The rumour mill is in full force today, with specs for Nokia’s next Lumia smartphone showing up everywhere. We have always been big fans of Nokia’s Lumia range – we love the great looking hardware and great Windows Phone interface, but it was let down somewhat by Windows Phone 7’s poor multitasking and slow uptake of apps. Microsoft is hoping to change that with Windows Phone 8, and Nokia is these days Microsoft’s new best friend.
The upcoming Lumia 820 and 920 will arrive in the near future – both sporting Windows Phone 8, with the 820 featuring a 4.3 inch screen, and the 920 a 4.5 inch screen. The 920 carries a similiar look to the older Lumia 900, while the 820 will have more rounded corners. The big news is that these phones will apparently have Pureview lens technology (remember that Nokia phone with the insane 41 Megapixel sensor?), but maybe not at the same level as the original PureView cameraphone – this time it will have a 8MP camera, but it will use some of the PureView tech for image stabilisation.
The new Lumias will apparently also support wireless charging through a charging pad, which is built on Qi technology. No need to put the phone in a case – it will be built into the hardware. Wireless charging is nothing new, with the now-defunct Palm supporting wireless on their Pre phones before they were bought over by HP. Samsung’s Galaxy S3 also supports an optional wireless charging kit, but Samsung has not yet released it. Most wireless charging solutions until now used optional hardware that needed to be bought – hopefully the Lumia 920 will arrive with the full wireless charging solution. The 920 will arrive with 32GB of storage, 1GB RAM and a dual core 1,5GHz processor. No news on the 820 specs though.