Nokia Praise Video Recording in New Lumia Phone
Nokia is selling a new Windows phone that emphasizes video recording.
The new Lumia Icon sports four microphones, compared with the one or two typically found in smart phones. The two on the front are activated when making phone calls, while the two on the rear are used when taking video — to better capture sound coming from the subjects.
The Icon takes video in 1080p high-definition resolution as well as still images of up to 19 megapixels.
The phone will be available starting Feb. 20 through Verizon Wireless for $200 with a two-year service contract, or $550 without.
The Icon is similar to Nokia Corp.'s Lumia 1520, except its screen measures just 5 inches diagonally, compared with 6 inches on the 1520. The 1520 is available only through AT&T.