In case you didn’t know, Windows Phone 8 is just around the corner. And as a friendly reminder of that, both Nokia and Samsung have announced their flagship Windows Phones. Nokia announced the successors to the Lumia 800 and 900 in the Lumia 820 and 920. Samsung has opted to re-brand their Windows Phone line with the newest phone being named the ATIV S (before it was the Focus S):
First, lets talk about the Lumia 820: This mid-ranged WP8 device features a 4.3 in (800×480) ClearBlack display, a 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, 8 MP camera, NFC and wireless charging, and of course will be running the newest iteration of Microsoft’s mobile OS Windows Phone 8.
Now, lets get to what you’ve been waiting for: The Lumia 920 is packing a 4.5 inch (1280×768) PureMotion+ IPS display, a 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, 8.7 MP PureView camera (which features optical image stabilization), NFC and Qi wireless charging, a 2000 mAh battery, with Windows Phone 8 running the show.
While the Lumia 920 sounds impressive, so does the Samsung ATIV S. This WP8 device features a 4.8 in (1280×720) SAMOLED display, 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, 8 MP camera, NFC capabilities, 2300 mAh battery, with Windows Phone 8. The Samsung ATIV S is basically the Galaxy S3 converted over to WP8, which to me is a really good thing.
Out of all three devices, I am most excited for the Lumia 920 as Nokia themselves said that the 920 was their flagship phone and considering Nokia’s ties with Microsoft, it’s basically Windows Phone 8’s flagship phone. The beautiful design of the Lumia will finally be matched with high end specifications (unlike the previous Lumias) which will easily makes it one of the most anticipated phones of the year.
No release date or pricing information has been released regarding any of the three devices, but we expect the pricing to be around $200 with a 2-year contract with the devices coming out sometime in late October to early November. Of course this is just based off of what we’ve been hearing, so check back often for updated news!