or Connect
AppleInsider › Forums › Mobile › iPhone › Nokia unveils Lumia 920 with 4.5" display, PureView camera
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Nokia unveils Lumia 920 with 4.5" display, PureView camera

post #1 of 239
Thread Starter 
Nokia on Wednesday announced its new flagship smartphone, the Lumia 920, with a 4.5-inch display, 1.5-gigahertz dual-core processor, and Microsoft's latest Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system.

The new Lumia 920 features a design similar to the previous Lumia 900 launched last year. But inside it has been upgraded with a 2,000mAh battery, near-field communications chip, integrated wireless charging, and an 8-megapixel camera that can shoot 1080p high-definition video.

The Finnish handset maker claims the Lumia 920 captures the highest quality video and images on a smartphone. Nokia's "PureView" technology is reportedly able to take in five times more light than competing smartphones without using flash.

Nokia has also boasted that its new Lumia 920 features what has been branded as "Super Sensitive Touch." The new curved glass touchscreen will allow use of the device while wearing gloves.

Also announced on Wednesday is the Lumia 820, a smaller 4.3-inch, lower-end device that has the same unibody look and feel as the larger Lumia 920. The handset has exchangeable shells that allow users to change colors or add wireless charging, and also allows users to input microSD cards.

Nokia
Nokia's new Lumia 920 (left) and Lumia 820 (right).


Nokia did not announce pricing or availability of its new Lumia series on Wednesday. However, the company said that its phones will be available in select markets in time for the holiday shopping season. Both phones will be available in 4G LTE and HSPA+ variants.



The unveiling of Nokia's new flagship handsets comes just a week before Apple is set to hold a media event where it is widely expected the company will introduce its next-generation iPhone with a larger 4-inch display. This week, Apple sent out invitations to the press declaring "It's almost here," with the Sept. 12 date casting a shadow in the shape of the number 5, hinting at the so-called "iPhone 5."
post #2 of 239

Still look too close to their old Lumia. And what woul they do for customers who bought 600, 800 and 900 who are now cut loose? Buyers ran away as soon as they heard that their old Lumia won't have software upgrade and non-English keyboards.

post #3 of 239
Quote:
Originally Posted by GadgetCanada View Post

Looks like a great phone. Also a unique product by Nokia and Microsoft. Samsung and HTC take note, it is possible to produce a great phone without copying Apple.

Agree - looks like a very nice device. Not sure about wireless charging - it is very convenient but supposedly very inefficient. What I'd  like is a stand or cradle with a magnetized connector. It would be great if the 9 pin connector in the new iphone could also be used with a charging base that didn't require 'penetration' in order to charge.

post #4 of 239

It looks fairly snappy, I'll give it that. Display looks nice, too.  Personally, though, I find the phone exterior ugly and I don't care for Windows on a phone.  Or on a PC.

 

Having said that, I'd buy this over Android any day.

post #5 of 239

Why is every Apple website reporting on this thing? Why do we care?

Originally posted by Relic

...those little naked weirdos are going to get me investigated.
Reply

Originally posted by Relic

...those little naked weirdos are going to get me investigated.
Reply
post #6 of 239

What happened to these colors?

 

post #7 of 239
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

Why is every Apple website reporting on this thing? Why do we care?

You can't ignore the competition.

post #8 of 239
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

Why is every Apple website reporting on this thing? Why do we care?

Many readers, including myself, care about the competitive field.  I'd feel ignorant if I didn't get a halfway decent look at the new Nokia product.

post #9 of 239

@Tallest Skil Are you so blinkered that you would not even consider something non-apple even if it was better.  How old are you?

post #10 of 239
Quote:
Originally Posted by bobborries View Post

What happened to these colors?

 

Candy-colored worked like a charm for N8 (lemon, blue, orange, red, pink, silver). Why not have another go if it worked? Lumia is meant to be the heir to N series anyway.

post #11 of 239

They keep releasing products no one is buying. 

post #12 of 239

Consumers want to know WHEN the new products will be available and HOW MUCH they will cost. Nokia, you screwed up again. Prepare to go under. Your stock is down 10%. LOL
 

post #13 of 239

Has a mention of battery life come up?

It is useless for sheep to pass laws outlawing carnivorism when the wolf is of a different mind.
Reply
It is useless for sheep to pass laws outlawing carnivorism when the wolf is of a different mind.
Reply
post #14 of 239
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

Why is every Apple website reporting on this thing? Why do we care?

