Nokia Lumia 920T for China Mobile and Nokia Lumia 620 Windows Phone 8 phones announced

Nokia has just announced two new Windows Phone 8 handsets today. The first one was expected to arrive sooner rather than later but the second one comes as a really surprise. The China Mobile bound Nokia Lumia 920T is the Chinese variant of the 920 but incorporates a TD-SCDMA radio and powered by the recently announced MSM8226 / MSM8626 which incorporate an Adreno 305 GPU.

The surprise Windows Phone 8 handsets is the Nokia Lumia 620 which is the company’s new low-end WP8 device feature a 3.8 inch WVGA LCD screen, a 1Ghz Dual Core Snapdragon S4 Plus SoC, 512MB of Ram, 8GB of storage extendable with the Micro-SD slot, 5Mpix camera, interchangeable back-cover with NFC all for the super low price of $249 / €199 (available in Q1 2013).

Nokia Lumia 620 Specifications:

  • Networks: WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100
    GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
  • Display: 3.8” TFT WVGA 800×480, ClearBlack
  • Memory: 512MB RAM (8GB internal memory, Micro SD support up to 64GB)
  • Camera: 5Mpix autofocus, LED flash; Video capture: HD 720p@30fps; VGA front camera
  • Size & weight: 115.4 x 61.1 x 11.02 mm; 127g (including battery)
  • Connectivity: NFC, WLAN 802.11 a/b/g/n 2.4Ghz + 5Ghz, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS/A-GPS, Glonass, micro-USB, 3.5mm audio connector (AHJ + WP Controls)
  • Processor: 1 GHz Dual Core Snapdragon (TM) S4
  • Battery Talk time: (GSM/WCDMA) Up to 14.6 h/ up to 9.9 h; Standby time: Up to 330 h

Nokia Lumia 920T press release:

Nokia Partners with China Mobile to Launch the Lumia 920T, the First TD-SCDMA Windows Phone

GUANGZHOU – Nokia and China Mobile today announced the Lumia 920T, the first TD-SCDMA Windows Phone in China. With advanced location services, photography innovation, and fast mobile browsing on China Mobile’s 3G network, the Lumia 920T offers Chinese consumers the most innovative smartphone experience.

“We are delighted to partner with China Mobile, the world’s largest operator, to introduce China’s first Lumia based on Windows Phone 8. People around the world are responding positively to the new Lumia devices, and we’re confident that the enthusiasm will extend to China with the Lumia 920T,” said Stephen Elop, President and CEO of Nokia.

“Our close cooperation with Nokia is a key contributor to the success of China’s TD industry, and will further enhance the rapidly growing TD ecosystem. We are excited about this important next step in our partnership, and we look forward to creating an even more vibrant TD industry together,” said Li Yue, President of China Mobile Communications Corporation.

The Lumia 920T uses Pureview’s advanced floating lens technology, and takes in five times more light than competing smartphones without using a flash. This makes it possible for people to capture clear, bright pictures and video indoors and at night.

The Lumia 920T also has the world’s most sensitive touchscreen, and thanks to Nokia’s ClearBlack display technology offers better visibility in the brightest sunlight. The Lumia 920T also comes with the full suite of Nokia navigation applications, including Nokia City Lens.

As the largest operator in China, China Mobile will play a significant role in bringing the Lumia experience to more Chinese consumers with its expansive TD network coverage. Lumia 920T’s powerful dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, partnered with China Mobile’s high-speed 3G network, is set to deliver fast data connectivity. In addition to the rich applications available in Nokia’s Marketplace, Lumia 920T users will enjoy the additional benefit of access to Mobile Market, China Mobile’s application store, offering a large range of applications and services tailored for Chinese people, and an easy shopping experience

Strong, Growing Ecosystem

To further drive momentum of China’s Windows Phone ecosystem, Nokia and Air China today announced a strategic partnership which lets consumers enjoy wireless chargers in Beijing Airport VIP lounges. Furthermore, Jiepang announced a service that lets consumers enjoy great deals by simply tapping their Lumia 920T using NFC in some outlets in Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou.

Nokia demonstrated its commitment to local developers and entrepreneurs by launching the Nokia Experience & Innovation Center (NEIC), the Academy Program and most recently the Booster Program in partnership with the government and other companies. These initiatives provide fledgling innovative Internet developers and entrepreneurs with business advice, technical support and a low-cost operating environment in which to grow, helping them turn their ideas into applications. These programs will also continue to drive and support the increasing amount of grassroot innovation, further boosting the Windows Phone ecosystem in China.

Price and Availability

The Lumia 920T will be available for order by the end of the year. It will retail at RMB 4599 without contract and come in four colours; black, white, yellow and red.