Lumia 920 leak roundup, wireless charger, Pureview and more

As teasers are being watched for Nokia’s new flagship handset worldwide, the excitement for Windows Phone 8 has also exploded and most people are looking forward to the announcement tomorrow, on September 5th, where Nokia will introduce its flagship Windows Phone 8 device, the Lumia 920, at a special event with Microsoft.

We’ve seen a lot of leaks of the Lumia 920 as-of-late, but The Verge reports that it has managed to confirm those images to the device’s existence itself. We can confirm that the device will be a very high end device. Sources close to the manufacturing and designing of the device state that Nokia will introduce wireless charging with the Lumia 920.

The wireless charger

The image above shows off what the charging pad will look like an also gives off an impression of how it’ll work. We believe the Lumia-sized charge pad lead connects to a USB port where it’ll charge through that. The Verge was told that the Lumia 920 itself will support the Qi wireless power standard; making it compatible with other wireless charging products – meaning buying replacement chargers will not be a problem, should users need one.

A colorful line-up

The Lumia will also be available in the five colors above, which is definitely an interesting and vibrant set of colors. Slightly unrelated is a purple Lumia 820 which you can see in the rear view press shot below:

The specs
We did say that the device would be quite the little powerhouse, and by that we can expect the Nokia Lumia 920 to ship with 32GB of device storage, 1GB of RAM, and a 1.5GHz dual-core processor. The device will also sport a 4.5-inch HD display.

But what about PureView?
The Lumia 920 will feature a decent 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and the front of the device will also include a 1.3-megapixel camera. The device will still be branded a PureView camera. Sure the 41-megapixel camera on the Nokia 808 PureView wipes the floor with the Lumia 920’s, but an 8-megapixel camera is decent enough to take good quality pictures. Nokia is focusing on marketing the Lumia 920 as PureView because recently, the company has made some huge advancements in image stabilization and camera software which will be quite the treat for users when the device is released.

We're expecting Nokia to announce the device on Wednesday with a launch date of October or early November, but we’ll find out everything we need to know, tomorrow.

Image credits: EVLeaks
Source: The Verge

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All this is awesome, really. It's a good time for WP and it's now !
Its Just I would have prefered a cyan or magenta 920... As for actual 800 and 900... So, if 920, it will be yellow for me.

I'm liking the cleanliness of the UI on WP7/8, more so than Android. If only I was eligible for an upgrade this fall/winter, if only. What's the efficiency of wireless charging now-a-days?

The yellow is nice and lively. I hope this device comes to T-Mobile. I am very to upgrade! The ClearBlack glass on the demo units really blew me away at SXSW this spring.

I recently switched from Android to a Windows Phone 7.5 device and have been pretty happy so far.. any glitches I've run into have been specifically with 3rd party apps. I deliberately bought a cheaper handset SIM free (HTC Mozart) to see how I liked it, with the intention that I might bump up to something like a new Lumia as and when it came out.... these sound great but there's some premium features in there that make me think it's going to command a seriously premium price if you don't get it on contract!

I doubt any of these will be close to the $800(+) you'll be charges for the new iFruit without contract.

I would shoot for $499 on the 820 and $649 on the 920 here. Wireless charging optional.

inductive charging. I just love how that works. In theory at least. The tech still has a ways to go, but you have to start somewhere.

rosszone said,
inductive charging. I just love how that works. In theory at least. The tech still has a ways to go, but you have to start somewhere.

Inductive charging is not new by any means.
You can hack an old Palm inductive charger into a Lumia 800 if you have some skills.
Samsung galaxy sIII brought inductive charging back into the mainstream recently as well.

deadonthefloor said,

Inductive charging is not new by any means.
You can hack an old Palm inductive charger into a Lumia 800 if you have some skills.
Samsung galaxy sIII brought inductive charging back into the mainstream recently as well.

You can buy consumer products from the late 60s early 70s that used inductive charging. And the concept goes back to the 1800s.

It isn't 'new' but the speed and power that can be shoved has advanced. The trick is getting enough amps fast enough that it doesn't take 12hrs to charge a high power device like today's phones.

There are several 3rd party wireless charging products, but since they require a dongle or special battery, they haven't been overly successful, because of devices like the iPhone that can't replace the battery and create a seamless experience.

I am an Android user and whilst I was writing this, I couldn't help but want this device - not only for the fact it's running a pretty slick OS that doesn't lag or have optimization issues, but more the fact its designed to be original and stand out. The colors are vibrant, the shapes are perfect and the OS is reliable, what more could you want, eh?

Not to mention, I dig wireless charging.

Zeikku said,
I am an Android user and whilst I was writing this, I couldn't help but want this device - not only for the fact it's running a pretty slick OS that doesn't lag or have optimization issues, but more the fact its designed to be original and stand out. The colors are vibrant, the shapes are perfect and the OS is reliable, what more could you want, eh?

Not to mention, I dig wireless charging.

If I was getting a new phone I would almost certain get this. But I don't really like it's design from a visual point of view, at least from these images. The shape doesn't specifically appeal to me and I really hate the black area that surrounds the screen.

The red looks like a head ache.

Lamp0 said,

If I was getting a new phone I would almost certain get this. But I don't really like it's design from a visual point of view, at least from these images. The shape doesn't specifically appeal to me and I really hate the black area that surrounds the screen.

The red looks like a head ache.

I'm a fan of simplistic designs and bright colors, it works well! The black part around the screen isn't the best, but I think everything in Nokia's design follows a style and it does work. I wouldn't go for red as well though. I've only had my HTC One X for 3 months, so I doubt I'll pick a Lumia 920 or 820 up for anything other than a review.

The thing for me being an Android user, is that I actually take a lot of time customizing my UI to meet my needs. I couldn't adapt to something I couldn't customize (I don't think), it's more me being addicted to customization, and because of that; I say yes to Nokia, but no to Window Phone 8. That's not to say I wouldn't try it, I've tried all Windows OS' for mobiles, so I do look forward to giving the Lumia 820 and 920 a shot!

I just am hoping that the 920's MicroSD slot is in the same location as the new SIMM slot, otherwise I'm not sure it has expandable memory as we haven't seen a spot suitable or identifiable for it. I'm still keeping my fingers crossed Nokia.