Nokia Lumia 928 unveiled, headed to Verizon next week

Nokia has lifted the veil on its heavily rumoured and leaked Lumia 928 Windows Phone 8 device, which will go on sale in the US next week.
Written by Ben Woods, Contributor

Nokia has officially announced the Nokia Lumia 928 for Verizon Wireless in the US, which will go on sale on 16 May.

The Windows Phone 8-toting device, which had been heavily leaked already, was announced on the Nokia Conversations blog on Friday.



Like other members of Nokia's Lumia family, the 928 focuses heavily on camera functionality and performance and includes 8.7-megapixel sensor, optical image stabilisation (OIS), a Carl Zeiss lens and a Xenon flash.

The camera can also capture 1080p HD video along with high amplitude audio capture.

"To go along with the stunning imaging capabilities of the Nokia Lumia 928, we've built in three high-audio-amplitude-capture microphones to make sure you can capture high-end, distortion-free audio even in the noisiest environments," Jason Harris, US contributing editor of Nokia Conversations, said.

Other key specs of the device include a 4.5-inch (1280 x 768 pixels) OLED Gorilla Glass display, 1.5GHz dual core Qualcomm MSM8960+WTR processor, 1GB RAM, 4G LTE connectivity, built in wireless charging and NFC capabilities.

It also includes Nokia's services, such as its HERE maps, HERE Drive and HERE City Lens for getting around. There's also Nokia's free Music service on board.

Internal memory is set at 32GB and also includes 7GB of free SkyDrive cloud storage.

The Lumia 928 is set to launch in the US exclusively on the Verizon network on 16 May and will cost $99 on contract after a $50 rebate.

For an unspecified "limited time" Lumia 928 purchasers will also receive a $25 credit for Windows Phone apps and games from the Marketplace. 

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