to 330 hours of standby time or up to 14 hours of talk time (8 hours in 3G mode).
“We welcome AT&T’s decision to offer the Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 820, which, when added to what we’ve witnessed in other markets, underscores the momentum behind our Lumia devices and the broader Windows ecosystem. Our continued collaboration with AT&T is an important component for Nokia’s success in the U.S. market
,” said Olivier Puech, president of Nokia Americas.