Labelled “the world’s most innovative smartphone” by mobile phone-maker Nokia, the Nokia Lumia 920 is expected to hit South African shores in November this year, with local mobile networks including MTN and Vodacom adding their names to the list of operators globally ranging the flagship Windows Phone 8 device.
Nokia also promises that, after the Lumia 920 arrives in South Africa, the Lumia 820 will be available before the end of the year.
Both phones will be available in pentaband LTE with pricing, contract details and available colours being announced closer to the time they are expected to arrive in the country, Nokia said.
“With the first wave of Lumia we launched something completely new. We now have a range of four Lumia smartphones in the market and we have been very encouraged by the response from both consumers and our operator partners,” said Gerard Brandjes, vice president of Nokia. “We are seeing the same commitment behind the next wave of devices which underscores the momentum behind both Lumia, and the broader Windows ecosystem.”.
The Nokia Lumia 920 includes the latest advances in Nokia PureView imaging innovation, making it possible to capture clear, bright pictures and video indoors and at night. In addition to built-in wireless charging, the 920 also comes with Nokia City Lens, the latest addition to the Nokia location suite and the start of a new augmented reality experience.
The Nokia Lumia 820 is a snappy, mid-range smartphone that delivers high-end performance in a compact package. It comes with an exchangeable shell design, making it possible to select from a range of colours, but also to add wireless charging. Beneath the shell is room to insert a micro-SD memory card.