Nokia Lumia 920: wireless charging, but only 8MP PureView?

Nokia Lumia 920: wireless charging, but only 8MP PureView?With just two days to go before the start of Nokia World, the leakometer has gone into overdrive, with a bunch of new details having emerged on the two Apollo handsets we heard about last week – the Lumia 820 and the Lumia 920.

The big eyebrow-raiser is that both will reportedly support wireless charging, but while the Lumia 920 will indeed be branded as a PureView device, as suggested last week, it won't be in anywhere near the same league as the 41MP Nokia 808 PureView.

Instead the Lumia 920 will boast just an 8MP camera, claims The Verge, with “several sources” having confirmed that the PureView label refers to advancements in image stabilisation and on-board camera software that the handset brings to the table.

We're not sure what to make of that, as surely giving a significantly lesser camera the PureView name devalues the prestige that the label currently carries?

We'll find out on Wednesday, so let's move on to wireless charging, which both the Lumia 820 and Lumia 920 PureView will support. Whispers to that effect have been doing the rounds for a while now, but the barn door has been burst open with the emergence today of a series of high-res images showing the charging pad in all its glory.

Both handsets are pictured separately getting their inductive charge on, though it remains to be seen whether Nokia has developed a proprietary system that will only work with its own devices, or a Qi-friendly device other wireless gadgets can draw juice from.

And to round it all off, we return to the Lumia 920 specifically with a few other choice specs that have emerged: a 4.5in HD (720p?) display, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 32GB of internal storage and 1GB of RAM.

Throw in what will surely be a very good camera indeed (even at a modest 8MP), some decent looks, Nokia's typical build quality and the much-improved Windows Phone 8 Apollo, and you know what – I'm actually starting to get a bit excited about Wednesday.

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JanSt / MOD  Sep. 3, 2012 at 19:17

How desperate is that? Inductive charging? Really? And the next person calling it 'wireless charging' gets spanked.
The 8MP "pureView" makes sense - anything that distracts from the enemy within is good by Elop. My lets-see-what-they-come-up-with thrill-o-metre just went from a healthy orange to oxidised mustard brown.
Still, give it Zune-free mass storage mode, decent battery life and the curved screen of the N9, and maybe ... maybe

Pondlife  Sep. 3, 2012 at 19:30

Yeah I was rather meh on the charging thing.
Was kind of expected that they'd put in a crippled version anyway I guess.
What's the scale on this metre?
So you've still more interest in this than Samsung's WP8 G3 clone?

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 3, 2012 at 20:29

I'd have to see the Ativ in action - the shots so far look very drab. Like a bricked sgs...
Also, I'm not inclined to reward Samsung for Kies and the time I wasted updating and uninstalling it over the years :p

On the other hand: there IS Elop... buying a WP Nokia device is a bit like kicking a kitten.

Ah, and: the Ativ is too big for my liking.

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 3, 2012 at 23:27

And the next person calling it 'wireless charging' gets spanked.
Really...? I didn't know we had such a good reward scheme here at Mobot ;).

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