Images of Nokia Lumia 928, coming to Verizon this month have been leaked online.
Reputed for regular (and accurate) leaks, @evleaks has uploaded photos of the front and back of the new Nokia flagship, which has been code named “Laser”. The phone looks identical to the Lumia 920, which AT&T is currently selling – apart from a few minor changes. The 928 has an elongated flash, and 4G branding at the bottom of its back.
Lumia 928 is going to be shipping with the second General Distribution Release (GDR2) Windows Phone 8 update. Being a variant of the Lumia 920, the Windows Phone 8 device is expected to launch with (nearly) the same specifications as that of the Lumia 920; which will include the 1.5 Ghz Qualcomm Krait CPU, 1 GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage. It may have an OLED display instead of 920’s LCD display as well. The screen will be 4.5 inches long. There are also rumors of the device sporting a Xenon flash.
The Verge has confirmed that the leaked images are indeed genuine. The device will also be using a polycarbonate body, instead of the aluminium body that was originally expected.
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— @evleaks (@evleaks) April 6, 2013
The device is also going to be thinner than the 920, at 10.2mm at its thinnest point.
There are also strong rumors of another Nokia flagship – the “Catwalk” – which will be the successor to the 920. It is expected to release on May 15th, and should be coming with an aluminium body, which would make the phone lighter and thinner that the other Lumia devices.
Lumia 920, meanwhile, has been an unusual success for both Microsoft and Nokia. Unlike previous Windows Phone devices, demand for the Lumia 920 has been outstripping supply for quite some time. There have been reports indicating 2 million units were sold in China in the first 3 months of its launch. Windows Phone 8 too, has seen an increase in its market share in the first few months of this year.