Nokia announced a slightly smaller Microsoft 8 phone called the Lumia 820 on Wednesday in New York City.
The news comes just one day after Apple announced its next-generation iPhone event on Sept. 12, heightening the need for rivals to come out with truly competitive devices.
The Lumia 820 features a 4.3-inch display, along with 1.5GHz dual-core S4 processor and a microSD slot. Other features include a 5-megapixel camera, NFC capabilities, 8GB of storage, Nokia Music access, City Lens and a variety of covers. But it doesn’t include PureView technology featured in the Lumia 900, Nokia’s new flagship device.
Both phones support wireless charging. Although details on pricing wasn’t announced, Nokia said the devices will launch in the fourth quarter.
The Lumia 900 supports wireless charging and Nokia’s PureView 41MP camera, along with a 1080p HD camcorder. Its “floating lens” optical image stabilization technology allows users to take sharp, crisp pictures even when it’s dim. Meanwhile, the camera now supports pinch to zoom, the ability to capture screen grabs and its lens button can “engage” other apps to assist with the photo experience.
The Lumia 920 packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor.
The company also introduced “Nokia City Lens” and “Nokia Maps,” true offline maps with augmented reality. By pointing the Lumia 900 at a city block, the phone reveals virtual “signs” beside the storefronts, with business and location information.