Screenshot functionality in Windows Phone 8 shown off on video

 

Users will finally be able to take screenshots in the upcoming Windows Phone 8 operating system. This video posted to YouTube shows us just how to do that; by holding the power button then pressing the Windows button on the front of device. The screenshot will then save into a user's picture gallery.

In the video we see the functionality shown off using a Lumia 920 which was announced yesterday at Nokia's Windows Phone 8 event. The device packs a 4.5-inch "PureMotion HD+" display (1280x768), a dual core Snapdragon S4 processor, an 8-megapixel "PureView" camera, 4G LTE, and a 2100mAh battery. The device also features wireless charging via Nokia's wireless charging pad.

Yesterday Nokia also announced the Lumia 820, a mid-range device, that comes with a 4.3-inch display (800 x 480), a 1.5GHz Snapdragon processor, a five megapixel camera, 8GB of storage, microSD slot, 4G LTE, and a 1850mAh battery. The device also allows users to change the back cover, something older Nokia fans should love, and like the 920, it allows for wireless charging.

Unfortunately no pricing or availability have been announced for either device.

Source: Recombu YouTube channel

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Please also note that the Nokia Lumia 920 comes with 32GB storage, which is a nice step up finally. No MicroSD slot or 64gb option, but i'll be happy with this 32gb thing.

who thought up "take a picture by using a key combo that includes the sequence to shutting off your damn phone"?

Been able to do that with my droid for quite some time. Press and hold power button, shutdown menu pops up, scroll through and find screen shot, bam. So I don't see what the big deal is. Even when I was on a stock rom, it wasn't too difficult to find an app that would serve the same purpose, so could someone enlighten me on why it's such a big deal on wp8? I am genuinely curious, no sarcasm involved. (Thinking about switching to wp is why I am asking) Thank you in advance.

obiwankenobi said,
Been able to do that with my droid for quite some time. Press and hold power button, shutdown menu pops up, scroll through and find screen shot, bam. So I don't see what the big deal is..

WP 7 OS does not have the functionality; I like it because if I have to reset the device I have a picture with the position of all my tiles.

Fritzly said,

WP 7 OS does not have the functionality; I like it because if I have to reset the device I have a picture with the position of all my tiles.

Ah, thank you for that clarification! I appreciate it!

Can you take a picture of your actual screen, meaning the one with all the tiles arranged as you like, or just the lockscreen?

Fritzly said,
Can you take a picture of your actual screen, meaning the one with all the tiles arranged as you like, or just the lockscreen?

You will be able to screenshot anywhere.

JWharmsby said,

You will be able to screenshot anywhere.

Thanks. They did not show it and I would rather advertise the phone taking a picture of my tiles than one of the lock screen. This is what puzzle me but maybe is just poor marketing decision.

Fritzly said,
Can you take a picture of your actual screen, meaning the one with all the tiles arranged as you like, or just the lockscreen?

Yes. It will be system wide.

Fritzly said,

Thanks. They did not show it and I would rather advertise the phone taking a picture of my tiles than one of the lock screen. This is what puzzle me but maybe is just poor marketing decision.


because if you can make a screenshot of a lockscreen, it will work with anything else too. and they showcased making the screenshot of a homescreen before.

Fritzly said,

Thanks. They did not show it and I would rather advertise the phone taking a picture of my tiles than one of the lock screen. This is what puzzle me but maybe is just poor marketing decision.

Belfiore showed off the screen capture ability during the keynote yesterday and then tweeted the screenshot, here's the image http://sdrv.ms/Q0r3af

Sraf said,

Belfiore showed off the screen capture ability during the keynote yesterday and then tweeted the screenshot, here's the image http://sdrv.ms/Q0r3af

Ah, I must have missed it, thanks. Yesterday streaming quality was not so good for me.

One more thing off of the "does not have" list, now to see what else. I hope they don't make us wait till BUILD to get more WP8 info. They should do a WP8 event later in Sept, after HTC does it's own on the 19th IMO. Then we'll know what new WP8 hardware is coming so they can finally talk about the OS itself more.