Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 to include wireless charging

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Check out our reviews of the Nokia Lumia 820 and Nokia Lumia 920 Windows 8 phones. 

At the Nokia World event on September 5, Nokia will announce the debut of two smartphones: The Lumia 920 and Lumia 820. The Verge has the scoop on the hardware specs, and it looks like wireless charging will debut as a primary feature of both devices. 

Confirmed images of the Lumia 920 have been circulating around the Internet for some time now. And from what we can tell, the Lumia 920 would sport a 4.5-inch HD display, but other details have remained behind closed doors. Today, The Verge was the first to report the latest Lumia 920 specs. The Lumia 920 will have a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and come with 32GB of storage. The 4.5-inch display has also been confirmed.

As for the smartphone’s camera, Nokia calls it a “Pureview camera,” which debuted in the Nokia Pureview 808. That device boasted an impressive 41 megapixel camera (which in reality takes 35 and 38 megapixel photographs). But that megapixel monster will not be in the Lumia 920. Instead, the device will be outfitted with an 8 megapixel rear camera. The front facing camera will be fitted with a 1.3 megapixel camera.

The Lumia 820, on the other hand, whose images have also been leaked, will come with a 4.3-inch screen, 8GB of storage that can be expanded with a microSD card, a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, and 1GB of RAM. In other words, the Lumia 920 and 820 are very similar handsets.

Interestingly, the devices will be equipped with a wireless charging strip that will enable the Lumia 920 and its Lumia 820 to be charged wirelessly. The technology that Nokia will be reportedly using for wireless charging is the Qi wireless power standard, which makes it compatible with other Qi wireless charging accessories.

It’s unclear at this time whether wireless charging has been built in or users will be required to purchase an external cover for the feature to work. We’re leaning toward the former, and expect the wireless charging pad to come pre-packaged with the smartphones.

We’re expecting that both Nokia smartphones will begin selling to consumers sometime after the Windows Phone 8 launch on October 26.

See pictures of the wireless charging pad below:

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