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This article was published on September 5, 2012

Hands-on with Nokia’s new Lumia 820 [Photos]

Hands-on with Nokia’s new Lumia 820 [Photos]
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We’ve digested the ‘Switch to Lumia’ keynote and also had time to take a look at Nokia’s new Lumia 920 flagship. Luckily for us (and hopefully you), we were able to take a look at the Lumia 820 too, a device that is able to match its bigger counterpart in many areas.

Like the Lumia 920, the Lumia 820 runs Windows Phone 8 and is powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm S4 processor. It has a 4.3in Clearblack 480 x 800 display, 1GB RAM and houses a slot for microSD cards, alongside a standard 8GB of internal storage. For photographers, the Lumia 820 also has an 8 megapixel camera on the back, enhanced with Carl Zeiss optics, as well as full HD (1080p) video capture at 30 frames per second.

Visually the Lumia 820 uses a new, interchangeable shell design, allowing consumers to switch between a striking array of colours at any time. Confirmed colors so far are red, yellow, grey, cyan, purple, white and black – plenty of options for anyone who easily gets tired of their smartphone’s appearance.

Wireless charging also comes to the Lumia 820, but you’ll need a special shell case to enable it.

While we press for more hands-on time with the device, why not whet your with apetite by looking at our gallery embedded below and read all about the new handset here: