We just got our hands on the Nokia’s new flagship Windows Phone 8 device, the Nokia Lumia Icon, a beautifully crafted 5 inch Smartphone that debuts a wonderful looking 5 inch Full HD display that uses the latest Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and Nokia’s new ClearBlack technology. Let’s check out the raw specifications:
Nokia Lumia Icon Specifications:
- Full HD 5″AMOLED (1080 x 1920) Display
- Corning Gorilla Glass 3 with ClearBlack Technology
- Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 at 2.2GHz
- 2GB RAM
- 32GB Internal Storage
- 20 MP ‘PureView’ Rear Camera/2MP Front
- 4 Microphones
- 2,420 mAh Battery
- Wireless Charging
- Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, GPS
- Windows Phone 8
- 167 grams
As you can see the technical specifications are actually pretty comparable to most 5″flagship devices available right now. The Samsung Galaxy S4 and Nexus 5 feature 1080p displays running on Snapdragon 800 processors for example. But Nokia are arguably pushing to the front in terms of the display itself which uses Corning Gorilla glass coupled its own ClearBlack technology. It also packs an excellent quality 20MP camera with Carl Zeiss optics and a dual LED flash.
Nokia describes ClearBlack as a technology that reduces reflections and improves image quality, especially when using the device outdoors. ClearBlack enhances the contrast by making sure the blacks you see are as black as possible. In the video(above) Sascha describes the home screen as ‘floating’ and you can kind of see what he means. The effect ClearBlack has is similar to polarized glasses, where reflections are taken away, but the vividness of the image is improved. It’s certainly looks impressive.
The Nokia Lumia Icon is without doubt exceptional in at least one sense, it’s the first Windows Pone 8 device to pack a Full HD 1080p display into a 5″ form factor. It will be a Verizon exclusive for the time being, but we are already seeing rumors that the device will be available globally as the Lumia 929 later this year.