Nokia’s Lumia 928 smartphone is now official as Verizon Wireless just announced it ahead of a planned Nokia media event next Tuesday in London. The new handset will carry a Gorilla Glass-coated 4.5-inch AMOLED display operating at 1,280 x 768 and a snazzy 8.7-megapixel camera with a Carl Zeiss f/ 2.0 lens (the same one from the Lumia 920) and xenon flash.
The new Lumia will be powered by a dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor ticking along at 1.5GHz, 32B of flash storage and a 2,000mAh battery. NFC and contactless charging will come standard while the camera will include features like panorama mode and optical image stabilization. It will connect to Verizon’s 4G LTE network and is “Global Ready” – meaning you can drop in a GSM SIM card and take it anywhere in the world.
The overall design of the handset is said to be striking although there is one downside: the body is constructed of polycarbonate (plastic), not aluminum. If this is the “Catwalk” phone we’ve been hearing so much about (it certainly sounds like it from the specs), then perhaps Nokia decided to keep costs down by opting for cheaper building materials.
The Nokia Lumia 928 will be hitting stores on May 16 in white and black color schemes. Expect to pay $99.99 with a mail-in rebate. There’s also a $25 Windows Phone credit available that can be used to purchase apps and games – a nice little added bonus.
The Nokia Lumia 900 is 11.4mm thickness and weight 159g, in the front you can find the 4.3-inch ClearBlack AMOLED display and in the back the 8 megapixel camera and its LED flash. Since there are no seams or doors there is no way to access the 1830mAh battery or increase the phone's 16GB internal storage with a microSD card.
The Nokia Lumia 920 features a Snapdragon S4 1.5GHz dual-core processor, a 4.5" IPS LCD with 768 x 1280 resolution (332 PPI). It packs an 8.7MP rear camera with a 2MP front-facing camera. The Lumia 920 runs Windows Phone 8 and is compatible with charging products based on the Qi wireless power standard. Other specs include, NFC, 1GB of RAM, and 32GB of memory with 7GB of free SkyDrive storage.
The Nokia Lumia 800 measures a fairly compact 116.8mm x 61.2mm x 12.1mm (4.6in x 2.4in x .5in), it features 16GB of internal storage, but lacks a microSD memory card slot. The Nokia Lumia 800 runs on a single-core processor (1.4GHz). The Lumia 800 is capable of HSPA 14.4 3G data connections on the 900, 1900, and 2100MHz bands and also features Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support.
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