Nokia Lumia 928 unveiled in US
By Nicole Kobie
Posted on 10 May 2013 at 16:38
The Nokia Lumia 928 has been unveiled in the US as an exclusive to Verizon.
The new flagship handset from Nokia features a 4.5in OLED display with 1,280 x 768 resolution. It runs a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm chip, and features 1GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage - and of course runs Windows Phone.
The main camera is an 8.7-megapixel PureView, and there's also a 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera.
The Lumia 928 is the follow-up to Nokia's first Windows Phone handset, the Lumia 920, which was released last year. It also featured a 4.5in display with 1,280 x 768 resolution and 8.7-megapixel camera.
The Lumia 928 is arriving in the US 16 May. Asked if the handset would arrive in the UK, a Nokia spokesperson stressed that the handset was a Verizon exclusive. However, Nokia is holding an event next week.
In the US, the Lumia 928 is $99 on a two-year contract, after a $50 rebate.
Nokia has been under pressure from investors to boost sales. While its Lumia line reported record sales of 5.8 million units last quarter, the company still lost €272 million.
Regarding "The Lumia 928 is the follow-up to Nokia's first Windows Phone handset, the Lumia 920, which was released last year."
The 920 may have been Nokia's first Windows Phone 8 device, but of course their first Windows Phone was the Nokia 800 in November 2011.
By Stiggy on 10 May 2013
Is this their new budget offering?
Because my aging LG 4x has similar specs to this, a more powerful processor and available very cheaply.
By Manuel on 10 May 2013
Because your ageing LG needs all that grunt just to switch on. Whereas WP (7 or 8) runs smooth as you like on significantly less powerful spec than this. See Lumia 520.
That's the thing with Android. Its all a race to see who got the best spec, not what those specs can actually achieve
By nickallison on 11 May 2013
just to back you up there, my trusty old htc hd2 was ok while running android, but felt like a ferrari when i put windows 7.5 on it. loved it so much i went straight out and bought a titan, (which is still going strong)!
By sihaz2 on 11 May 2013
No other words needed.
By everton2004 on 12 May 2013
I feel such a fool, buying a cheaper, better device and not supporting the M$ economy. If you wanted a sleek optimized premium mobile device have you considered an iphone?
By Manuel on 13 May 2013
Speaking for myself, I use WP because I like it.
I have used Android and don't like it. I will not have anything to do with Apple, period. Possibly for similar, irrational but personally held bias, that you aim at Microsoft.
What I take issue with is your comment that this Lumia must be low end because it has lower specs than some Android handset. You fail to comprehend that WP just doesn't need the highest possible spec to work on a par with any other OS that clearly does.
By nickallison on 14 May 2013
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