It currently seems like the most compelling non-iPhone option (read: threat). Other than the GSIII, that is.

For your sake, I hope you're right.
Reply
For your sake, I hope you're right.
Reply
post #15 of 239
Impressive. Would love to compare photo from this phone with iPhone 5. But why no price and release date?
post #16 of 239
Quote:
Originally Posted by Quadra 610 View Post

They keep releasing products no one is buying. 

like macbooks and imacs no one is buying those...look at market share lol

"Apple people have no objectivity when it comes to criticism of Apple.." Lenovo X1 Carbon is out..bye bye MBAir

Reply

"Apple people have no objectivity when it comes to criticism of Apple.." Lenovo X1 Carbon is out..bye bye MBAir

Reply
post #17 of 239

This is probably an unpopular thought here but I like  what nokia presented here. Unless the the iphone 5 is different then what the mockups show  a windows phone 8 phone might be my next. I currently have an iphone 4s that I have had nothing but problerms with. Its already been repaired under warranty (bad power button) and now has the front camera fritzing out .

 

I just feel that apple hasnt been changing ios enough.

 

I do hope apple has done a better job of keeping the next iphone 5 a secret and that the current mockups are not even close. I am not of a big fan of the same width but longer screen.

post #18 of 239

This was a REALLY BOLD and COMPETITIVE move for Nokia a week before the announcement of the iPhone 5.

 

Because when people rethink their contracts, they'll have these features to mull over...

 

1. 8-megapixel camera that can shoot 1080p high-definition video - WITH IMAGE STABILIZATION
2. "PureView" technology allows shooting imagery without using flash.
3. "Super Sensitive Touch." - allow use of the device while wearing gloves.

4. Inductive charging

5. Mapping with Augmented reality - point the phone down a street and it SHOWS YOU the names of places, shops, bus stops, etc.
6. Even LOW-end phones get  exchangeable shells that allow users to change colors or add wireless charging, and also allows users to input microSD cards.

 

I'd call that stuff pretty innovative.

And why have this here on AppleInsider?
Because IF all Apple gives us is a 4" screen, LTE, and 3D mapping - this might very well END Apple's dominance of phones.

I'm not trying to down Apple, but after a while, what are we really getting for $199+ in the iPhone that is THAT different from the 2007 iPhone?

 
 
post #19 of 239
Originally Posted by qualar View Post
Are you so blinkered that you would not even consider something non-apple even if it was better.

 

Is the implication that you think this is better than Apple's offerings? Can you really say that until the 12th? Of course I look around at other things.

 

It's an Apple website. I just don't see much reason to report on the others unless there's some direct relation or comparison to Apple's offerings. And at the very least, it doesn't belong in the iPhone subforum, but many generic news postings in the phone industry wind up here, so that's just a difference of opinion. 


Originally Posted by LuxoM3 View Post
This was a REALLY BOLD and COMPETITIVE move for Nokia a week before the announcement of the iPhone 5.

 

I'd call that stuff pretty innovative.

And why have this here on AppleInsider?
Because IF all Apple gives us is a 4" screen, LTE, and 3D mapping - this might very well END Apple's dominance of phones.

 

Blah, blah, FUD, blah blah, gloom and doom… THIS is why I don't like seeing competitor crap here. Pulls the trolls even further out of the woodwork.


Edited by Tallest Skil - 9/5/12 at 9:50am

Originally posted by Relic

...those little naked weirdos are going to get me investigated.
Reply

Originally posted by Relic

...those little naked weirdos are going to get me investigated.
Reply
post #20 of 239
Quote:
Originally Posted by matrix07 View Post

... But why no price and release date?

 

They're doing the best they can but they're definitely playing defense.  I think they're punch-drunk from what Apple/iPhone have done to them.

post #21 of 239

Bold move indeed. But Is this also a do-or-die release for Nokia?

 

If this is a the swansong, it is a beautiful swansong.

post #22 of 239
Quote:
Originally Posted by delreyjones View Post

 

They're doing the best they can but they're definitely playing defense.  I think they're punch-drunk from what Apple/iPhone have done to them.

So they wait for Apple's prices then undercut that?

post #23 of 239
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fairthrope View Post

Bold move indeed. But Is this also a do-or-die release for Nokia?

If this is a the swansong, it is a beautiful swansong.

I think it's indeed do or die.
post #24 of 239
Quote:
Originally Posted by daylove22 View Post

14 yrs old at best..all his comments are childish and Apple can do no wrong. 

