The Nokia Lumia 810 is a new Windows Phone arriving as A T-Mobile exclusive in the coming weeks.
T-Mobile and Nokia announced the new smartphone today, and as the name implies it’s a version of the Lumia 820 that AT&T will carry in November. The Lumia 810 includes interchangeable wireless charging shells like the 820, but the 810 shells only come in black and cyan.
The Nokia Lumia 810 features a 4.3-inch OLED ClearBlack WVGA (800×480 resolution) display. The phone also packs an 8MP rear-facing camera with a CarlZeiss lens and a 1.2MP front-facing camera that’s “Skype HD certified.”
The Lumia 810 runs Windows Phone 8, the latest version of Microsoft’s phone OS, which will ship in November. The phone includes all the special features of Lumia 820 like the Cinemagraph Lens which lets users creates their own gifs using the phone’s camera. Other exclusive apps include Nokia CityLens, and Nokia Transit.
The Lumia 810 will likely deliver better battery life because it uses T-Mobile’s “4G” network instead of AT&T’s 4G LTE network.
T-Mobile also plans to carry HTC’s flagship Windows Phone 8X in November. The 8X has better specs than the mid-range Lumia 810, but it doesn’t include access to the exclusive apps, which some users may find useful
The Nokia Lumia 810 on T-Mobile is promising for Verizon users hoping for the Lumia 920, which is exclusive to AT&T. Perhaps Nokia will make a similar slight tweak to its flagship phone to sell it on Verizon.
An exclusive for the Lumia 920 makes less sense as Samsung and Apple now offer their top of the line phones on all major carriers.