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Nokia Lumia 920: After Fake Teaser Video, Sample Images Also Found to Be Fake

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Updated: Friday, September 7, 2012, 18:24 [IST]
 
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Nokia Lumia 920: After Fake Teaser Video, Sample Images Also Found to Be Fake

Following the successful launch of the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 Windows Phone 8 based smartphones, the Finnish handset manufacturer has apologized for the video footage, which was filmed by a different device rather than the new flagship smartphone.

Late August, Nokia released a teaser video for its event with Microsoft on September 5. The video said “things are about to change” and it likely seemed to be shot with a smartphone. As the earlier rumors suggested that Lumia 920 will have the PureView camera technology, it was widely believed that the video footage was captured by the same smartphone.

According to a TheVerge report, the opening segment shows a young man and woman happy riding bikes along a river, with the man filming her laughing. But, as the video is meant to represent the capabilities of the handset's camera, it should have been recorded with the new smartphone – Lumia 920.

However, the issue in hand is that the video as been faked. If you observe the video carefully, you can witness the reflection of a huge white van with a cameraman in the doorway recording the footage. The equipment he is holding is not the Lumia 920 and it looks like a professional camera.

TheVerge has updated its report stating that when asked about the faked video, a Nokia spokesperson has agreed the PureView ad was faked. Following this, Nokia issued a formal apology and has claimed that it meant to demonstrate the benefits of Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), a technology which eliminates blurry images and improves pictures shot in low light conditions.

After the news about the fraudulent video has started flaunting on the Web, Youssef Sarhan, a blogger has posted a report stating that the sample images of the Lumia 920 smartphone could also be fake. However, there is no evidence that the sample images could be fake.

Coming to the specifications of Lumia 920, the Windows Phone 8 running handset, sports a 4.7 inch IPS capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The handset is equipped with an 8.7MP rear camera with PureView branding, 1.2MP front camera, 1.5GHz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 1GB RAM, 32GB internal memory, NFC connectivity and 2,000 mAh Li-ion battery.

Story first published:  Friday, September 7, 2012, 18:24 [IST]
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