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Nokia Lumia 928 Due on Verizon in April with Aluminum Design, Xenon Flash

by Todd Haselton | March 12, 2013March 12, 2013 10:30 am PST


We’ve long heard rumors that Verizon will eventually carry its own custom version of the Nokia Lumia 920, which made its debut in the United States on AT&T. Now, it appears that the device will be called the Lumia 928 and will launch on Verizon Wireless in April.

The news comes fromĀ The Verge, which said Tuesday that the phone will be built out of aluminum instead of polycarbonate plastic, similar to the HTC One design we imagine, and that it will sport a xenon flash. Nokia hasn’t used a xenon flash in ages, but it provides a much better (and battery draining) experience than typical LED flashes that are on smartphones today.

The VergeĀ said the phone will maintain the same chipset and RAM as the Lumia 920 but will feature a 4.5-inch OLED screen and support for Verizon’s 4G LTE network. Unlike other devices on Verizon, however, it will allow for voice and data at the same time.

Mobile World Congress seemed like the perfect stage for Nokia to unveil the phone, although we didn’t hear anything about the Lumia 928 during that time. We expect to hear a bit more, possibly later this month, as April approaches.

The Verge

Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...