Back in January, we shared with you about the upcoming Nokia Lumia Icon smartphone which briefly appeared on US Telecom operator Verizon’s website and went on to reveal almost everything about the device. And today, the Nokia Lumia Icon has been announced officially and the smartphone packs in the best of the Nokia Lumia 1520 but in a much compact 5 inch frame and will remain exclusive to Verizon.
The Nokia Lumia Icon packs in a 5 inch full-HD OLED display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels which will give users a stunning pixel density of 441 PPI and also combined with the Nokia Black technology, the experience is expected to be great. The smartphone is also powered by a powerful 2.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor coupled with 2 GB of RAM. The device runs on the Windows Phone 8 GDR 3 OS with the Nokia Black update while there is 32 GB of internal storage but the microSD card slot is absent.
The Nokia Lumia Icon carries the same 20 megapixel auto focus camera with dual-LED flash as on the Nokia Lumia 1520 and comes with Optical Image Stabilization and good low-light imaging. Also, the device comes with 4 microphones for the Rich Recording. Going by the connecitivity options, the Nokia Lumia Icon has 2G, 3G, 4G LTE, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Qi Wireless Charging capability in-built, FM Radio and 3.5mm audio jack. There is a powerful 2420 mAh battery which will provide the necessary juice to keep the smartphone running. All of this is packed in a 9.9mm thick aluminium body while weighing about 166 grams.
Prospective buyers will have to shell out $199 for a 2 year contract from Verizon and the Nokia Lumia 1520 will be available starting 20th February.
We are also expecting the company to announce a couple of more devices including the much talked about, Nokia Normandy which will run on ‘forked’ Android at the upcoming Mobile World Congress.
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