It was only a matter of time before Verizon Wireless added to its portfolio a premium Nokia smartphone powered by Microsoft’s Windows Phone. New details of the carrier’s Lumia 928 have now emerged.
The smartphone has been spotted more than once online, and is now set for launch next month at Big Red, and as expected, it appears to pack some serious sleek under (and on) the hood.
Lumia 928 carries a codename Laser, and as previously rumored is another flavor of Nokia Lumia 920. The folks over at The Verge have shared the sweet, sweet details.
The new Windows Phone 8 smartphone is said to be both thinner and lighter compared to the 920. A slightly curved back makes up a body that is 10.2 mm at its thickest. What’s more, it is said to feature an aluminum body, as reported earlier.
The metal body also houses an 8 megapixel PureView camera with Xenon and LED flash combination.
While the same 4.5 inch screen and a dual-core 1GHz processor and 1GB of RAM make up the power set, the mobile phone is said to include support for simultaneous voice and LTE (or SVLTE), a feature that not all Verizon 4G smartphones can boast.
Aside from these specifications, no set release date (other than April this year) is currently known. Same goes for price, which is yet to be unveiled.
Both these specifics are expected to be announced by Nokia and Verizon very soon.
And apparently, Microsoft is said to be actively involved in the marketing of the Lumia 928, and is said to run some heavy promotions to ensure that it gets into the hands of as many people as possible.