It was really no surprise that Nokia would be bringing a high end Lumia to Verizon to replace the Lumia 928 and today we see the official announcement of the Nokia Lumia Icon. Unlike the larger 6 inch display Nokia Lumia 1520 that disappointed me on AT&T, Nokia scaled this one down with a five inch display constructed using aluminum and ceramic materials.
I found the Lumia 1520 too large to be very useful in day-to-day usage, had a poor side button design, and then AT&T took out the Qi wireless charging capability. The Nokia Lumia Icon looks to avoid these issues with a smaller display, high quality construction, and Qi charging integration.
CNET has a full review of the Nokia Lumia Icon.
Specifications for the Nokia Lumia Icon include:
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core 2.2 GHz processor
- 5 inch 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution ClearBlack Gorilla Glass 3 display (441 ppi)
- 2GB RAM and 32GB integrated storage
- 20 megapixel PureView camera with Carl Zeiss optics and OIS
- 4 microphones for advanced recording and audio functionality
- Bluetooth 4.0 and 801.11 a/b/g/n/ac WiFi
- 2420 mAh battery
- Qi charging support
- Dimensions of 137 x 71 x 9.8 mm and 167 grams
As you can see this is an attractive phone and I am seriously considering adding a Verizon line again to pick one of these up. I love the Lumia 925 design, but the Lumia Icon may top that and I can't wait to get my hands on one.
The Nokia Lumia Icon will be available on Thursday, 20 February, for $199.99 with a two year contract. You can pre-order it at Microsoft and get a free charging accessory too.
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