Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Nokia Lumia Icon for Verizon Wireless finally goes official

After leaving nothing to imagination thanks to numerous leaks, Nokia finally took the wraps off the Lumia Icon for Verizon Wireless. The LTE device with Windows Phone 8 will be available in the carrier’s retail stores on February 20 for $199.99 with a two-year contract.

Design-wise, the Nokia Lumia Icon looks a lot like its predecessor, the Nokia Lumia 928. The Verizon-exclusive device looks boxy compared to its internationally available siblings.

Nokia Lumia Icon official photos

The Nokia Lumia Icon features Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC with 2.2GHz quad-core CPU, 2GB of RAM and 32GB of built-in, non-expandable memory on board. The display is a 5” super sensitive ClearBlack AMOLED unit with Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) and pixel density of 441ppi.

The main camera of the Nokia Lumia Icon is a 20MP PureView unit with 1/2.5” BSI sensor, f/2.4, OIS, and a dual-LED flash. It is capable of capturing 1080p videos @ 30 fps.

Like its Lumia 1520 and Lumia 1020 siblings, the Nokia Lumia Icon can capture full resolution photos, as well as scaled-down, high-quality 5MP images for easier sharing. A host of preloaded software such as Nokia Camera, Creative Studio, Cinemagraph, etc. enhances the camera experience even further.

Connectivity of the smartphone includes Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, and USB 2.0. The phone will work with a nano-SIM card. Strangely for a US smartphone, the Lumia Icon has FM radio too.

The physical measures of the Nokia Lumia Icon are 137 x 71 x 9.8mm, while its weight tips the scale at 167 grams. The device is powered by a 2,420mAh battery with Qi wireless charging capability.


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