The Nokia Lumia 920 series (Photo : Nokia)
Nokia's new flagship smartphone is set to debut in China but under a slightly different name.
The Lumia 920 has reportedly been selling out left and right from AT&T online, Amazon, and Best Buy in the US. In addition, WMPowerUser reported the Lumia 920 has sold out in the UK and Germany, and Italy.
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Although Nokia has not released specific sales numbers, the fact it has been commanding demand must be a good feeling for the company, and now the smartphone will embark to China by the end of this month.
In a statement issued by Nokia, the Chinese mobile carrier China Mobile will sell the Lumia 920T, the first TD-SCDMA Windows Phone in the country.
"We are delighted to partner with China Mobile, the world's largest operator, to introduce China's first Lumia based on Windows Phone 8," said Nokia President and CEO Stephen Elop. "People around the world are responding positively to the new Lumia devices, and we're confident that the enthusiasm will extend to China with the Lumia 920T."
China Mobile Communications Corporation President Li Yue commented on the deal, stating their collaboration with Nokia is a major reason to the success of China's TD industry.
"We are excited about this important next step in our partnership, and we look forward to creating an even more vibrant TD industry together," said Yue.
According to Nokia, the Lumia 920T will be available for orders "by the end of the year" and will retail at RMB 4,599 without a contract, which equals roughly $738.42 when converted to the US dollar.
As for specifications, it will remain largely the same as the standard Lumia 920 smartphone.
For the comparison of the Lumia 920 vs. iPhone 5, click here.
For the reviews round up of the Lumia 920, click here.
For the drop test results of the Lumia 920, click here.