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Nokia has finally lifted the lid off the much-awaited next Lumia flagship device, the Nokia Lumia 928 the newest expression of the world’s most innovative smartphone exclusively for Verizon Wireless. The Nokia Lumia 928 is the latest installment of the Nokia’s Windows Phone 8 line-up and comes equipped with everything you need to capture summer memories as they unfold.
Everyone thought that Nokia will announce the Lumia 928 at the Nokia’s London event on May 14th, but a UK event for a Verizon launch never made much sense. Instead, Nokia and Verizon have decided to play this one low-key, forgoing any formal press event and simply announcing the Lumia 928 arrival. The phone is exclusive to Verizon and as expected is a beefed up version of the Lumia 920.
With the tagline ‘Capture the highlights, even in low light’, Nokia 928 comes with a 8.7 MP PureView Carl Zeiss camera, which boasts optical image stabilization for better low-light photography and more stable pics overall. Unlike the 920, the new model packs Xenon flash alongside the standard LED flash. It’s quite impressive, considering that the Lumia 928 is just 0.5mm thicker than the Lumia 920.With a camera like this on the Nokia Lumia 928, you can leave your digital SLR at home this summer as you head out.
The Nokia Lumia 928 have built in three high-audio-amplitude-capture microphones to make sure you can capture high-end, distortion-free audio even in the noisiest environment. It doesn’t matter if you’re at a monster truck rally, rock concert or summer party, you’ll have the best audio possible on a mobile with the Nokia Lumia 928 due to these high-performance microphones that record sound naturally and distortion-free, up to 140db. The Nokia Lumia 928 can also capture 1080p video at 30fps.
The screen is different too – it’s still 4.5″ in diagonal with 768 x 1,280 pixels resolution, but it’s an AMOLED display with ClearBlack and a High Brightness mode for up to 500 nits of brightness. It’s still super sensitive and works with fingernails and gloves.
It runs Windows Phone 8 on a 1.5GHz dual-core Krait processor with 1GB of RAM, packs 32GB of built-in memory and a 2,000mAh battery just the same as AT&T’s Lumia 920.
On the connectivity side there’s Verizon’s fast 4G LTE along with dual-band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC. For added convenience, the Nokia Lumia 928 features wireless charging built-in. Simply place your phone on the Nokia Wireless Charging Pillow by Fatboy, JBL PlayUp or other wireless charging accessories and power up.
The Nokia Lumia 928 will be available May 16 at VerizonWireless.com and at your local Verizon Wireless Store for a price of $99.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate on a 2-year contract. For a limited time you’ll also get a $25 voucher for the Windows Marketplace. There will be two color versions at launch – Black and White.
Check out the First hands-on video down below:
Stay tuned for more in-depth coverage on the Nokia Lumia 928.