Nokia announces its first two Windows Phone 8 handsets


New top-end Lumia 920 features 8.7MP camera with ‘floating lens’ technology, wireless charging and 4.5 inch screen

Nokia has unveiled its first two Windows Phone 8 devices at an event in New York, the Lumia 820 and Lumia 920 which feature upgraded cameras and wireless charging.

Using the firm’s PureView technology and its ‘floating lens’ the firm claims the 920 will let in five times more light, without using a flash, than most top-end smartphone cameras. It also uses the latest Nokia location tool, the City Lens, which overlays information about local outlets when pointed down a street.

The 920 features a 4.5 inch screen, runs on a dual core Snapdragon S4 processor, has an 8.7MP camera and 32GB of memory. The mid-range 820 has a 4.3 inch screen, uses the same processor, has an 8MP camera and 8GB of internal memory.

Both phones are available in a variety of colours and feature the ability to charge wirelessly on accessories such as wireless pillows and docking stations, along with charging plates which can be found in coffee shops in locations such as Heathrow Airport.

Nokia executive vice president of smart devices Jo Harlow said: “With the Nokia Lumia 920 we have made it possible to shoot pictures and video at home, outdoors, in a restaurant or even at night, and come out with professional-looking results.”