As expected, Nokia announced two new Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) smartphones at Nokia World 2011 in London today. Lumia is the name that Nokia has given to the new WP phone series. Lumia 800 and Lumia 710 share the distinction of being first mobiles from Nokia stables having WP Mango as OS.
Nokia Lumia 800 – As seen in several leaks earlier, Lumia 800 completely mimics the N9 but the similarities ends here. It has completely different innards – be it hardware or software. Have a look –
OS – Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango)
CPU – 1.4 GHz, single core, MSM8255 Snapdragon processor, 3D Graphics HW Accelerator
Memory and RAM – 16 GB Mass storage memory only (Alas! No memory card support) plus 25 GB free SkyDrive online space from Microsoft, 512 MB RAM
Display – 3.7 inch, AMOLED ClearBlack, 800*480 pixel resolution, capacitive touch screen (However the screen Color Depth is given as only 16 bits!)
Camera – 8 Megapixel, Autofocus, Carl Zeiss Optics with Dual-LED flash, 1280*720p (30fps) video recording
Battery – BV-5JW, 1450mAh
Others – 3D Accelerometer, Bing maps, Micro SIM, Wi-Fi and CellID positioning, Internet Explorer 9 Mobile browser with HTML5 and hardware acceleration support, Mix Radio, Nokia Drive etc.
Availability – Lumia 800 will be available in France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and UK in November, with 31 leading operators and retailers. Later on it will be launched in Hong Kong, India, Russia, Singapore and Taiwan at the end of 2011. In rest of the world it will be available in early 2012
Expected price – €420 Approx. before taxes and subsidies.
Nokia Lumia 710 – It is a mid-range WP Mango phone that looks like a Nokia C6 (Symbian). However it has more powerful CPU and larger screen size than C6. Lumia 710 shares almost every feature with Lumia 800 except the following –
It is lighter (125 gm)
ClearBlack TFT display (No AMOLED)
24 bits Screen color depth
5.0 Megapixel Autofocus camera (No CarlZeiss lens), single LED flash
8 GB Mass storage memory
BP-3L 1300 mAh battery (Upto 7 hours of GSM talktime)
Above specs are by no means exciting as per today’s smartphone standards (4+inch screen size, 720p screen resolutions, super-AMOLED+ displays, 1GB RAM, dual-core CPUs etc). So how these devices perform in a fiercely competitive smartphone market, remains to be seen. What do you think?