There have been rumors about the thinner, lighter and better version of the Nokia 920 exclusive to Verizon. Today, the things appeared to get real as @evleaks, most popular and trusted source of mobile leaks posted first glimpse of the smartphone, named Nokia Lumia 928.
The front and back renders of the device looks pretty similar to the Lumia 920 except the new xenon flash instead of the LED flash light.
Nokia Lumia 928 in black, for Verizon, 2013 pic.twitter.com/O9JPzZgdE2
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) April 6, 2013
The main difference between the Lumia 928 and the Lumia 920 is probably the thinner polycarbonate body. That makes the new Lumia 928 lighter (132 grams) than the Lumia 920. The Lumia 928 measures 10.2mm thick at its thinnest point and 11.2mm at its thickest, a significant contraction in comparison with the Lumia 920.
Lumia 928 is also expected to replace Lumia 920’s IPS LCD display with a 4.5-inch OLED display and also to aid support for simultaneous voice and data over LTE.
The rest of the specifications will remain same, especially the 4.5-inch display with 1280 x 768 pixel resolution, the 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, 1 GB RAM and 32 GB of storage.
Nokia CEO Steven Elop has denied all speculations when asked about the the Lumia 928 saying, “I don’t know because we haven’t announced the Lumia 928” on Finnish TV last month. However, according to The Verge, Microsoft and Verizon have confirmed the existence of the Nokia Lumia 928 and the device is said to be in the final stages of testing. It will also include the second General Distribution Release (GDR2) Windows Phone 8 update and is expected to hit the shelves later this month.