Nokia launched two flagship smartphones at its event earlier last month. One of them was the Lumia 820, apparently meant for the mid-range customers. The other was Lumia 920, definitely a high-end device which packed impressive hardware specs with an exceptionally good camera. Now, Nokia has announced a new smartphone, Nokia 810, exclusively for T-Mobile customers.
There was no mention of any such device at Nokia’s event, so this does come as a surprise. However, what is reassuring is that Lumia 810 shares most of the specifications of Lumia 820, except that it features a different design and outlook.
The design of Lumia 810 is more straight-forward, packing the same 4.3-inch OLED screen as Lumia 820 and an 8-megapixel rear camera. There’s also a 1.2-mp front-facing camera which ensures that you can use video chatting on the handset.
The obvious question is, why would Nokia choose to create a different variant of Lumia 820 for T-Mobile customers. Apparently, Lumia 810 has been designed specifically to work well with the high-speed HSPA+ network that T-Mobile offers, a capability which may be lacking in Lumia 820.
Lumia 810 also packs the regular coterie of Nokia’s features such as the Drive turn-by-turn navigation as well as Nokia Maps. For now, the carrier has announced that it will be launching Lumia in the ‘coming weeks’ which may well be a month or so. T-Mobile hasn’t divulged the pricing of the handset either, although we are hoping it to be rather humble given the mid-range specifications of the device.
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