Nokia Lumia 820 announced with 4.3-inch display and exchangeable shellsAlex Wagner - Deputy Managing Editor, News Desk
Along with the Lumia 920, Nokia announced the Lumia 820 during its event in New York City today. The Windows Phone 8-powered Lumia 820 features the same 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor and 1GB of RAM as its Lumia 920 brother, but the Lumia 820's display is slightly smaller, measuring 4.3 inches and touting ClearBlack OLED tech and an 800x480 resolution. The Lumia 820 features an 8-megapixel rear camera with Carl Zeiss optics and dual LED flash, and its paired with a VGA shooter around front. Buried inside the Lumia 820, you'll find a 1,650mAh battery and 8GB of storage, and users that want more memory and add it using the Lumia 820's microSD slot.
One other big feature of the Lumia 820 is its exchangeable shells, which allow users to change the color of their handset and even add wireless charging capabilities. The Lumia 820 will be available in red, yellow, grey, cyan, purple, white and black. Like the Lumia 920, Nokia says that the Lumia 820 will be available in pentaband LTE and HSPA+ varieties. Also like the Lumia 920, though, the Finnish firm isn't announcing any availability details for the Lumia 820 today, simply saying that the device is expected to begin shipping later this year.
While the Lumia 820 is a bit more of a mid-range offering compared to the Lumia 920, it still looks like a respectable Windows Phone 8 device. It's got a handsome design and will be available in several colors (I'm digging the red, of course), and it's good to see that Lumia 820 users will be able to take advantage of wireless charging just like with the Lumia 920. Now we wait for Nokia to announce just when we'll be able to buy the thing and which carriers it'll be available on here in the U.S. Until then, you can find Nokia's announcement of both its new Lumia's right here.