White Nokia Lumia 928 spotted

The latest leaked rendering of the forthcoming “hero” Windows Phone, said to be coming to Verizon and may be announced sometime this month, shows the Lumia 928 in white.

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

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55 Comments

1. GeekMovement unregistered

Nokia's design doesn't get boring.

4. smallworld

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

It does. Same design since N9 : 2011

12. SmartPhoneStream

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

iPhone, same design since 2010. If the design is working, why change it.

27. LonghornTech

Posts: 50; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

Who said Apple shouldn't change it? They need too.

31. SmartPhoneStream

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 21, 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: Jan 18, 2012

the iphone 5 does not look like the 3gs.

56. smallworld

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

But Nokia has not the same image as Apple. They can't do the same thing.

15. volcano

Posts: 348; Member since: Jan 25, 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: Jan 17, 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: Oct 30, 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

38. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

wait for Catwalk buddy....!!!

19. AamirSIII

Posts: 187; Member since: Oct 04, 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

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Don't worry SONY is back with there Carl Zeiss optics with Exmoor R sensors™

41. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Ahem TROLL, it should be Carl Zeiss optics with Exmor RS sensor™. :)

46. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 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.

53. samystic

Posts: 242; Member since: Mar 25, 2012

you should copyright stupidity

55. bipinm

Posts: 124; Member since: Oct 07, 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: 164; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

I think this back speaker will pump incredible sound

3. smallworld

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Meh...

5. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 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: Mar 09, 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: 187; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

I think they should change the design language soon.

10. shikroi

Posts: 187; Member since: Sep 24, 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: 1469; Member since: Mar 28, 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: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 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: Mar 09, 2013

Not bad, think the speaker grill should be thinner and longer.

52. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 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 :(

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