By Stephen Schenck | November 9, 2012 12:08 PM
Nokia Lumia’s 920 is only just hitting stores in America today, and wouldn’t you know it, we’re already hearing about a beefier version of the handset. While most of the world will see the arrival of the Lumia 920, the Chinese market will be getting a tweaked version of the hardware, the Lumia 920T. We’re used to seeing phones like this, specially outfitted for operation on China’s cellular bands, but the radio isn’t the only thing different about the 920T. Apparently, the Windows Phone 8 handset is also receiving a slight SoC boost, moving from a Snapdragon S4 Plus to an S4 Pro.
While the US and international 920s run an MSM8960 chip, the 920T gets the MSM8960T. That’s still a dual-core chip, and it’s fabricated on the same 28nm process, but the MSM8960T moves up from an Adreno 225 GPU to an Adreno 320.
The jury’s still out on just how much of an effect on performance that change might have, especially under Windows Phone 8, but we still can’t help but wish that Nokia might have gone with the more capable Snapdragon for all of its Windows Phone 8 models.