Nokia today revealed that its first two phones running Microsoft’s brand-new Windows Phone 8 OS, the Lumia 920 and the slightly lower-end Lumia 820, will go on sale in three European markets in the coming months.
The Finnish phone maker is now taking pre-orders in Russia for both devices, with availability set for the fourth quarter of the year, though Nokia did not reveal an exact date. The phones will also be available in Germany and Italy beginning in November, Nokia said.
As for pricing, Nokia is asking 24,990 rubles ($801) in Russia for the Lumia 920 and 19,990 rubles ($640) for the Lumia 820. In Germany, the Lumia 920 is priced at 649 euros ($836) and the Lumia 820 at 499 euros ($643). In Italy, the Lumia 920 is slightly more affordable at 599 euros ($771) while the 820 is the same as in Germany.
Users in Russia can pre-order the phones now; the Lumia 920 is available in yellow, red, white, or black and the Lumia 820 in red, white, and black.
Nokia unveiled the phones earlier this month at an event in New York City, where Nokia chief Stephen Elop said they create “the most personal smartphone experience.”
The Lumia 920 features a 4.5-inch curved glass WXGA IPS LCD display that boasts what Nokia called PureMotion HD+, which the company said is “better than HD resolution.” The Lumia 820, meanwhile, boasts a 4.3-inch, 800-by-400 display, built-in NFC, a 1650 mAh battery, Nokia location services like City Lens, and Nokia Music.