The Windows Phone 8 army is coming. By the looks of it, it seems to be coming in quite a large number. At the start of the IFA 2012 event, Samsung took the wraps off the world’s first Windows Phone 8 handset dubbed the Samsung ATIV S. It appears the Finnish brand is preparing some handsets that feature capabilities that are surely going to stand out of the crowd. According to a recent report by The Verge, the upcoming flagship phone from Nokia, the Lumia 920, will have wireless charging, thus paving the way for future charging of handsets.
As per the report, the author, Tom Warren notes, “Nokia will introduce its latest Lumia 920 handset at a special event with Microsoft on Wednesday September 5th, we have learned. Images of the Lumia 920 leaked last week and we have been able to confirm them with multiple sources. The Lumia 920 will be Nokia's new flagship Windows Phone and will include some impressive hardware specifications to match. According to sources familiar with the company's Windows Phone plans, Nokia is packaging wireless charging with its Lumia 920”.
The website explains that this wireless charging will take place by using an inductive method in which contacts are lined up on a charging pad to the device. They state, “We're told it will support the Qi wireless power standard — making it compatible with other wireless charging products”
The Verge also lists some of the other specifications that are expected to feature in this upcoming Windows Phone 8 flagship phone from Nokia. The handset will feature 32GB internal storage, 1GB RAM and a 1.5GHz dual-core processor. The display featured here will be a 4.5-inch HD display.
A short video clip that portrayed a girl on a cycle had appeared recently. If we had to make a calculated guess, we would think it had something to do with Nokia’s PureView technology, which was first introduced with the 808 PureView. Commenting on this feature, The Verge states, “One rumored aspect of the Lumia 920 is a PureView camera. We can confirm that Nokia will indeed brand its Lumia 920 camera as PureView, but that the camera will be an 8-megapixel one — not the 41-megapixel one found on the company's 808 PureView handset. Nokia is focusing on marketing the Lumia 920 as PureView thanks to some advancements in image stabilization and camera software that it plans to ship on the device. The front of the device will also include a 1.3-megapixel camera”.
Apart from these features, we can tell from the leaked images that the handset will come in more than one colour option. This is in line with most other smartphones from Nokia, which it launches in vibrant hues.
As of now, nothing else is known about this handset. But we are sure that in a few short hours, when Nokia host its event, all this and more will be unveiled.