Nokia Lumia 820 : News & Updates

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Is this the Nokia Lumia 820 ?


The same source which posted some photos of HTC’s upcoming tablet has now shared purported pictures of 2 upcoming Nokia Lumia smartphones. The image above points to Nokia Lumia 820 with a 4.3 inch screen. The handset seems to carry multiple colours ranging from the usual black and white to yellow, red, grey,blue and violet.

The design seems to follow the same principles of the Lumia family. The camera on the back carries a Flash and we can spot from Carl Zeiss branding as well on the far right. Nokia is expected to announce new phones running on Windows Phone 8 in New York on September 5 and the Lumia 820 might be one of the them. But the credibility of evleaks is not yet established , so it might be an impressive photoshop mockup.

Source : evleaks
Nokia fakes Lumia 820 PureView video, issues an apology for it

Yesterday, Nokia announced the Lumia 920 with a PureView camera, except here, PureView did not mean the pixel oversampling that we saw on the 808 PureView but rather the use of optical image stabilization to achieve steadier low light photos and videos.

To demonstrate this effect, Nokia released a video where they compared the effect of having and not having optical image stabilization side by side, the implication being that the video was shot on the new Lumia 920.
Turns out, that was not the case, as was later discovered by as well as The Verge, who found a reflection of a camera crew in a van using what was clearly a professional camera (or at least most definitely not the Lumia 920) to shoot the 'OIS ON' part of the video.


This meant that what we were supposed to believe was Nokia's super awesome optical image stabilization at work was just actually just a professional video camera.
Now we expect some amount of deception in advertisements but that's for fancy press images. While talking about sample images and video we expect them to be the actual content captured from the device otherwise it defeats the purpose, which is why it was a disappointment to see Nokia fiddle with that. Nokia should have let their brand new product do the talking instead of relying on a professional tool to make things look nicer. Or at least provide a warning in the video so we know what we are really looking at.
Fortunately, Nokia has been quick to issue an apology, saying that the video was not shot on the Lumia 920 but rather "simulated" to give an idea as to what OIS on the Lumia 920 would look like. They have also released another video and this time it actually is from the Lumia 920, they say.

The new video looks impressive and makes us wonder why Nokia didn't use the actual phone to shoot the previous video. Maybe it would not have been as stable as the professional camera but it'd have still looked good and more importantly, be truthful.

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