No, he's in 40's. Old enough to write cursive, use electric typewriters, slide rules and perhaps program QBasic. But growing old don't mean growing up these days.

post #25 of 239
Quote:
Originally Posted by delreyjones View Post

They're doing the best they can but they're definitely playing defense.  I think they're punch-drunk from what Apple/iPhone have done to them.

The price should be easy. 920 = iPhone 5. The lower one is $100 cheaper. But i guess they might wanna see how advance iPhone 5 is and change the price accordingly?
post #26 of 239
Quote:
Originally Posted by majortom1981 View Post

I do hope apple has done a better job of keeping the next iphone 5 a secret and that the current mockups are not even close. I am not of a big fan of the same width but longer screen.

There's gonna be another iPhone 5?! This wouldn't have happened if Steve Jobs were still here. :)

 

 

post #27 of 239
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

 

Is the implication that you think this is better than Apple's offerings? Can you really say that until the 12th? Of course I look around at other things.

 

It's an Apple website. I just don't see much reason to report on the others unless there's some direct relation or comparison to Apple's offerings. And at the very least, it doesn't belong in the iPhone subforum, but many generic news postings in the phone industry wind up here, so that's just a difference of opinion. 

 

Blah, blah, FUD, blah blah, gloom and doom… THIS is why I don't like seeing competitor crap here. Pulls the trolls even further out of the woodwork.

The implication is that these are items that will be considered by iPhone Consumers.

 

But until they ship (before the iPhone 5), they are just announcements in the wind.  But it's a data point.  Apple doesn't sell in a vacuum, and competition defines Apple.  I do think that MS and Nokia are not out to 'outspec' anyone.  4.5" is the realm of maximum size for a phone, and the rest, is really up to the consumer to determine if the implementation is better.   I like the concept of a phone that integrates with my life, rather than trying to integrate my life with my phone (the metro UI works I think in this small space... less so in a laptop/tablet/pad... but a 'glance and go' is what I want in a phone).

 

It belongs in the iPhone forum, and this is not a 'generic' newsposting, this is a competitor event.  It's defining the 'market' at least in terms of message (and while you may know believe it, Apple tunes its message, subtley, from what it thinks the market wants to hear, to blocking out the noise from the competition.

 

As for the trolls and gloom and doom.   let the trolls be trolls. pulling them out shines the light of 'reality' on them.   Light kills trolls.

post #28 of 239
Originally Posted by Fairthrope View Post
Old enough to write cursive… But growing old don't mean growing up these days.

 

Heck yes, I am. My cursive's gorgeous; far better than my print.

 

And if a few more adults kept the imagination of their childhood days during the time in their life when they can make their dreams reality, I think we'd all be better off. 

Originally posted by Relic

...those little naked weirdos are going to get me investigated.
Reply

Originally posted by Relic

...those little naked weirdos are going to get me investigated.
Reply
post #29 of 239

Yecch... hideous. It hurts the eyes to even look at those phones and displays. As Steve Jobs said of Microsoft, they just have no taste.

post #30 of 239
Quote:
Originally Posted by LuxoM3 View Post

This was a REALLY BOLD and COMPETITIVE move for Nokia a week before the announcement of the iPhone 5.

 

Because when people rethink their contracts, they'll have these features to mull over...

 

1. 8-megapixel camera that can shoot 1080p high-definition video - WITH IMAGE STABILIZATION
2. "PureView" technology allows shooting imagery without using flash.
3. "Super Sensitive Touch." - allow use of the device while wearing gloves.

4. Inductive charging

5. Mapping with Augmented reality - point the phone down a street and it SHOWS YOU the names of places, shops, bus stops, etc.
6. Even LOW-end phones get  exchangeable shells that allow users to change colors or add wireless charging, and also allows users to input microSD cards.

 

I'd call that stuff pretty innovative.

And why have this here on AppleInsider?
Because IF all Apple gives us is a 4" screen, LTE, and 3D mapping - this might very well END Apple's dominance of phones.

I'm not trying to down Apple, but after a while, what are we really getting for $199+ in the iPhone that is THAT different from the 2007 iPhone?

 
 

 

You forget NFC! It has NFC, and a 2000 mAh battery! But wait for Apple to bring the amazing new iPhone with... a new connectooooor!!! Aaaand it's thinneeer!!! It's magic!
post #31 of 239
Quote:
Originally Posted by AppleSince86 View Post

Yecch... hideous. It hurts the eyes to even look at those phones and displays. As Steve Jobs said of Microsoft, they just have no taste.

