Tonight in New York City, Nokia unveiled their latest additions to the Lumia family of devices, the Lumia 820 & the Lumia 920. The announcements came at a joint event held with both Nokia and Microsoft to celebrate the official launch of Windows Phone 8.
The Lumia 920 features a Dual Core Snapdragon S4 processor, NFC, 4.5 HD display (1280x768), LTE, a 2100mAH battery and a 8 Megapixe PureView camera with PureMotion HD+. It's worth noting that this is not the PureView we've seen on the 808 device previously. The company also confirmed that wireless charging is built into the device, and that it too will sport Clearblack technology.
Nokia took the time to brag about the low light performance of the device, and claims that the "floating lens technology" allows them to get much better low light performance than any other mobile camera out there. According to Nokia marketing, the PureView here is not about the megapixels, it's about "the benefits," apparently.
The Lumia 920 features new Clearblack technology that could be seen in the direct sunlight "in the desert" according to Nokia, thanks to the fact it dynamically reacts to the sunlight. The wireless charging pad -- "Fatboy" -- is not included in the box with the device. Nokia says that all the technology in the Lumia 920 is to ensure you get the "most out of your day" with Windows Phone 8.
The devices will be available in blue, red, yellow, white, grey and black. Nokia said that the display in the new Lumia is even stronger than the previous generation and can withstand even more stress making it 'nearly impossible to scratch.'
In an incredible move, Nokia says the device has "super responsive touch" and it even works through gloves (which was demonstrated on stage). NFC can be used with official Nokia devices to tap-to-pair with wireless speakers and headphones (technology that the company actually debuted in the Nokia N9 earlier this year), and many accessories include a wireless charging pad.
In true Nokia fashion, the company did not announce availability, pricing or what carriers will have the Lumia 920 at launch past a vague "Q4 2012" for "some markets." We guess it'll be another waiting game for now.