Nokia announces the Lumia Icon Flagship Smartphone in USA

Do you know the biggest problem plaguing Windows Phone operating system?

No, the answer isn’t lack of apps (that’s an obvious issue probably due to late entry after the popular iOS and Android platforms).

Can you think of a flagship WP-based smartphone which can compete against Android devices like the Samsung Galaxy S4, LG G2, Sony Xperia Z1 and others?Nokia Lumia IconNo..because there aren’t any. That’s true, even if you want to get a high-end WP, you’re out of luck except the enormous Nokia Lumia 1520.

Well, that’s set to change soon with the launch of the Nokia Lumia Icon. It’s very similar to its sibling and boasts of powerful features.

Technical specifications of the Nokia Lumia Icon

Display

5-inch

1,920 x 1,080 pixels resolution, 441ppi

Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection

Processor

Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.2GHz

Adreno 330 graphics processing unit

Memory

2GB RAM

32GB internal storage, which unfortunately can’t be extended further

Camera

20MP PureView camera with Carl Zeiss optics

LED flash for taking images in low-light conditions

1.2MP camera at the front for video calls

Connectivity

2G/ 3G/ 4G network support

Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, NFC and GPS

Battery

2,420 mAh non-removable battery

Can be charged wirelessly

Pricing and availability information for the Nokia Lumia Icon

Nokia has announced the smartphone in exclusive partnership with Verizon, a telecom carrier based in US and will go on sale starting Feb 20th. It will be available for 199 USD with two-year contract. However, there’s no information whether it’ll be available in more countries.