Verizon Wireless has unleashed their latest Windows Phone 8 handset , the Nokia Lumia 928. The Lumia 928 is a close cousin to the AT&T Lumia 920 with similar specifications as the AT&T exclusive that was released late last year. But, the Lumia 928 isn’t a standard re-release of a good GSM handset on a CDMA network. This time it looks like Verizon and Nokia have partnered to create a handset with some interesting improvements.
The Lumia 928’s most notable difference is the 8.7MP Carl Zeiss camera with xenon flash. The lens also supports OIS (Optical Image Stabilization). This is the first Nokia handset to feature xenon flash since the Pureview 808 which was never released on any carrier in the United States.
The handset will also feature Nokia’s Lumia exculsive applications dubbed with HERE experiences. “HERE Maps, HERE Drive+, HERE Transit** and HERE City Lens help people navigate their life every day. Using Nokia Music with Mix Radio, people can enjoy unlimited streaming of free music playlists with the option to create personal playlists and download for listening offline. Digital camera lenses and apps, including Smart Shoot, Cinemagraph, Panorama, and Photobeamer**, enable people to unleash their creativity”.
The Lumia 928 will be available on May 16th on Verizon Wireless in Black or White for $249 after $50 rebate on a two year agreement. Also for a limited time the Lumia 928 will come bundled with a $25 credit for use on Windows Phone Applications and Games.
Nokia Lumia 928 product specifications:
Display: 4.5 inch WXGA HD OLED; Resolution 1280 x 768, Aspect Ratio 15:9, Pixel Density 334 ppi; ClearBlack display, Sunlight Readability Enhancement (SRE), High Brightness Mode (HBM); Luminance 300 nits (nominal max), 500 nits (High Brightness Mode); Color depth 24 bit, 16M colors, refresh rate 60Hz; Super-sensitive capacitive touch enables interacting with the display with gloves and long fingernails; Display active area: 58.37 mm x 97.28 mm; 2.5D Corning® Gorilla® Glass 2
Battery: Integrated 2000mAh battery, Li-po, BV 4-NW
Processor:1.5GHz dual core, Qualcomm MSM8960+WTR
Main Camera: PureView 8.7MP Auto Focus with Carl Zeiss Tessar f/2.0, 26mm True 16:9 optics, 1.4 sensor; Optical Image stabilization; Xenon Flash for Still Images, 1.4 sensor; Optical Image stabilization; Xenon Flash for Still Images; LED for Video; HD 1080p Video Capture @ 30 fps
Front facing camera: 720p HD video and 1.2MP still images
Memory: 1 GB RAM; 32GB internal memory (formatted capacity is less); 7GB free in SkyDrive with additional storage via subscription