 

 

Maybe it's shades of the color themselves you hate?  If Apple released colored iPhones, it'll be freaking brilliant!  Get over it.

post #32 of 239
Quote:
Originally Posted by GadgetCanada View Post

Looks like a great phone. Also a unique product by Nokia and Microsoft. Samsung and HTC take note, it is possible to produce a great phone without copying Apple.

Where has HTC copied Apple?
post #33 of 239

I like the touch capabilities that allow it to work while wearing gloves or even using an object like a car key. Perfect for cold climates.

Life is too short to drink bad coffee.

Reply

Life is too short to drink bad coffee.

Reply
post #34 of 239

Why would you have someone who has a strong foreign accent advertise in ENGISH to english speaking audience.

 

There are thousands of out of work native english speaking actors and techheads that are pretty enough that could handle this promotional video.

 

I dont understand why companies do this, have a representative detail the product in there native language.

 

OK now everyone scream at me how I am a racist now....

Life is not measured by the breaths you take, but the moments that take your breath away. - GC
Reply
Life is not measured by the breaths you take, but the moments that take your breath away. - GC
Reply
post #35 of 239
Quote:
Originally Posted by DGNR8 View Post

Why would you have someone who has a strong foreign accent advertise in ENGISH to english speaking audience.

There are thousands of out of work native english speaking actors and techheads that are pretty enough that could handle this promotional video.

I dont understand why companies do this, have a representative detail the product in there native language.

OK now everyone scream at me how I am a racist now....

Samsung does that shit too...it's RETARDED.
post #36 of 239
Quote:
Originally Posted by DGNR8 View Post

Why would you have someone who has a strong foreign accent advertise in ENGISH to english speaking audience.

 

There are thousands of out of work native english speaking actors and techheads that are pretty enough that could handle this promotional video.

 

I dont understand why companies do this, have a representative detail the product in there native language.

 

OK now everyone scream at me how I am a racist now....

No, I agree with you on this.  You'd think it'd be common sense...

post #37 of 239
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fairthrope View Post

So they wait for Apple's prices then undercut that?

phones... can't really do that... it's all about the carriers... they pretty much set the price.   the unsub price can be a 'billion' dollars, as long as the carriers release it for $199/$299.

 

They key factor for these guys is setting a price competitive with Android.... remember, Android phones are 'owning' the phone market.  Nokia and MS hope they can build and sell this for less than an android phone, thus putting pressure on the carriers to maximize their profits ('if we sell this at $149, and subsidize it $325, vs an Android at 159/350... we make more money!").  

 

This is an Android Killer.  Apple wants WP8 and nokia to 'trifurcate' the market, so there is 40% Android, 30% Apple, and 20% Windows, and 10% everyone else (Hey there RIMM!!!), this will keep the apple ecosystem as a 'plural' choice, rather than the old 90% Windows ecosystem, making Apple's 6% share a 'withering option'.

 

and Remember, this market will grow for at least 5 more years at  30-50% year over year rate (as dumbphones convert, landlines erode, and as the WorldWide market grows).  

There is room for competition, as long as no one gets a super majority.

post #38 of 239
Quote:
Originally Posted by AppleSince86 View Post

Yecch... hideous. It hurts the eyes to even look at those phones and displays. As Steve Jobs said of Microsoft, they just have no taste.

 

and most people in the world has no taste... maybe Microsoft knows something....

post #39 of 239
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fairthrope View Post

Still look too close to their old Lumia. And what woul they do for customers who bought 600, 800 and 900 who are now cut loose? Buyers ran away as soon as they heard that their old Lumia won't have software upgrade and non-English keyboards.

People are going to say the same about the iPhone 5 compared to the 4/4S, but in general smartphones have become mature and we're not going to see too many radical hardware designs going forward. Once a manufacturer comes up with a unique look they'll probably stick with it.

post #40 of 239
Quote:
Originally Posted by DGNR8 View Post

Why would you have someone who has a strong foreign accent advertise in ENGISH to english speaking audience.

 

There are thousands of out of work native english speaking actors and techheads that are pretty enough that could handle this promotional video.

 

I dont understand why companies do this, have a representative detail the product in there native language.

 

OK now everyone scream at me how I am a racist now....

I don't think you're a racist, but maybe the guy works for Nokia? In any event, I could understand him perfectly.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: iPhone
AppleInsider › Forums › Mobile › iPhone › Nokia unveils Lumia 920 with 4.5" display, PureView camera