Nokia Lumia platform overview

Nokia Lumia: Signature experiences

Our vision is about creating great mobile products that sense the world, adapt to users, and make life easier. And together with Microsoft, our brand partners, and developers, we’re building relevant offerings for consumers in all corners of the world.

Nokia Lumia phones run the Microsoft Windows Phone operating system — the most differentiated mobile software platform out there. Windows Phone enables us to push the envelope of innovation while providing consistency and safety for consumers. Nokia Lumia has quickly established itself as the leader in the Windows Phone device market. To extend this leadership position, we’re focusing on five key areas: design, imaging, context, entertainment, and location.

What’s more, we’ve entered a new phase of convergence with the introduction of a tablet, the Nokia Lumia 2520. This convergence ensures that consumers can enjoy and cross-use Nokia-differentiating experiences on all Lumia devices and accessories in the most convenient way. Here are some great examples of our achievements in our areas of focus:

We have won several design and innovation awards for our Lumia smartphones. Here’s just a sampling:

  • Red Dot Award 2013: Product Design — Nokia Lumia 620 and 820
  • Best Budget Smartphone of Mobile World Congress 2013 (Laptop Magazine) — Nokia Lumia 520
  • iF award for outstanding design 2012 — Nokia Lumia 920

We were first to deliver optical image stabilisation in a smartphone and a 41-megapixel sensor with high-resolution zoom, originally on Symbian and then on Windows Phone. We also deliver leading low-light-imaging capabilities and an easy-to-use camera app for capturing literally more than the eye can see.

With the new portfolio of context-aware Nokia Lumia devices, enabled by Nokia SensorCore technology, we’re empowering consumers to get more out of their lives with mobile data.

The Nokia MixRadio music-streaming service boasts a catalogue that’s both deep and wide. The free service is a leader in several large markets, including India.

HERE Maps is the platform of choice for many automotive-map apps, Microsoft Bing maps, and, of course, every Nokia product with Windows Phone, where it’s coupled with developer-friendly APIs.

Bigger with Windows Phone 8.1

Windows Phone 8.1 brings with it a whole host of updates, improvements and new APIs, which are now 80 per cent converged with desktop Windows APIs. The API convergence creates unique new opportunities for you to address both environments with a single tool chain, even with shared projects and code.

Updates in Windows Phone 8.1 include the new Action Center, business features, Internet Explorer 11 with pinnable Live Tiles, WinJS, Social Apps, Contracts, and even more opportunities to surface your app in user context.

Windows Phone UserVoice is a popular channel through which developers and consumers alike provide feedback on Windows Phone features, and the 8.1 release shows Microsoft is listening. For example, Quick Actions, Start screen changes, SD card storage for apps – which are now available in Windows Phone 8.1 – were among the top requested features.

A leading portfolio

With our full range of Lumia products, we offer unique combinations of experiences that serve a variety of consumer needs. Those signature experiences build on the fluid, modern user interface of Windows Phone, with Live Tiles, Push notifications, and lenses all working together to drive consumer engagement.

Nokia Lumia offerings range from the extremely popular Lumia 520 smartphone to the Lumia 1520 large-screen smartphone and the Lumia 2520 tablet — all delivering great user experience.

This great experience means more opportunity for you as an app developer. With Nokia Lumia, the smooth user experience and frustration-free app-discovery features inspire consumers to try out more apps. That’s because they’re confident that apps they find in the Windows Phone Store will work on their devices.

The Nokia Lumia 930: Iconic smartphone that adapts to your life

Nokia Lumia 630

This is an iconic, beautifully crafted and engineered device that takes full advantage of the new Windows Phone 8.1 platform, including FullHD screen, quadcore processing, and comes with PureView 20-megapixel imaging and SensorCore.

The Nokia Lumia 630: High end experience in an affordable package

Nokia Lumia 630

Nokia Lumia 630 provides the same fluid, seamlessly integrated Windows Phone 8.1 experience in a sleek, sculpted, colourful body and is available in several configurations, including smart dual-SIM 3G.

The Nokia Lumia 1520: Storytelling gets better on a supersized smartphone

For work and play, the Nokia Lumia 1520 smartphone packs a 6-inch, 1080p, full-HD display with super-sensitive touch and features optimised for business, browsing, location services, videos, games, and more. Its large screen enables people to see more and do more for both work and fun, while its 3400mAh battery and integrated wireless charging ensure time to play after a full day’s work.

With a 20-megapixel PureView camera, consumers get all of our leading imaging experiences. Powered by Lumia Black software, the start screen and productivity apps have been optimised to take full advantage of the additional screen real estate. As a developer, you can let the powerful Windows Phone UI framework handle scaling in your apps or you can handle it yourself by adding code to optimise scaling.

The Nokia Lumia 1020: An iconic smartphone that captures more moments

With the Lumia 1020, consumers can capture more of the moment and more details in still images and video. With its 41-megapixel sensor, 4x high-resolution zoom, and full-HD video, there’s no compromise in image or video quality.

Nokia Rich Recording enables discovery of sounds and movement in audio capture — great audio quality without distortion, even at 140 decibels. On the development side, all of this magic is provided “for free”: By using high-level APIs for capturing, you can create apps that capture distortion-free audio in places like concert venues or airports.

The Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet: Unmistakably Lumia

Just like the rest of the Lumia portfolio, the Lumia 2520 tablet is all about bringing to life the core Lumia experiences of design, imaging, entertainment, and location.

One experience for everything in life, powered by Windows RT 8.1

The Lumia 2520 gives consumers the freedom to do more on the move, thanks to 4G LTE, and it equips them with more on the move than any other tablet. This Windows RT-based tablet comes with great imaging capabilities and the Nokia Storyteller app, previously unseen in tablets, making it unique in the crowded tablet space.

Windows RT 8.1 is an operating system designed for tablets and light PCs, providing the power to edit, create, and share content on the go. It’s the foundation of a true mobile PC without compromise, with built-in productivity apps such as Microsoft Office.

The Nokia Lumia 520: Windows Phone at an affordable price

While our category-leading Nokia Lumia products are grabbing headlines, a lot of consumers and industry analysts have taken particular note of the other end of the spectrum.

The Nokia Lumia 520 smartphone has been a hit around the world. It’s an unbeatable package: The affordable price buys consumers all the key Nokia experiences — Nokia Camera, Nokia Storyteller, and HERE Maps — plus premium design and a smooth user experience.

Imaging leadership

Imaging retains a high-growth position in the mobile market, in terms of both the number of images consumers produce and share and the importance users place on imaging and sharing. Here are some imaging facts:

  • Some 2.5 billion people have cameras today.
  • An astounding 10 per cent of all photos have been taken in the past 12 months.
  • More than 600 million pictures, predominantly from mobile phone cameras, are being shared every day on social networks, according to the IDC Worldwide Digital Image 2012-2015 Forecast.

We are without question the leader in mobile imaging. With hardware features such as optical image stabilisation and 41-megapixel sensors, Nokia Lumia phones deliver imaging experiences that no one else provides. To learn more about our imaging achievements — including the evolution of PureView technology, Nokia Pro Camera, and lossless editing of images — download the white paper titled Pushing the Boundaries of Digital Imaging.