While the phone has been rumoured for some time, it’s a surprise to see it announced now, as Nokia has made the Lumia 928 official ahead of its 14 May event in London, which could end up being for the GSM equivalent known as the Lumia 925.
The Lumia 928 is an exclusive device made for the Verizon network in the US, so it won’t be getting a release in the UK, however its specification could give us some clues as to what the Lumia 925 (or whatever Nokia releases) will be all about. At first glance, the spec will be familiar to many Nokia fans, as the Lumia 928 has a 4.5-inch, 1280 x 768 screen, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and an 8.7 megapixel PureView camera. That’s the same as the Lumia 920, Nokia’s current flagship phone.
The first major alteration is the addition of a xenon flash, which replaces the dual-LED flash found on the Lumia 920, and will help the 928 take excellent low-light photos. The second change is in the screen, as the 928 uses an OLED panel instead of the TFT LCD on the 920.
Other changes include a new high-performance microphone array, improved battery life and a slightly lighter chassis, as the 928 weighs 162 grams rather than the 920′s 185 grams. Otherwise, it’s business as usual, with the same 32GB of storage, 1GB of RAM and wireless charging.
Nokia will put the Lumia 928 on sale by the end of this week, 16 May to be exact, and it’ll connect to Verizon’s 4G LTE network. We’ll find out what Nokia has planned for the UK on 14 May.