Nokia Lumia 928 now said to arrive at Verizon in May with metal body
The Nokia Lumia 928 is in the news again. Verizon’s upcoming device is the first ever high-end Windows Phone from Nokia to grace this particular carrier, so it’s probably going to be a big deal (at least in the WP world). So far we’ve seen various leaked renders depicting it (including the one you see below which comes from @evleaks), and we’ve also found out that it may sport a Xenon flash. Otherwise, it’s supposed to be pretty similar in terms of specs to the Nokia Lumia 920 that’s been on sale for a long while now.
Today though, Bloomberg tells us that the Lumia 928 will only become available at Verizon sometime during next month. There have been previous claims that it would see the light of day in April, but that apparently won’t happen. There’s only one week left of this month anyway, so that’s not too disturbing.
The Nokia Lumia 928 will have a metal body (almost certainly aluminum), according to two people familiar with Nokia’s plans. This comes to contradict most previous rumors about this handset, which only mentioned polycarbonate as the material used.
We’ve heard several times that Nokia is planning to use aluminum for some upcoming devices, but the first one was supposed to be the one codenamed Catwalk, the successor to the Lumia 920. That assumption may have been wrong, as it turns out.
Of course, there’s also the possibility that the people who are the sources for today’s story are wrong. We’ll have to wait and see.