Nokia Lumia 920 to include 8MP cam and wireless charging?

The long, long wait to find out about Nokia's next-generation Windows Phones is almost over. On Wednesday, the company will officially announce its first Windows Phone 8 devices - although unless you've been asleep for the last few days, you'll likely have already seen hints of what's to come.

Just a few days after the first images of two new Lumia handsets emerged, more details have been revealed about the flagship device, the Lumia 920. One exciting feature said to be included in the new device is wireless charging. Based on the Qi wireless power standard, the handset will be compatible with other wireless charging units rather than relying on a proprietary charging technology.

A more intriguing revelation is that the new Lumia will have an 8MP camera, which will carry PureView branding, despite having a significantly lower megapixel count than the 808 PureView, which featured an astonishing 41MP shooter. According to The Verge, "advancements in image stablization and camera software" will justify the inclusion of PureView branding, although we suspect that this will prove to be a contentious decision for some.

A 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM and 32GB of storage are also expected on the new handset, along with a 4.5" HD display.

Source: The Verge | Image via @evleaks

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Man I would get a Nokia were it not for the Windows OS, I'd even skip the iOS ship if it ran Android. To me at the moment the limiting factor is the Windows OS, it has the smallest app ecosystem.

KeR said,
Man I would get a Nokia were it not for the Windows OS, I'd even skip the iOS ship if it ran Android. To me at the moment the limiting factor is the Windows OS, it has the smallest app ecosystem.

Honestly most of the important apps are already in, which apps are important to you? chances are you will find them in the WP Store.

Ely said,

Honestly most of the important apps are already in, which apps are important to you? chances are you will find them in the WP Store.

With the core apps in WP Store Im all ready to switch to lumnia.
putting 4s on sale right now.

im so looking forward to seeing this! its going to be this or SG3 for me. The iPhone isn't something i want anymore, and im pretty happy about this!

One of the reasons Pureview wowed so many people was stuff like the 4x lossless zoom on 1080p video, whereas most other phones won't even let you do lossy zoom because it looks so bad. This isn't going to be achievable on an 8mpx sensor!

i think pureview is gonna become a feature of lumia phones rather than a phone itself...

like this phone will have pureview features but say a bit less than what you get from the 41 MP one.....there is a high chance they will soon release a higher MP version later on....similar to the original pureview

I wish all these leaks would stop, it is removing all the surprise from the event on the 5th. Reporters are going to say"all the features we heard about". This will affect the buzz.

So long as the camera takes fantastic pictures it doesn't really matter to me. Although I did like the sound of the low light snapping ability on the real pureview device.....we shall see.

Also the wireless charging, yes!

Man if it comes in yellow this will be my new phone for sure. Ditching the old BB Curve and getting on board with a truly modern device! :]

NiGhtPiSH said,
Man if it comes in yellow this will be my new phone for sure. Ditching the old BB Curve and getting on board with a truly modern device! :]

Oh boy , this kid is delusional. Truly Modern? ANYTHING by Samsung, HTC is modern. Well Android in general.

It's the Apple sheep that have kept THE SAME DESIGN for 6 years now. Ridiculous.

And Blackberry? Who actually owns, let alone uses a god damn BlackBerry. Srsly?

This is a cool phone, but it's not bleeding, or cutting edge by any means. It's alright.

Watch Samsung or HTC if you want "modern" , "useful" or "up to date"

Nokia..lol

VoX said,

This is a cool phone, but it's not bleeding, or cutting edge by any means. It's alright.

Watch Samsung or HTC if you want "modern" , "useful" or "up to date"

Nokia..lol

VoX, I'm glad there are people in the world like you that take the time to make sure the rest of the world knows the meaning of the word cool.

Those features sound great

But I think the use of Pure view as a brand will tick a few off given it was to some extent considered to go hand in hand with the very high MP rate. Yes I know high MP != high quality but in terms of what sells to consumers...then again do mass consumers even know about pureview as some 41MP camera phone? Probably not.

Osiris said,
Those features sound great

But I think the use of Pure view as a brand will tick a few off given it was to some extent considered to go hand in hand with the very high MP rate. Yes I know high MP != high quality but in terms of what sells to consumers...then again do mass consumers even know about pureview as some 41MP camera phone? Probably not.

Almost certainly not.

Osiris said,
Those features sound great

But I think the use of Pure view as a brand will tick a few off given it was to some extent considered to go hand in hand with the very high MP rate. Yes I know high MP != high quality but in terms of what sells to consumers...then again do mass consumers even know about pureview as some 41MP camera phone? Probably not.


Dunno, maybe they found a way to make great 5MP images out of a 8MP sensor?

Moving from iOS to WP... I am so excited about it... i can`t wait...
Want it in red!!! or yellow. or whatever...
Take my money!

I am so with you. If the options don't come to Verizon I'm going to be really frustrated.

Ely said,
Please don't let it be an AT&T exclusive, please!

Oh baby!!! This is definitely looking like it will be my next phone. Please let all these rumours be true.