As Nokia gets ready to launch its flagship device—the Lumia 920—the company has unveiled the bands that will be supported by the phone in India, according to WM Power User. The most interesting thing to note in the listing is the device's compatibility with nine LTE bands.
This gives it a significant edge over the other big release of the year, the iPhone 5, which supports only five LTE bands. Another place where the Lumia 920 wins out is that it is pentaband WCDMA, as opposed to the iPhone 5 being quadband.
So many LTE bands, you won't know what to do with them!
The listing on Nokia's website was confirmed to be correct through a Twitter conversation between Nokia India and Notebook Grail.
Back in November, it was revealed that the Lumia 920, along with its smaller brother, the Lumia 820, will be coming to India in 2013. With the prices of the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 being released, we now have a vague idea about the pricing of the new Lumias when they are launched in India. The Lumia 920 is priced in Singapore at $899, which roughly translates to Rs 40,750, whereas and the Lumia 820 costs $699, which roughly translates to Rs 31,700. However, one should not expect the prices to be the same when the handsets come to India—the additional taxes could make the devices cost a bit more.
Nokia has a lot depending on the success of these handsets, and we expect them to launch an aggressive marketing campaign prior to the release of these handsets.
Nokia first took the wraps off its Lumia 920 at the Nokia World 2012 event in New York City. Featuring a polycarbonate body, the Nokia Lumia 920 packs in a Snapdragon S4 processor and a PureView sensor. It also comes with the Blink app, which is the smartphone's Burst mode. The smartphone will feature an LCD display, which is a little better than the HD displays available now.
The Nokia Lumia 920 includes the latest Nokia PureView camera, which the company claims captures five times more light than competing smartphones. It gives bright pictures without flash, even indoors and at night. It also features built-in wireless charging, making it easy to keep the battery topped up throughout the day.
The Nokia Lumia 820 offers exchangeable covers in a range of colours. Both phones have the option of wireless charging, a sensitive touchscreen and Nokia ClearBlack display technology. The Lumia handsets come with the full suite of Nokia navigation applications, including Nokia City Lens and Nokia Music that streams unlimited music directly to the phone.
You can read our hands-on with the Lumia 920 here, and the comparison between its camera and that on the iPhone 5 here.
Published Date: Dec 27, 2012 14:41 PM | Updated Date: Dec 27, 2012 14:41 PM