Lumia 928 for Verizon in April. Aluminum body Nokia Catwalk on May 15th. 41mpx Pureview EOS in the works too
It seems Nokia is finally getting ready to update its high end phone line-up.
Later this month they should announce Lumia 928 for Verizon. As the number suggests, it will be a minor update to its Lumia 920 flagship, and will come 4.5” OLED display, 1.5Ghz CPU, 32GB of storage, 1GB of RAM and support for simultaneous voice/LTE.
Lumia 928 Pureview camera should be similar to 920, but as you can see in the picture, it should also have the Xenon flash for even better performance in low light conditions. 928 will use thinner polycarbonate, so this should help with the biggest complaint users had about 920 – its weight.
Sadly, the previous rumors about aluminum frames for Nokia’s first Verizon flagship seem to be in error. Those frames are coming, but later.
Not much later, if another set of rumors is to be believed. According to them, Nokia has a big launch event planned for May 15th in London, for the true successor to Lumia 920.
The new Windows Phone smartphone is codenamed Catwalk and will come in a thin, light aluminum body with the following specs:
- Snapdragon S4 1.5 GHz dual core CPU
- 4.5” octaOLED 128x768px display
- 1GB of RAM
- 16GB of built-in memory
- 8.7mpx f2.0 camera with optical image stabilization
- 2000 mAh non-removable battery
- Dimensions: 129x71x8.4mm
- Weight: 132g
Nokia Catwalk should hit the shops in late June/early July.
Nokia is also in the final stages of bringing the true 41 megapixel PureView technology from Symbian to Windows Phone OS. It should come in a device codenamed EOS. But it is unclear yet if it will be ready for spring launch, or will be announced this fall.