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Bloomberg: Verizon will announce the Nokia Lumia 928 in May

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Bloomberg: Verizon will announce the Nokia Lumia 928 in May
We can now add Bloomberg to the list of trustworthy sources claiming to have insider information about the upcoming Nokia Lumia 928. According to the media's anonymous tipsters, Verizon is going to announce the smartphone officially in May. And while it's expected to be about as capable as the Nokia Lumia 920, which is available in the U.S. exclusively with AT&T, it will bring a few notable improvements.

For starters, it is said that the Nokia Lumia 928 will have a body made of metal, meaning that it will be the first Lumia to not have a plastic shell. Wireless charging will also be supported by the device, if Bloomberg's sources are to be trusted. The screen will measure 4.5 inches in diagonal, and although its resolution isn't known yet, our guess is that Nokia will go with a 768 by 1280 pixel display. Last but not least, the Nokia Lumia 928 will have an 8-megapixel camera, according to the tipsters, and judging by those leaked photos, PureView technology will be on board, along with a xenon flash to assist in low-light situations. 

While we've seen the Nokia Lumia 928 in black and white only, the smartphone is expected to come in four different colors. We're also hoping that the new model will be lighter and thinner than the 185-gram Lumia 920. 

source: Bloomberg

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posted on 23 Apr 2013, 08:45 5

1. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5494; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


I'm gonna wait for the Nokia Catwalk and EOS! :P

posted on 23 Apr 2013, 08:48 3

2. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


And laser, I personally think this is a new 920, the laser a better than 920 mainstream phone for US and catwalk for the rest of the world. And EOS for smartphone enthusiasts.

posted on 23 Apr 2013, 08:54 1

3. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5494; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Yes, the Laser (928) is a new 920, or we can say an upgraded 920!

And if I'm not wrong, the EOS will be the 41MP Lumia right? The EOS will be a blast, and the Catwalk too! :)

posted on 23 Apr 2013, 09:02 2

4. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1144; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


then this 928 is supposed to be the laser? since the xenon flash is already an upgrade

posted on 23 Apr 2013, 09:38

5. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5494; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Yes, the 928 is the Laser.

posted on 23 Apr 2013, 19:45 1

7. akki20892 (Posts: 3475; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


i change my mind dude, now i'm waiting for next flagship nokia with 1080p, quad core, 2 or 3gb RAM, and some really cool features in it like solar charging, and water proof.

posted on 23 Apr 2013, 11:49

6. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 852; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)


"We're also hoping that the new model will be lighter and thinner than the 185-gram Lumia 920."

NIck, are you serious with that comment? Lighter yes, but did you really throw "thinner" into that statement? Maybe you're hoping for that, but if you know anything about phones, and I'm hoping that you do since you write for this site, you'd understand there's a trade off that must be made at this point in time by including a xenon flash.

In case you haven't seen an iFixIt tear down for the Nokia N8 and 808, the amazing flash that those two devices carry is massive compared to their LED counterpart found on every other phone. Go ahead and look at the size of that capacitor. That means they need more space, and in turn, your device will have to be thicker in the waistline. The only question is whether or not it will be in one region, or if that thickness will be spread throughout the whole device. With the technology that companies can utilize today, it simply isn't possible to have a device as thick as an iPhone 5 or GS4 with a xenon flash, unless you throw in a massive hump right where the camera is to hold it all, which really wouldn't look right on those phones at all.

End rant.

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