White Nokia Lumia 928 spotted
What is immediately apparent is the speaker grill on the back, rather than the bottom of the device where it is found on the Lumia 920. The rumored xenon flash is present along with an LED. Aside from the cosmetic appearance, the Lumia 928 will share most characteristics of the Lumia 920.
That means a 1280x768 4.5-inch screen, 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, and probably the same OIS 8.7MP camera. On board storage is not confirmed, though it will likely be 32GB and probably will not be microSD card expandable.
If you compare this image closely to the leaked rendering from a couple days ago, the only discrepancy we can see is how the xenon flash is situated to the LED. Given @evleaks’ reliability, we chalk that up to “artistic error.” Otherwise, the form factor is notably different. The rear oriented speaker is certainly a contributing factor to the Lumia 928’s rumored thinness compared to the 920. The rounded back plate to the edges will also make the device comfortable to hold in the hand.
source: @evleaks via WPCentral
12. SmartPhoneStream (Posts: 160; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)
iPhone, same design since 2010. If the design is working, why change it.
27. LonghornTech (Posts: 50; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)
Who said Apple shouldn't change it? They need too.
31. SmartPhoneStream (Posts: 160; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)
They don't need to change it, personally i believe they should, but why spend money (not like Apple can't afford it) redesigning a phone when millions of people will still buy it no matter what it looks like.
45. jcpwn2004 (Posts: 314; Member since: 18 Jan 2012)
the iphone 5 does not look like the 3gs.
56. smallworld (Posts: 436; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)
But Nokia has not the same image as Apple. They can't do the same thing.
15. volcano (Posts: 250; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)
No it doesn't this isn't N9 Design 928 has some similarity with lumia 520 and 720 designs
16. papss (unregistered)
Lets put good ol Sammy in there.. All of their products have looked the same for a good bit of time.. At least Nokia makes a quality phone
18. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)
s4>first phone with ddr3>first phone using big.little>better gpu than adreno 320> unlocked bootloader>android 4.2>13mp camera> up to 64gb micro sd> removeable battery>gorrila glass 3.
Yup thats a pretty poor quality phone right there.
30. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)
Under the hood, the GS IV is inspiring, but the exterior is still the same old bland design...
34. papss (unregistered)
You sound like you're blowing SS with those comments.. So no bad huh? It must be true
19. AamirSIII (banned) (Posts: 187; Member since: 04 Oct 2012)
i just bought 808 pureview yesterday and my oh my, it really is the ALMOST PERFECT mobile camera ever! it literally blows away my daily driver S3 and my brother's iPhone 4s out of the water in camera capabilities! i cant wish for anything better than Nokia getting into android stream and producing these pureview devices with android! God those would literally destroy samsung, Htc and every other android manufacturer!
22. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
Don't worry SONY is back with there Carl Zeiss optics with Exmoor R sensors™
41. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5214; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
Ahem TROLL, it should be Carl Zeiss optics with Exmor RS sensor™. :)
46. eisenbricher (Posts: 971; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)
Nokia is miles ahead. Even if Sony tried hard I don't think they can come anywhere near to Nokia. Don't go dreaming assuming things. My friend's Xperia Z doesn't have any mindblowing camera abilities.
55. bipinm (Posts: 122; Member since: 07 Oct 2012)
yes.nokia is at top...But wait till the end of the year...Sony have something to show u... :)
2. ahmed_ali_yossef2010 (Posts: 154; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)
I think this back speaker will pump incredible sound
5. galanoth (Posts: 306; Member since: 26 Nov 2011)
How come no one knocks Nokia for using pretty much the same design for their phones?
But they knock Apple and Samsung.
Nokia N9, Lumia 800, Lumia 900, Lumia 920, Lumia 928
8. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)
Because the design is so good. Nah, it is starting to get a bit repeptitive, but this design has only been used for two years Nokia N9 (October 2011) Lumia 928 (2013). I love Nokia's designs so I don't seem to "dislike" this design. Remember the 928 is the 920 for Verizon basically, so they HAVE to keep the 920 design feel to keep it common.
11. shikroi (Posts: 182; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)
I think they should change the design language soon.
10. shikroi (Posts: 182; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)
The design isn't the same, just the design language. If you compare this to an n9 their are noticeable differences, similar to if you compare a lumia 920 to an n9. All the the phones from the n9 down have followed the design language of the n8. That's why they all look similar because there hasn't been a drastic change in the design language.
As for Samsung and apple there is little evolution of their design language. From s3 to s4 the only change is a brushed metal rim. The lumia 920 compared to its predecessors is larger, has the earpiece etched in the glass, has the usb and headphone jack in central locations, has a curved body, two speaker grills at the base, darker metal accents on the buttons and camera strip, and a slimmer bezel at the sides and top of the device.
From what I see here this one has tapered sides, a new location for a uniquely shaped speaker grill, as well as a zenon flash.
I think they look the same because they all go with a square polycarbonate unibody look. That's the reason why people immediately said htc copied nokia with the 8x even though it was visually different. HTC only took a page from nokia's design language. Its something that's going to look similar no matter what you do. Take the 822, 820, 520 or 620 for examples. They all have the same design language which makes them look similar, but they are visually different.
