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WP Central Visual size guide to handsets Windows Phone 8

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Nokia has revealed that its latest Windows Phone 8 smartphones, unveiled earlier this month, will go on sale in November 2012, just in time for the holiday season.

Newsday reported that Nokia has finally released some pricing information for its next generation Lumia series phones – Lumia 920 and Lumia 820. The pricing is competitive and pitches the upcoming devices up against rivals Samsung Galaxy S3 and Apple’s new iPhone 5.

Nokia will release the new Lumia smartphones in important European markets first, which is quite understandable considering that its headquarters are based in Europe. It is learnt that the pricing will vary slightly from region to region. Commenting about Nokia’s released information, Newsday writes:

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We’ve seen a few Windows 8 phones in the flesh, namely the HTC 8X and 8S, plus Nokia’s Lumia 920 and 820, but no one’s had a chance to thoroughly poke around Microsoft latest and greatest yet. Until now that is; courtesy of a leaked, final WP8 SDK, meet Windows Phone 8.

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Central Park low light test

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ATIV S vs. Lumia 920 vs. 8X

Here are some comparisons of the three mentioned Windows 8 phones

Windows Phone 8X Samsung ATIV S Nokia Lumia 920
Pricing TBA TBA TBA
Known Dimensions 132.3 x 66.2 x 10.1 mm 137.2 x 70.5 x 8.7mm 130.3 x 70.8 x 10.7mm
Weight 130 g 135 g 185 g
Screen size 4.3 inches 4.8 inches 4.5 inches
Screen resolution 1,280 x 720 (341 ppi) 1,280 x 720 (306ppi) 1,280 x 768 pixels (331ppi)
Screen type Super LCD 2 Super AMOLED HD PureMotion HD+ IPS LCD
Battery 1,800mAh 2,300mAh 2,000mAh
Internal storage 16GB 16/32GB 32GB
External storage None microSDXC to 64GB None
Rear camera 8 MP, AF, LED Flash, f/2.0 8MP, AF, LED Flash 8.7MP, AF, LED flash, OIS f/2.0
Front-facing cam 2.1MP, Ultra-Wide Angle 1.9MP 1.3MP
Video capture 1080p 1080p 1080p
NFC Yes Yes Yes
Radios GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 ; WCDMA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 ; HSDPA ; LTE (bands tba) GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900; HSPA+ 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900;HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100; LTE 800 / 1800 / 2600 / 900 / 2100
Bluetooth v 2.1+EDR v3.0 v3.1
SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM 8960 Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM 8960 Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM 8960
CPU 1.5GHz, dual-core 1.5GHz, dual-core 1.5GHz, dual-core
GPU Adreno 225 Adreno 225 Adreno 225
RAM 1GB 1GB 1GB
MHL No No TBA
WiFi Dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n Dual-band 802.11 a/g/b/n 802.11 a/b/g/n
Operating system Windows Phone 8 Windows Phone 8 Windows Phone 8

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Video of the Lumia 920 taking pictures with very little light.

 

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