Nokia leaksters claim they have a Lumia prototype with PureView tech for Verizon in their hands

Nokia leaksters claim they have a Lumia prototype with PureView tech for Verizon in their hands
AT&T scored an exclusive deal for the Nokia Lumia 920 in the US, which left many disappointed, especially Verizon subscribers. Now @NokiaPureView, who have leaked quite the spot-on info on Nokia's plans before, claim they are in the possession of a Nokia Lumia prototype that is destined for Verizon.

They say it looks like a Lumia 920, but thinner and lighter, and is definitely not the Lumia 822, which already leaked with Big Red's branding. We've heard rumors before from the perennial Microsoft leaker MSNerd that Verizon will be scoring a Nokia Lumia with PureView camera tech inside, but the sensor will be smaller than the 41 MP giant in the 808 PureView.

Now the latter part materialized in the Lumia 920, but the Verizon availability didn't, as AT&T scored the handset all for itself on an exclusivity period. Whether that Lumia that the folks over @NokiaPureView claim handling is a Verizon version of the 920 that will be announced at CES, or something totally different like the rumored 1001 in early testing phases, remains to be seen. The source just says "matte finish, pureview, thinner, lighter, better," leaving us to salivate over the perspective.

source: @NokiaPureView (Twitter)



1. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

now eveyone is happy on verizon :D

2. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4767; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Phase number 3??

3. Lift_Off

Posts: 152; Member since: Apr 04, 2012

This would be awesome. "Thinner, lighter better" -- Yes!!! I guess this would probably be released in spring I assume if it's real..

4. No_Nonsense unregistered

Graphene based sensor?

9. Just_a_boy

Posts: 183; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

I don't think so, some months ago Nokia patented liquid lenses technology, so i guess that the phone will have the power of 808 and 920 together

11. No_Nonsense unregistered

Let's see what this is, hoping to collect all types of PVs available.

5. KingShango

Posts: 89; Member since: May 16, 2012

I don't believe it. With all the hype the 920 is getting right now and ATT and T-Mob just announced their Lumia phones why hasn't Verizon made this official yet? Every survey I've seen shows the 920 is the preferred WP8 handset and Verizon supposedly is getting a "thinner, lighter, better" version. Why wouldn't they make it official right away and steal ATT "exclusive" thunder?

6. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Because the manufacturer is involved, too. If AT&T has a contract with Nokia to be exclusive for a certain model for a certain amount of time, Nokia wouldn't magically start shipping verizon variants out just for giggles or because verizon said so. I'm hoping all the carriers get PureView stage 3 phones early next year

8. KingShango

Posts: 89; Member since: May 16, 2012

I understand how exclusive agreements work. I didn't say anyting about shipping phones just announcing them. At the very least you would think that Verizon would want to "leak" this phone (a little more substantially) so they don't risk losing customers to ATT. I really want this rumor to be correct, It just sounds a little too good to be true.

15. remtothemax

Posts: 260; Member since: May 02, 2012

okay, i am too lazy to go search for the articles but weren't there some articles floating around the net a month or two ago about how lumia was launching this fall and that nokia was excited about some even more amazing phones that were going to be released spring 2013 i might be wrong but it would kind of make sense because microsoft/nokia have been insanely tight lipped about their phones and the operating system i don't know why but if there were a verzion superphone coming out in the spring, it would be par for the course to not say anything about it until like march or feb

7. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Nokia let The cat out the bag months ago that it would give each USA Cell phone a unique Nokia model of it's own and so far they have done that. Verizon was destined by Nokia to get it's own high end Nokia smart phone, everyone knew that sooner or later the phone case design of the Nokia lumia's 800/900/920 would be retired. apparently that day has come and Nokia will work with Verizon to bring out the next level design which will probably be called the Nokia 1000 or 1001. a thinner lighter better smart phone than the heralded Lumia 900 or 920. if this is true "Lucky Verizon will steal the show folks with it's debut in early 2013 or maybe even earlier. Now nokia could be real cunning and put this new smart phone on more than one USA carrier like most OEM's do their Flagship. smart phones unless they have alredy sealed the deal with Verizon to debut Nokia latest and greatest. "Lucky Verizon"

16. remtothemax

Posts: 260; Member since: May 02, 2012

wait, the 920 hasn't even launched yet (not that there was any question) but nokia just barely admitted it would be launching a phone on at&t a few days ago how can they be ready for the next level of design already? not even android moves that fast

10. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Folks maybe Verizon has been quiet about it's Nokia Line up because the Verizon bound Nokia 1000 was not ready yet and is under it's last test phase. if it is coming but not ready yet Both Verizon and Nokia may not say anything about it until it's released to be Manufactured in Nokia's smart phone builders plants in china and else ware..

12. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

If true, tmo guess will be left behind.

13. amankumar

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 11, 2012

yep dats gonna be a 21.6mp pure view cam with intel dual core technology as confirmed in india by the company promoters.

17. dru4you

Posts: 10; Member since: Jun 08, 2011

Any Source?

19. No_Nonsense unregistered

Source or proof or you are faking and stating your dream specs.

22. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

lol dreamboy! intel dual core chips on a lumia? not gonna happen yet! have you forgotten that microsoft only allow qualcomm chips on WP? but on the 21mp maybe! b ut on the intel dual core chips not yet!

14. Chiddu

Posts: 22; Member since: Jul 02, 2012

They'll remove one more feature from 808 Pureview Cam standards n still call it Pureview.

18. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

the nokia phi perhaps? the one with 21mp? i wish verizon will get a lumia pureview!

20. McSteezy

Posts: 22; Member since: Aug 18, 2012

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE! (and Instagram!)

21. McSteezy

Posts: 22; Member since: Aug 18, 2012


23. ChiX017

Posts: 308; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

On WPcentral it's said it's the Lumia 922 but for Verizon only.

25. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

still rumors! :)

24. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

phone someone replied to my earlier comment that Nokia could not move fast to make a new smart variation of the Lumia 920. they already have done that with the Variations of the AT & T-Lumia 820 which are the T-mobile Lumia 810 and the Verizon Lumia 822. there fore Nokia could easily have a variation of the AT & T lumia 920 already in testing right now. it makes sense folks because for Nokia to survive it has to sell lots of smart phones and it new line of feature phones that have touch screens.. in America Nokia needsVerizon to buy and sell it's Nokia smart Phones so the 922 or what ever high end purevue Nokia smart phone is coming to Verizon period!

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