Ahead of the iPhone 5 announcement next week, all of Apple’s competitors are churning out product unveiling in rapid succession with the hope that consumers will turn their attention away from the market leader, at least just for a moment. After Sony, LG, and Samsung, its Nokia‘s turn this morning with the new Lumia 920 smartphone. The brand’s flagship model, the Nokia Lumia 920 is also one of the first with Microsoft’s new Windows Phone 8 operating system. Thanks to a fast 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual core processor and a 768 x 1280 resolution PureMotion HD+ display, Nokia’s answer to Apple’s Retina Display, the company claims the phone to be class leading in speed and display technology. And even though its PureView camera system isn’t like the 41-megapixel one found on the Nokia PureView 808 smartphone, you still have a 8.7-megapixel image sensor with Carl Zeiss optics capable of full 1080p HD video recording at 30fps. There is also a front facing 1.2-megapixel camera with 720 HD video capture ability. Known for its well thought out peripherals, Nokia is adding wireless power charging, based on the Qi standard, to the Lumia 920.
Comes in 5 variations of color, at least initially, the Nokia Lumia 920 will be available at select countries by the end of this year.