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Nokia Lumia 928 official as Verizon exclusive: all 920 features plus a Xenon flash

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Nokia Lumia 928 official as Verizon exclusive: all 920 features plus a Xenon flash

If you have been waiting for PureView Phase 2 in a lighter package, Nokia just announced Lumia 928 for you, as long as you are a Verizon subscriber. The optically stabilized imaging capabilities of the fairly chubby Lumia 920 have now been shoehorned into a more streamlined device, which mimics all the other innovative features of the 920 - the PureMotion HD + display, as well as the three high-performance mics that capture up to 140dB sound without distortion. Not only that, but it adds a Xenon flash to the LED mix, making it a truly formidable cameraphone.

There is a 4.5" HD OLED display with Nokia's ClearBlack filter on top that helps with outdoor visibility, and the super-sensitive panel can be operated with your gloves on, if needed. The Lumia 928 features the same built-in wireless charging that lets you juice it up on a Fatboy pillow, or while lounging it on a JBL speaker, paired with the NFC radio there.

The handset is arriving at the carrier's stores and online May 16 for $99.99, and it will have $25 of Windows Store credit in tow tossed in for added enticement. All in all, it seems to be what an ideal 920 would have been, and is sure to attract the attention of the eager Verizon subscribers, who haven't been exactly spoiled with WP8 handsets so far. Have a look at the official hands-on video below, and tell us what you think.

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