Nokia has launched the Lumia 920T which will be available to over 700 million subscribers of China Mobile.
The Lumia 920T is the first Windows Phone to be capable of operating using the TD-SCDMA network standard used by China Mobile.
According to Nokia, the Lumia 920T will be available on China Mobile at the end of the year for RMB 4,599 (about $740).
“We are delighted to partner with China Mobile, the world’s largest operator, to introduce China’s first Lumia based on Windows Phone 8. People around the world are responding positively to the new Lumia devices, and we’re confident that the enthusiasm will extend to China with the Lumia 920T,” said Stephen Elop, President and CEO of Nokia, in a statement.
“Our close cooperation with Nokia is a key contributor to the success of China’s TD industry, and will further enhance the rapidly growing TD ecosystem. We are excited about this important next step in our partnership, and we look forward to creating an even more vibrant TD industry together,” said Li Yue, President of China Mobile Communications Corporation.
The Lumia 920T boasts of Nokia’s Pureview technology’s advanced floating lens technology which makes the phone capable of taking in five times more light than competing smartphones without using a flash.
This makes it possible for people to capture clear, bright pictures and video indoors and at night, Nokia says.
Nokia also says that the Lumia 920T also has the world’s most sensitive touchscreen.
That coupled with the smartphone’s ClearBlack display technology offers better visibility in the brightest sunlight, the Finnish company says.
The Lumia 920T with Nokia navigation applications, including Nokia City Lens and we presume, the Here service.
“As the largest operator in China, China Mobile will play a significant role in bringing the Lumia experience to more Chinese consumers with its expansive TD network coverage,” Nokia said in its launch of the Lumia 920T.
The Lumia 920T is quite identical to the international Lumia 920 Windows Phone smartphone albeit tweaked to work on the TD-SCDMA standard.
It features the same 4.5-inch IPS LCD ClearBlack display with a resolution of 768 x 1280 pixels. This screen is covered by Corning Gorilla Glass 2.
Powering the smartphone is a dual-core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor sporting Krait cores, an Adreno 225 graphics processing unit, 1 GB RAM and 32 GB (sadly not expandable) internal storage.
The Lumia 920T comes with the same 8-megapixel rear camera with Carl Zeiss optics and Nokia PureView technology and 1.3-megapixel front camera that the Lumia 920 sports.