A more detailed look at Nokia’s newly announced smartphones

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Nokia’s September event has come and gone and the company has revealed new devices, like the flagship Lumia 920 as well as the more entry-level Lumia 820.

There is a little more detail available on both handsets and why they’re special now that the fuss has died down a little. Starting on the flagship device, the 920’s display is a 4.5 inch Nokia PureMotion HD+ WXGA IPS LCD Super Sensitive touchscreen, with Nokia’s high brightness mode and Sunlight Readability Enhancements thrown in. The Sunlight Readability and high brightness mode is also shared by the 920’s little brother. The Lumia 920 is powered by Nokia’s largest battery ever at 2000mAh and, like the 820, it supports Qi wireless charging.

Nokia announced partnerships with regards to wireless charging accessories, including the Fatboy Recharge Pillow and then the retro-styled JBL PowerUP wireless docking station.

The Lumia 820 features interchangeable shells and Nokia’s 4.3 inch ClearBlack OLED WVGA 800×480 Super Sensitive touchscreen display. It boasts the same 1.5GHz Dual Core Snapdragon S4 processor as the 920 and both handsets sport 1GB of RAM. The 820 has 8GB of internal memory to the 920’s 32GB but the 820 can expand the onboard storage via a microSD card slot. The 820 has a slightly smaller 1650mAh battery and both phones will come with 7GB of free cloud storage on Microsoft’s SkyDrive service.

Both handsets utilise the Windows Phone 8 OS, with new features like Live Tiles – for real-time updates of whatever you think is most important – and the ability to easily sync between other Windows Phone 8 or Windows 8 devices, as well as the Xbox 360, built in. Internet Explorer 10, which is apparently much faster than before, and Microsoft Office apps will also come standard with the phones.

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