On October 22nd, in the Nokia World, the company unveiled its new flagship Lumia device, the 1520. For a month now, we have seen rumors surfacing talking about the small sibling of the 1520, the Lumia 929, which will be exclusively made for Verizon Wireless.
We were able to retain intel regarding the device from a variety of sources and decided to share it with you.
Couple of days ago, the renowned Windows Phone dedicated website, WP Central, received a bunch of high quality photos of the device itself.
After scrutinizing the images, we feel secure enough to state that the Lumia 929 looks pretty similar to the Lumia 925. Glass covered front panel, polycarbonate backing and metal crafting around the edges of the handset.
Moreover, the device weighs around 166 grams and is 136.5 mm tall, features a 10.5 mm thick bezel and 71.4 mm width. It’s slightly heavier and thicker than its predecessors, the Lumia 928 and 925.
Specifications and software
The 929’s spec sheet has also been confirmed, and frankly it sounds pretty promising. Underneath the hood the phone has been bumped up with Qualcomm’s latest-gen chip, the quad core Snapdragon 800 clocked at 2.2 GHz, coming alongside with the Adreno 330 GPU and 2 gigs of memory.
[one_half]The phone exhibits a 5-inch full HD — 1080 x 1920 – AMOLED display as well, probably protected by corning Gorilla Glass 2.[/one_half]
Nokia Lumia 929: Being One-Hand Operable.
Surprisingly, the smartphone will be featuring the same Camera sensor the 1520 does; a 20-megapixel shooter recording full HD video with Carl Zeiss optics and PureView technology included. Next to the camera, a dual LED flash has been placed. There is no word about the secondary camera till now, though we assume it will be a 1.2MPix one.
The handset is also expected to come in solely one storage flavor, 32 gigabytes, and won’t include a microSD slot to expand the storage size. Thankfully, thirty two is quite enough.
In terms of connectivity, beside Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth 4.0, it will be running Verizon’s LTE network.
Battery size is still unknown. Various reports suggest that the Fin Company will implement a rather mediocre non-removable 2,000mAh battery on the device – same with the Lumia 928 and 925 — capable of running the juice for talk time of about 16 hours and 20 minutes on 3G. If true, that would be quite a disappointing feature for a device packing one of the best spec sheets in the market.
Software-wise, the Lumia 929 will ship with Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 update 3 and Nokia’s latest firmware “Lumia Black.”
Pricing and availability
According to sources, the device is currently in carrier testing and is expected to be released between Thanksgiving and January. Based on the Lumia 928′s price tag, the Lumia 929 will set you back $500-$550 off-contract and $99.99 under a two-year contract. Reportedly, the device will be available in two color options: glossy white and matte black.
Overall, the Lumia 929 is a smaller 1520, featuring the same specs on a five inch instead of six display in a more affordable price that will essentially lower the price point of the less powerful Lumia 928 as well.
If there is any new info about the phone, we’ll keep you posted. Stay tuned.
Images: WP Central and @evleaks