With less than a month until Nokia is expected to launch its new Lumia Windows Phone 8 devices, China Mobile confirms it will carry the Finnish company’s flagship smartphone, the Lumia 920.
However, the phone will be launched at China Mobile as Nokia Lumia 920T to distinguish it from other carrier-bounded models that will probably be announced in the following weeks.
For the time being, China Mobile is the only carrier in the Mainland to confirm it will offer one of Nokia’s new Windows Phone 8 devices.
The Chinese Lumia 920 comes with TD-LTE support as well, which makes it compatible with China Mobile’s own 4G network standard.
Although the carrier hinted to a possible November release for Nokia Lumia 920T, WPDang reports that the smartphone has yet to be approved by Chinese regulatory commission, so it might get postponed.
There are little details on the Lumia 920T specs sheet aside from what we already reported, so we must assume the smartphone comes with most features of the international variant.
Obviously, there will be some differences due to the fact that this is a carrier-subsidized handset, so we expect it to come with a bit of bloatware and possibly some hardware tweaks to make it more attractive for Chinese customers.
The international version of Lumia 920 is powered by a dual-core processor clocked at 1.5 GHz, which is built on Krait architecture. In addition, the phone packs an Adreno 225 graphics processing unit and 1GB of RAM.
According to Nokia, Lumia 920 boasts one of the best displays on the market. The 4.5-inch IPS TFT capacitive touchscreen features PureMotion HD+ technology and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 2 coating.
Another strong point of the WP8-based device is the 8-megapixel rear camera featuring PureView technology, Carl Zeiss optics, dual-LED flash, autofocus, optical image stabilization and full HD (1080p) video recording.