Ever since January we’ve known that Nokia is working on a Lumia 920 version for Verizon. This is codenamed Laser, and in the meantime we’ve even heard its retail name: Nokia Lumia 928. We also know that it will be made out of aluminum, being the first Windows Phone from the Finns to employ that particular material for its construction.
But wait, there’s more! Apparently the Lumia 928 will have both a Xenon camera flash (read: proper flash), as well as a LED light. The latter will probably be there to serve specifically in video recordings, while the Xenon flash will ensure that your night-time pictures come out as they should.
The camera in the 928 will still be an 8 MP PureView-branded unit, just like in the Lumia 920 (pictured above). The screen will be a 4.5-inch unit as well, but an OLED panel instead of the LCD used for the Lumia 920. Otherwise though, in terms of hardware specs it will be identical to the already selling Lumia 920. However, its aluminum construction will make it thinner and lighter than the Lumia 920. So some may (rightfully) argue that this will be what the Lumia 920 should have been. Unfortunately though, the Lumia 928 will be a Verizon exclusive, and so far we haven’t heard that it might make it to other countries outside the US (since over there it will clearly only ever be found at Big Red).
The Nokia Lumia 928 should become available at Verizon sometime in April, according to ‘sources familiar with Nokia’s plans’ who spoke to The Verge.
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