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Nokia Lumia Icon officially confirmed in US

By Simon Thomas on 13th February 2014

Nokia Lumia Icon

Nokia Lumia Icon is hitting Verizon Wireless in the US later this month

 

We all knew it was coming after Verizon accidentally leaked the smartphone on its website, but Nokia have now officially unveiled the Nokia Lumia Icon , which was previously refereed to as the Lumia 929.

 

The premium 5-inch Windows Phone 8 smartphone will land in Verizon stores on February 20th in the US and is priced at $199 on a two-year contract. It's looking like the Lumia Icon is a US exclusive - with no mention of a launch in other markets in the official release.

 

The Nokia Lumia Icon has a 5-inch 1080p display (1920*1080 pixels) giving it a pixels-per-inch rating of 441. It also comes with Nokia's Super Sensitive, Outdoor Readability and ClearBlack display technology, meaning you can easily view the display outdoors, use the touch-screen when wearing gloves and enjoy deep blacks and excellent contrast.

 

The smartphone is powered by quad-core 2.2 GHz processor, has 2GB of RAM and comes with 32GB of on-board storage (no microSD support). Nokia have packed in a 20 mega-pixel Pureview camera with optical-image stabilisation and dual-LED flash.

 

The Nokia Lumia Icon has dimensions of 137 x 71 x 9.8mm and weighs 167g - and we can't help feeling that's a bit on the chunky side and a little too heavy. It does however come fully-connected; supporting 4G LTE, WiFi, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 and Qi wireless charging and packs in a a 2420mAH battery.

 

 

Are you disappointed that Nokia's Lumia Icon looks set to be exclusive to the US?

 

Then you'll be pleased to hear that Nokia look set to unveil another flagship 5-inch smartphone with an even better specification at MWC 2014. Given that the event takes place in Spain we can be pretty confident it'll launch across Europe, including the UK.

 

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