Nokia unveils the Lumia 820

At a joint event held by Microsoft and Nokia in NYC, the company announced the second addition to their Lumia line up, the Lumia 820, which features updated specifications from the Windows Phone 7 platform. The company said at it's launch event that it "understand that not everyone needs the power of the Lumia 920" and that's why this handset exists.

The Lumia 820 sports the exact same 1.5GHz Snapdragon core as the Lumia 920, a 4.3" display (800 by 480 pixels), LTE radios, NFC, 8GB of storage and a five megapixel (non Pureview) camera on the rear of the device. The storage can be expanded through the use of a MicroSD slot, and the device has a 1850mAH battery onboard. 

Additionally, the Lumia 820 will feature shells that can be easily swapped, and the missing wireless charging functionality will be able to be added through an additional shell at a later date. The shell is essentially the entire device, and it can be swapped for a different color or supported accessory.

In true Nokia fashion, the company did not announce availability, pricing or what carriers will have the Lumia 820 at launch. We guess it'll be another waiting game for now.

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Same processor as the 920, itll be pretty fast!! Im still gunning for the 920 though. My SGSII has one issue, the charging port..it charges VERY slowly...the 920..if it charges quickly wirelessly, will be boss

Beyond Godlike said,
Same processor as the 920, itll be pretty fast!! Im still gunning for the 920 though. My SGSII has one issue, the charging port..it charges VERY slowly...the 920..if it charges quickly wirelessly, will be boss
How slow?

I have the Galaxy S III and it has a 2100mAH battery and it takes 4 hours top to get a full charge.

also info about battery isn't correct, it's 1650 mAh... have you even read the Nokia web you are referring to? and NFC too...

This phone has a specific target market, and for that target market this phone is a great option. You cannot compare it to the 920 or other high-end phones because it simply isn't one, and wasn't meant to be one.

micro said,
Not impressed, 480x800 and poor carl zeiss lens. I'll pass..

Its camera is 8MP, not 5, and considering that this isn't a high-end phone, the 480 x 800 resolution is understandable.
Show me a non high-end samsung phone with a HD display.

Lenses, new start screen, nfc, microsd on 7.8. At least you kind of understand why they are releasing this. I can support all of their nokia apps with cheaper hardware.

The 820 is running WP8, it is not running 7.8

MrHumpty said,
Lenses, new start screen, nfc, microsd on 7.8. At least you kind of understand why they are releasing this. I can support all of their nokia apps with cheaper hardware.

spy beef said,
Why it no have integrated wireless charging?
This is a price conscious phone IMO. Allows the sticker price to be cheaper out of the box for those who don't care.

MrHumpty said,
This is a price conscious phone IMO. Allows the sticker price to be cheaper out of the box for those who don't care.

Oh, please! The phones already going to be in the £250+ range. At that price point does anyone really care if it's £10-15 more expensive?

AFineFrenzy said,

Oh, please! The phones already going to be in the £250+ range. At that price point does anyone really care if it's £10-15 more expensive?


If it's 10% off, that's generally a good deal. Percentages, the lost art.