The wait is now over for us. Nokia has been teasing us with it for long time and now it’s official. Yes, Lumia 928 the next “hero” Lumia is now official. The handset will sell on biggest US carrier, Verizon Wireless. Lumia 928 stands as a upgrade to the now ex-flagship Lumia 920 which is selling on AT&T exclusively. For the long time Verizon subscribers were waiting for their turn. The Lumia 928 brings the same PureView and OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) tech while replacing LED flash with Xenon flash.
We saw Lumia 928 in just too many leaks before it was officially announced today. Just few days back Nokia even put up the official site for and outed the video comparing the PureView tech with iPhone 5 and Galaxy S4. Recently, the Nokia CEO also said that next Lumia handset will have “hero” status with a leading carrier, merely confirming the existence of the handset.
So coming to the Lumia 928 it’ll sport following features. It’ll have the same 8.7 MP PureView camera with Carl Zeiss lens which is famous for low-light photography with highly regarded OIS (Optical Image Stabilization). The camera will be able to record 1080p videos. Along with that,it’ll also sport Xenon flash, first time in Lumia series. There’s separate LED for recording video in low light. Lumia 928 will have 4.5″ OLED HD+ (1280×768)screen unlike IPS LCD on Lumia 920. It’ll also carry goodies like curved Gorilla Glass protection and ability to use the screen even when you’re wearing gloves. The Lumia 928 will allow rich recording,thanks to high performance (HAAC) microphones.
Lumia 928 will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 1.5GHz dual core processor and 1GB of RAM. The front camera will have 1.2 MP resolution with the ability to record videos in 720p mode. The Lumia 928 will have 4G LTE radio as well. The handset will run on Windows Phone 8.
The design has been revamped too. For very long time, flagship Lumia’s have been using the same design with little variation. Nokia Lumia 928 sports new design while it still uses unibody polycarbonate construction. We’re hoping for aluminum wrapping here. The Lumia 928 will also feature wireless charging.
The Lumia 928 will sell exclusively on Verizon Wireless for a killer price,$99 for 2 years contract. It’ll be available for purchase from 16th May. Buyers will get $25 credit too for purchasing apps in Windows Phone Store. It’ll come in only two colors, black and white.
We’re hoping to see Lumia 928 in the event that’s going to take place on 14th May, next week. But it has arrived bit earlier. Now the question remains is what will see next week. It’ll be another Lumia for sure. Could it be next camera flagship? Or just global variant of Lumia 928? We’ll find out next week. So stay tuned.