Nokia has seen its smartphone share sitting in the doldrums in the last few years losing massive ground to the likes of Apple and Samsung, and was often refereed too as a company that made great phones but with terrible operating systems. The company then decided to ditch its Symbian software in favour of Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform, and the latest Nokia Lumia 920 release is seemingly going well.
According to a report via Yahoo China the company has supposedly received 2.5 million orders for the Lumia 920 that equates to more than the rest of the Lumia range altogether during the third quarter of this year.
There have been numerous reports of the handset selling out in certain countries such as Australia and Japan, and at the time of writing the cyan and yellow version on Amazon.com is showing out of stock with the black model saying due to demand the device could take longer than two weeks to ship.
If these figures prove to be accurate it will be welcome news for Nokia as for the last few years the company has relied on sales of its feature phones in emerging markets to keep its sales ticking over.
The handset has only been available for a short while and these figures may just be for orders received from various third party sellers and carriers around the world instead of physical sales to the public, but the device offers consumers a worthy alternative to the iPhone or Android hardware.
In the US the device is currently exclusive to AT&T and the carrier is making a big push marketing the device, and for your money you get a device with a 4.5-inch IPS TFT touchscreen that has a resolution of 1280 x 768.
Under the hood is a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon dual core Krait chip coupled with 1GB of RAM and 32GB of non-expandable storage. The company has long been famous for supplying quality cameras on their smartphones, and the Lumia 920 doesn’t buck this trend with an eight megapixel rear shooter with the award winning PureView technology, while around the front is a 1.3 megapixel camera.
This is all packed into a form factor of 130.3mm x 70.8mm x 10.7mm and weighing 185 grams, but we will have to wait for official results from Nokia themselves to gauge how well the Lumia 920 is actually doing. Source via Google Translate.
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