Nokia Lumia 920 OIS demonstration trumps the Samsung Galaxy SIII


Still wondering what all the fuss is all about? Well here’s a short video demonstrating the infamous OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) feature of the Nokia Lumia 920 PureView camera strapped to an RC car with a Samsung Galaxy SIII. The final verdict ? I won’t spoil the fun but let’s just say that the camera of Android’s flagship device isn’t really up to the task here. Video after the break:

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The Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 are Bluetooth 4.0 certified

The Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 which were initially announced to feature Bluetooth support up to version 3.1 have apparently been certified to be BT 4.0 compliant by the Bluetooth SIG yesterday. Both devices feature a B019734 Alpha engine controller subsystem designed by Nokia. What remains to be seen though is if the OS (WP8) as any kind of support for BT 4.0 in its current RTM version and if this will go to be unused until Microsoft finally adds support for it later down the road.

BT4.0 support would allow pairing and wireless communication with low power accessories like podometers and NFC like wireless syncing scenarios and payments. The Samsung ATIV S is currently listed as supporting BT 3.0 (unlike the SGSIII which is BT 4.0 so it wouldn’t surprise me if it is an OS limitation) while both the Windows Phone 8X and Windows Phone 8S by HTC only support BT2.1 + EDR.

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Nokia Lumia 920 launching in early November is select countries. LTE version exclusive to EE Network in the UK

The latest words on the streets is that the hotly anticipated Nokia Lumia 920 is set to launch in early November in most of the big countries worldwide (UK, Germany, France etc) and more precisely November 2nd in the US on AT&T’s network. (remember that WP8 is said to officially debut on October 29th) Smaller countries should see it landing later in the month or in the beginning of December. The just launched EE network in the UK (composed of Orange and T-Mobile LTE infrastructure) will offer the Nokia Lumia 920 LTE and Nokia Lumia 820 LTE as exclusives for a period of time.

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Nokia Lumia 920 specifications: Everything you wanted to know about the new PureView camera, PureMotion HD+ display and much more

 

What most of you have been waiting has finally arrived today with the announcement of the Nokia Lumia 920 Windows Phone 8 handset in NYC. The event was light on new WP8 software features but packed with hardware talk about the company’s new high-end model. Let’s start with the device’s hardware specification first. The Lumia 920 features a 4.5″ PureMotion HD+ IPS LCD with a resolution of 1280×768 just like I guessed a few days ago. The PureMotion HD+ is not some fancy marketing buzzword but some really interesting tech that Nokia has worked on to improve the response type of IPS panels. Nokia has been able to override the panels voltage to get the response time from 23ms down to 9ms which is now close to the 0ms of AMOLED panels.

Outdoor visibility has also been improved compared to older panels and here’s a photo comparing to the current best, the Lumia 900:

Finally here’s the PureMotion HD + display specification:

• Diagonal size: 4.5”
• Resolution: 332 pixels per inch (PPI)
• Pixel count: 1280×768 (WXGA HD+)
• Luminance control levels: 8bit i.e. 256 levels Grey-to-grey pixel transition time: average <9ms

Display architecture:

• In-Plane-Switching
• Overdrive
• Backlight LED driving with high luminance mode
• Sunlight readability enhancement algorithms
• ClearBlack technology
• Polarization filter
• Light time-out
• Ambient light detector
• Brightness control
• Orientation sensor
• Sculpted 2.5D glass
• Proximity sensor
• High Brightness mode
• RGB Stripe
• Sunlight readability enhancements
• Luminance 600 nits
• Aspect ratio 15:9
• Corning® Gorilla® Glass
• Color boosting
• Refresh rate 60 Hz

The Gorilla Glass is also curved like the Nokia N9 and Lumia 800 but more importantly feature a Synaptics ClearPad 3 touch controlled and digitizer allowing the user to use the device with gloves or even other objects. The rest of the specs can bee seen below after the break alongside the Nokia Lumia 820‘s:

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