39. Jason2k13 (Posts: 639; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)
Umm ok you forgot to add, S4 has larger 5 inch screen, thinner flat body, less curvy, weighs less, the led flash is positioned under the camera and the speaker is positioned at the bottom left corner and of course a thinner bezel. So if I was a fanboy from another brand, I would have just mentioned nokia 928 as having a curvey body cause it still looks similar to most lumia series.
37. akki20892 (Posts: 3304; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
this design for high end device, and every low and mid range device have different design......!!! after that they will change high end device design too CATWALK......!!!
6. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)
Not bad, think the speaker grill should be thinner and longer.
52. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1121; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
maybe thats the size of the speaker inside
7. p5yb0rg (unregistered)
This looks like it's going to be another awesome phone model from Nokia. Their designs and build quality top those of most maufacturers out there! However, hardware only accounts for half of the phone. Until the WP8 marketplace is graced with the basic apps that iOS and Andriod users are enjoying, their phones/hardware are destined to fail. Sorry Nokia :(
20. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)
Windows 8 is a cancer that will end up killing Nokia in the phone market.
33. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)
Mobile devices use Windows Phone OS , not Windows OS, and there is a significant difference. You sound foolish and dim-witted not knowing which is which...
54. samystic (Posts: 189; Member since: 25 Mar 2012)
welcome to planet earth! Windows 8 is a computer OS... Nokia does not have any association with it... wake up
13. esperanza (Posts: 42; Member since: 23 Mar 2013)
l love Nokia's look and feel. Internal build quality is fascinating, better than GS4 or H1 imo.
14. uchihakurtz (Posts: 231; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
The back looks really clean and cool, but the speaker really ruins it :\
17. papss (unregistered)
I do love this design language... If I am to knock one thing it's speaker holes.. It should be square and long to match the rest of the design... Still looks awesome and modern
23. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
True, and at the top it still resembles the N series from the N70,12356, but the N74 was a concept design which was never ever launched™
21. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
So there is no way you could overclock the Cpu to 1.9Ghz, and overclock the Gpu Adreno 225 up to 650Mhz.....?
So apps and camera and games would load slightly faster, more of an instance!
They should'ev bumped the camera upto 13MP with few extra tweaks, with 3x optical zoom, and equipped with bigger lens!
Stainless-Steel 18 would've been way much better than Aluminium, or a pure jet black version™
Trimmed the size to 9MM thick
Double Xneon lamb
2 way speakers like the N73 music edition
28. shikroi (Posts: 182; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)
Then it wouldn't be just a version of the 920 for verizon. it would be a whole new device. Not what nokia is aiming for. Also this will be polycarbonate since nokia doesn't want to make such a big change on what is meant to be just an altered 920. The materials and design will change later in the year when the successor is announced along with the eos.
24. garz_pa (Posts: 153; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)
You people seem to have some kind of tech fetish on white phones..
25. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5214; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
I know it sounds strange, but, I rather choose this instead of the S4, really! :)
This thing really attracts me!
40. akki20892 (Posts: 3304; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
Wait for Catwalk men......that will change game......whole world will keep looking Catwalk.......!!! Next High-End Flagship "Catwalk"......wait for that
42. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5214; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
I will dude! I will!
I've already set a reminder on my phone, till the Catwalk comes, my phone will be singing like hell...... ;)
43. akki20892 (Posts: 3304; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
that Catwalk will gorgeous men, and features pack....!!!
29. Cannabis (Posts: 22; Member since: 20 Jan 2013)
I wonder if T-Mobile's metal version will have the same design or some minor tweaks...
32. Mobile-X-Pert (Posts: 565; Member since: 20 Dec 2010)
Get ready Batman, a storm is coming.
35. pyradark (Posts: 748; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)
LOL! its 2013 and the deign is still 2011. Grow up nokia, that's why your falling down.
36. nokia4ever (Posts: 9; Member since: 05 Nov 2012)
see this article for lumia 920 vs htc one vs iphone 5
here is what anand tech exactly said
about video shooting"First of all, it goes without saying that the One blows away the devices which only can use EIS when it comes to video stabilization, which means essentially everything besides the Lumia 920. The One does an impressive job damping out the high frequency movement, but doesn’t quite match the Lumia 920, which looks so good that you’d think it’s on a tripod or steadicam or something. Only the most aggressive of shakes show up in the Lumia 920’s output video, while I feel like the One could be a bit more generous with the low frequency shakes. Still, having OIS on an Android device is a huge boon
and also about imaging
the expert there said"The Lumia 920 and One are pretty darn close when it comes right down to it, and both easily outclass the iPhone 5 and the rest of the Android landscape in dark settings. The One is slightly noisier than the Lumia 920 in some of these"
this the only site that is not giving the lumia 920 its rigths
47. Antonyjoseph (Posts: 213; Member since: 06 Apr 2013)
No one can match the build quality of Nokia phones. Their issue has always been software. Imagine this phone coming with Android Jellybean. It will just kick the competition. Nokia is digging its own grave by not being flexible. Why not have have both Android and Windows phones. Look at HTC. It doesnt seem to have done them no harm.
48. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 694; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)
Guess I don't have to leave VZW after all... I hate service providers and the damn trap! A phone should not be as expensive as an effin PC... If not more! Contracts suck and even the contractless Tmobile is still subscription based (monthly installments). Options really are between lower end phones that you can buy outright or contracts!
However, still happy some Windows Phone love is headed to the big red... Definitely will help the platform immensely!!